First screened in April 2016
Director: Jeff Nichols. Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, David Jensen, Sharon Landry, Sharon Garrison, Dana Gourrier, Allison King, Sean Bridgers, Lucy Faust. Screenplay: Jeff Nichols. Twitter Capsule:
Holds your attention. Laudable refusal to settle for any template, but The Idea feels less than fully worked out.
Is Nichols developing into someone special, or are we lionizing a mid-level talent? This film is gutsy and imitative. Surface looks unique. Core is familiar.