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Elephant Sighs (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 12 June 2012 (USA)
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"After moving to a small, rural town, uptight Joel Bixby (Tony Award-nominee John Cariani, Showtime, Kissing Jessica Stein), is invited by an agreeable new acquaintance to join a group of ... See full summary »

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Ed Simpson

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Ed Simpson (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Edward Asner ... Leo
John Cariani ... Joel
Mark Fite ... Nick
Jack Kehler ... Dink
David Wells ... Perry
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"After moving to a small, rural town, uptight Joel Bixby (Tony Award-nominee John Cariani, Showtime, Kissing Jessica Stein), is invited by an agreeable new acquaintance to join a group of townsmen who meet in a ramshackle room at the edge of town. Normally a loner, Joel finds himself enamored by boisterous, fast food connoisseur Leo Applegate (Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Edward Asner, Up, Elf, TV's Lou Grant and The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and reluctantly agrees to go. Unknowingly the "replacement" for a beloved member who recently passed away, Joel meets the group's other surviving members and is swept up in their strange lives, but struggles with their secretive purpose for gathering ... until he realizes each of them is as lost as himself. Gleeful Dink (Jack Kehler, Men in Black II, The Big Lebowski), who deeply loves his bald wife, is "in touch" with his feminine side; Perry (David Wells, Basic Instinct, Starman, Beverly Hills Cop), a former minister, is suffering a crisis of ... Written by Anonymous

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Sighs Matters.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

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12 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sem Sentido See more »

Filming Locations:

High Point, North Carolina, USA

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Relaxed and Thoughtful (but not for the impatient)
4 March 2014 | by zachtrekSee all my reviews

This is a slow paced movie that doesn't finish its story until almost the very last minute. In a very casual, relaxed and roundabout way, embodied by the characters (particularly Ed Asner's Leo), the movie deals with ordinary people dealing with ordinary issues in their everyday lives.

Each character initially may seem superficial and unremarkable, but by the movie's end, each one's story has been quietly explored and explained, in a way that ought to make us think a little more about all the "ordinary" people we meet in everyday life, each of whom, like us, has a whole lifetime of joys and sorrows behind them, and we never know what they may be dealing with at any given moment.

The acting may not be Academy Award level, but that's because the roles are not Academy Award roles. The actors all do fine jobs of portraying their characters which, again, may seem superficial at the beginning but are shown to be a bit more complex by the end.

As some of the negative reviews indicate, this movie is not for everyone. This movie is very dialogue heavy -- don't watch it if you're in the mood for an action movie. There is humor, but it's low key, so don't watch it if you're in the mood for a hilarious comedy. This movie is simple, but not stupid, so don't watch it if you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment. But if you're already relaxed and in the mood for a calm, character and dialogue driven movie that will leave you thinking a little, I would certainly recommend this movie.

I gave it nine stars rather than ten because there is some language in the movie. It's not gratuitous, I just didn't feel it was entirely necessary.


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