Empire Falls – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 28, 2005
DVD Release: September 13, 2005
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Synopsis

A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby (Harris), who’s run the town’s top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife (Hunt), meddling father (Newman), and hostile boss (Woodward).

Dove Review

“Empire Falls” is a story about a man and his dream of starting his own restaurant while dealing with a controlling boss at the Empire grill he manages, a wife who left him and a daughter that is dealing with problems in school. The movie itself is hard to focus on as it seems to leave out a lot of important details. The first half of the film the viewer struggles to figure out what the point of the movie is and by the end you only think you might know what the point was. This is not recommended for a family viewing due to the excessive violence.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Girl cuts her finger with a knife, man shoots himself in the head, cat scratches man's hand, boy picks on boy who is needy, girl is slapped in the face by boy, mom takes off in her car before girl gets out- the girl is dragged a couple feet before mom relizes what is happening, fist fight between 2 men involving blood, boy opens fire in a school class room- killing all his classmates and teacher.
Sex: Kissing between man and woman.
Language: None
Violence: Girl cuts her finger with a knife, man shoots himself in the head, cat scratches man's hand, boy picks on boy who is needy, girl is slapped in the face by boy, mom takes off in her car before girl gets out- the girl is dragged a couple feet before mom relizes what is happening, fist fight between 2 men involving blood, boy opens fire in a school class room- killing all his classmates and teacher.
Drugs: Some smoking and drinking.
Nudity: Cleavage and man in underwear.
Other: None

Info

Company: HBO Video
Director: Fred Schepisi
Producer: William Teitler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 240 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala