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Mickey And The Bear - Best Of DFF42

Annabelle Attanasio

Drama

EnglishUSA201988 minDCPRating: R

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From the first interaction between Mickey and her ex-Marine father Hank, it’s obvious that their relationship, while loving in its way, isn’t especially safe for the teenage girl. Hank has spent years in their small Montana town getting drunk, getting high, and getting in trouble with the cops, whom he charms with raucous tales of his exploits while leaving Mickey to pick up the pieces. She’s the one who pays the rent on their double-wide trailer and buys beer with the money she gets from her after-school job at a taxidermy shop; in return, she's subject to Hank’s volatile, controlling behavior and cruel sense of humor. When not mothering her father, she’s stuck managing Aron, her excruciatingly selfish boyfriend, who has a one-track mind for pressuring her to get married and start having kids before she even graduates from high school. But Mickey is smart and stubborn, and she fully intends to escape the bleak future laid out for her—until a devastating betrayal by Hank eliminates her best chance for independence.
First-time feature writer/director Annabelle Attansio has crafted an atmospheric and moving coming-of-age drama with excellent performances by both Camila Morrone as Mickey and James Badge Dale as her traumatized yet manipulative father.


Cinematographer: Conor Murphy | Screenwriter: Annabelle Attanasio
Cast: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba

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Smart, stubborn teenage Mickey must mother and manage the two men in her life: Hank, her volatile ex-Marine father, and Aron, her excruciatingly selfish boyfriend. Her desperate struggle to escape the bleak future they envision for her is the backbone of this moving coming-of-age drama.

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