99 Homes

99 Homes

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A timely thriller about a single father who is evicted from his home and his only chance to win it back is to go to work for the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place.
Publisher: [United States]: Broad Green Pictures , 2015
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Freddy34
Jan 31, 2019

I Loved this movie, It really showed me what a talented actor Michael Shannon is. I now look for movies that he is in, because I know you will Not be cheated if he is in it. I wasnt much of an Andrew Garfield fan, he was ok as Spiderman, But I think he also showed that he CAN act. I really enjoyed this movie, I had to rent it a 2nd time I liked it SO much!

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Nursebob
Jan 15, 2019

Ramin Bahrani’s cynical look at the flyblown remains of America’s dream plays on two distinct levels. As the story of one man weighing his soul against the deed to his home it’s a particularly American twist on "Faust" with Michael Shannon playing a hardened Mephistopheles in power suit and martini glass. However, Nash’s fall from grace also serves a greater metaphor which lends irony to the epithet “Land of Opportunity”—for the biggest opportunities in this unforgiving landscape come from preying upon the weak. “America doesn’t bail out the losers…” hisses Carver to a conscience-stricken Nash, “…America was built by bailing out winners.” But even Shannon’s character has his own demons to tame, for like Nash he too started out innocently enough only to be moulded by a power structure which encouraged the gullible to live beyond their means. Thoroughly absorbing with master class performances from its two leads, Bahrani’s morality play sustains its air of dark pessimism with a pounding score giving depth to some striking visuals—the most notable being a drunken Nash passed out in a vacant mansion, his reflection in a patio window making it look as if he’s submerged in the backyard pool. Unfortunately Bahrani missteps towards the end giving us a climactic final sequence whose inherent scepticism is marred by a bit of Hollywood fluff. Still a worthwhile film to watch, and a suitable companion piece to McKay’s "The Big Short".

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publicenemy46
Sep 29, 2018

Good movie I really enjoyed this movie very informative tough to watch at times but worth watching! I enjoyed this movie.

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Nooksack20
Sep 15, 2018

Kind of a stinker in my opinion.

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marieloudavril
May 14, 2018

Excellent heartbreaking movie describing what the capitalism does to family owning a home ended up to losing it because of the bank rate, government rules to accommodate bigger business and make more money and neglect the people's feelings and condition they are left with. Homeless in a turn of a day........ Only few makes a lot of money and a lot who works hard for owning a home end up to lose it all........ Great acting and powerful story.

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llane
Sep 18, 2017

The banks and government and EVERYONE they sure teach you a lesson. I will never get a mortgage

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PearlyKayAm1
Apr 18, 2017

Quietly compelling, intense, disturbing portrayal of desperate people being forced to their breaking point.

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firefly5
Feb 03, 2017

This did not interest me.

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richmole
Jan 16, 2017

One of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
Great writing (ironic, fascinating how the "facts" are translated dramatically)
Great performances--both leads are terrific.
Timely. This is no "let's pretend" fantasy; this drama I suspect was based on a lot of factual circumstances...only makes it more powerful than it otherwise would have been.

Finally: cost 8 million dollars to make this movie. Box-office: less than $2 million.

The "truth"--even in a fictional drama--really hurts.

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JackamoJames
Dec 12, 2016

Michael Shannon has been a best kept secret for a number of years and is destined to be recognized very soon. The movie itself is quite intriguing as it delves into the greed of those who prey on peoples lives and misfortunes. A lot of nastiness in a well acted and written script. Recommend highly for anyone who has had bank or real estate misfortunes...guess thats most of us..lol

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

To avoid spoilers, suggest to read after the film:
Carver: Like I said, don't get emotional about real estate, Nash. They're boxes. You listening? Big boxes, small boxes. What matters is how many you got.
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-The court decided my case in 60 seconds flat. Nobody checked the file index. Fact. No proof of publication filed. Fact. Nobody looked at the cancelled cheques to prove bank payment. Fact. The judge, he wasn't up for re-election. He wasn't beholden to anybody in this county. 60 seconds for a lifetime and this is my home. ... Look up there. Look up there! You see that? That is the sun and it is shining. Nobody is gonna tell me it is night when it is day. And God Almighty could come down here and tell me it's night and I would know that it's day, because I know what I know. And nobody is gonna tell me the sun isn't shining. Nobody.

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

Carver: Up until three years ago I was a regular old real-estate agent. Putting people in homes, speculating on property, that was my job. Now, in 2006 Robert and Julia Tanner borrowed $30,000 to put an enclosed patio on their home that they had somehow managed to live without for 25 years. Why don't you ask them about that when they're spitting in your face while you walk 'em to the kerb? Why don't you ask the bank what they were thinking giving them an adjustable-rate mortgage? Then you can go to the government and ask why they lifted every regulation and sat there like a retarded stepchild. You, Tanner, the banks, Washington, every other homeowner and investor from here to China turned my life into evictions. I'm not an aristocrat. I wasn't born into this. ...

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

To avoid spoilers, suggest to read after the film:
Dennis: They told me not to pay. And that's why I'm behind. They told me not to pay.
Judge: While I sympathize with your situation. I have 40,000 cases like this backed up behind yours. Final judgment granted. I'm ordering you to vacate the premises.
Dennis: That's my family home, Your Honor. I was born and raised in that home. He was born and raised there too. He's my son, Connor. ...
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Carver: Don't be soft. Do you think America give a flying rats ass about you or me? America doesn't bail out the losers. America was built by bailing out winners. By rigging a nation of the winners, for the winners, by the winners. You go to church, Nash? You go to church?
Dennis: Sure.
Carver: Only one in 100 is gonna get on that ark, son. And every other poor soul's gonna drown. I'm not gonna drown.

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john_doh17
Nov 05, 2015

Set in Florida, the film follows single father Dennis Nash (Garfield) and his family as they are evicted from their home by businessman Rick Carver (Shannon), forcing Nash to help Carver in evicting people out of their homes in exchange for their own home.

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