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Ned Rifle (2014)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 April 2015 (USA)
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Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Rifle family.

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Hal Hartley

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Cast

Credited cast:
Aubrey Plaza ... Susan Weber
Parker Posey ... Fay Grim
Robert John Burke ... Chet
Liam Aiken ... Ned Rifle
Martin Donovan ... Rev. Daniel Gardner
James Urbaniak ... Simon Grim
Bill Sage ... Bud
Gia Crovatin ... Olive
Lloyd Kaufman ... Zach
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Mary
Karen Sillas ... Alice Gardner
Jefferson Mays ... Dr. Ford
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Henry Fool
John Ellison Conlee ... Sheriff
Bob Byington Bob Byington ... Concierge
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NED RIFLE is the third and final chapter of Hal Hartley's tragicomic epic begun with HENRY FOOL (1997, TIFF) and continued with FAY GRIM (2007). At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self-proclaimed genius Henry Fool, the trilogy is also an illustration of America's grappling with ideas, art, politics, and religion over the course of 20 years. In this swiftly paced and expansive conclusion, Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy and hilarious Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family. Written by Anonymous

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1 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Ned Rifle is the author of one the books promintently seen in Hal Hartley's earlier film "Trust". See more »

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When Ned is at the pharmaceutical company talking to the doctor before he sees his father, he breaks a glass and cuts his left hand. The doctor bandages Ned's hand in the restroom. Then as Ned takes Susan's hand prior to walking outside to see his father the bandage is clearly visible on his left hand. However, as they walk side-by-side outside there is no bandage on Ned's hand. See more »

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Ned Rifle: [on one knee] Defend me, Oh God, thy humble servant, in all assaults of the enemy. That I, surely trusting in thy defense, may not feel the power the adversary. But the words in my mouth, and the meditation of heart be always, be always acceptable in thy sight. Oh Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.
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Hartley doing what Hartley does best
30 October 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Ned Rifle ends the Henry Fool trilogy in classic Hal Hartley style, with damaged people unable to connect or to explain themselves.

This was a relief after Fay Grimm, the Henry Fool sequel that occurred during Hartley's dalliance with genre storytelling, something he failed to ever get a handle on.

The movie begins as a revenge tale, with Henry's son deciding to hunt down and kill his father for ruining his imprisoned mother's life. Along the way he joins up with a mysterious and sexy scholar with a plan of her own.

That description makes it sounds like a genre film after all, and in a way this movie ably bridges classic Hartley with genre Hartley.

The original cast is still there and is excellent, with a slightly mad Henry and a disillusioned Simon. New to the trilogy is Aubrey Plaza as the mystery woman. Plaza is a perfect Harley actor able to work within his peculiarly affectless emotionalism.

This movie is what I expect from Hartley; quirky humor, opaque characters, complex motives, and within that more emotion than one might expect. While it's not quite up to the level of early Hartley films like Trust or Surviving desire, it definitely scratches the Hartley itch.


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