Leave No Trace
- 1hr 49m
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Slow and boring. On the flip side it was a clean movie with no curse words or immorality so that was great!
Waste of my time
The first few minutes of Leave No Trace are as entrapping as the spider webs the camera notices in passing. They catch you up in a suspenseful wilderness tale that opens out to an urgent drama of conflict, beauty and growth.
The fissure between father and daughter approaches like a snake. It sneaks up on you, then leaves you in paralyzed shock.
The movie takes its time, but in its unassuming way, draws you close and keeps you there.
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Movie Info & Cast
In this intimate story, based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock, Will (Ben Foster) is a military veteran battling PTSD who has been raising his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), alone and off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When they are discovered living on public lands, they are moved via social services into work and housing placement. But the adjustment is not easy and may be impossible for one of them.
Directed by Debra Granik (
- Ben Foster
- Jeff Kober
- Dale Dickey
- Thomasin McKenzie
- Isaiah Stone
- Dana Millican
- Ayanna Berkshire
- Alyssa McKay
- Michael Draper
- Peter James DeLuca
Did You Know?
- The last third of the story was filmed at Squaw Mountain Ranch, a family oriented nudist resort outside Estacada, Oregon. SMR was chosen because it's a former logging camp. The film needed a location with old cabins and RVs. Some of the members were used as extras in the "Birthday Party" scene. Squaw Mountain Ranch is the oldest nudist club west of the Mississippi and was established in 1933. They are open year round with rooms to rent in their lodge.
- The chessboard is set up incorrectly. Chessboards should have a white square at the bottom right (from each player's perspective).
- Will: We can still think our own thoughts.