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Burn Your Maps (2016)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2018 (USA)
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A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jordan Roberts

Writers:

Jordan Roberts (screenplay by), Robyn Joy Leff (based on the short story by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Alise
Marton Csokas ... Connor
Jacob Tremblay ... Wes
Suraj Sharma ... Ismail
Taylor Geare ... Becca
Virginia Madsen ... Victoria
Ramon Rodriguez ... Batbayar
Valerie Planche ... Maureen
Connor Mullen Connor Mullen ... Duncan
Makambe Simamba Makambe Simamba ... Nara (as Makambe K. Simamba)
Hannah Duke ... Woman on Park (as Hannah Goodfellow Duke)
Glynis Davies ... Lillian
Rae Farrer ... Sister Ruth
Lara Zaluski ... Samantha
Catherine Gell ... Dr. Wagner
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A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some mature sexual material, and brief strong language

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Shot in Calgary, Alberta, Canada July-Sept 2015. The Mongolia footage took place in nearby Kananaskis Country, at the Stoney Indian Reserves. Over one hundred Calgary residents of Mongolian heritage were hired to act in minor roles. See more »

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An utterly delightful film. What a delight.
20 November 2019 | by latinfineartSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, from start to finish. It was a wonderful story of lost souls, and many of us can relate to this concept of just not fitting in. The boy who starred in this film did a great job of portraying someone, who is lost in a fantasy world, due to real life tragedy, being a bit much to handle. Vera Farmiga did a lovely job as his supportive and understanding mother, though she was attempting to deal with the same family tragedy, in her own way. Martin Csokas was exceptional, as usual. A major talent. The wonderful Virginia Madsen had a great, though brief part. All the talent was outstanding.

The direction, soundtrack, performances, script, and editing were excellent. Why can't Hollywood make more films like this one. No car chases. No inane leaps of faith. Just a good, solid, heartfelt story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi | Mongolian

Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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