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Old 01-18-22, 04:25 PM
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The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler



“The Fallout” is a compelling exploration of the inexplicable resiliency of life and the hope that emerges out of loss. Megan Park’s feature screenwriting and directing debut won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, while also garnering Park the festival’s Brightcove Illumination Award for her screenplay.

Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now.

The film stars Jenna Ortega (“Scream,” “You,” “Yes Day”), Maddie Ziegler (“West Side Story,” “Music”), Niles Fitch (TV’s “This Is Us,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Will Ropp (“The Way Back,” “The Sex Lives of College Girls”), with John Ortiz (“Ad Astra,” “Bumblebee”) and Julie Bowen (TV’s “Modern Family,” “Hubie Halloween”) and Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies,” “The Divergent Series”).

Megan Park directed the film from her own screenplay. Shaun Sanghani, Todd Lundbohm, David Brown, Rebecca Miller, Cara Shine, Joannie Burstein and Giulia Prenna produced, with Christina Lundbohm, Greg Young, Mark Andrews and Stephanie Denton executive producing.

Park’s creative team included director of photography Kristen Correl (“Ad Astra”), production designer Justin Dragonas (TV’s “Vital Signs”), editor Jennifer Lee (“The Skeleton Twins”) and costume designer Tasha Goldthwait (“An American Pickle”), with original score by Finneas O’Connell (“No Time to Die”) and Peymon Maskan (“Into the Blue”) serving as music supervisor. The soundtrack also features an original song written and performed by Maisy Stella & Lennon Stella.

Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max Present an SSS Entertainment/Clear Horizon Production, in Association with SSS Film Capital / 828 Media Capital / Good Pals / Mind the Gap Productions, “The Fallout.” The film will stream exclusively on HBO Max beginning January 27, 2022. “The Fallout” has been rated R for language throughout, and teen drug and alcohol use.
92% (currently) on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_fallout_2021
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

I thought this was pretty good. Jenna Ortega continues to be a standout in everything I see her in. I'm really looking forward to seeing what she does as Wednesday Addams.

The direction here is great. It is all super understated, but it works really well.
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

This is a very good little film. Powerful, poignant and terrific performances.

Highly recommended. Could have seen this up for Spirit awards or something if it came out later in the year.

Not sure I have seen Ortega in anything before. She looks very young in this.
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

Good film. I thought it captured both the fear and the numbness well. I just wish it didn’t have to be made.
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

I just watched this on HBO Max last night. Very good film. Thoughtful drama but not overly melodramatic. No easy answers to difficult problems.
If you have discovered Jenna Ortega through Wednesday, you should check this out. Very different kind of performance.
Also, kind of weird to see the little girl from the Sia videos all grown up like this.
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

Very good movie dealing with heavy teenager themes centered around real life headlines. While Vada is front and center, her relationship with her sister was poignant. Great acting all around.

I'm just glad I'm not raising teens nowadays.
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I'm just glad I'm not raising teens nowadays.
My youngest are twin 19 years old. I might have just miss the craziness... but not by much. lol
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

Surprisingly it was directed by Megan Park from the Secret Life Of An American Teenager and the lead of several Hallmark movies.
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

When did Rachel Zegler become Maddie Ziegler?
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Re: The Fallout (2022, W/D: Park) S: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
When did Rachel Zegler become Maddie Ziegler?
Two different actresses, both in West Side Story.

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