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In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | | Drama | 17 February 2017 (USA)
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

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Edie
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Vera
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Dr. Burton
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Billy
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In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the "courage never to submit or yield." Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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During the shooting of this film 'James Franco' noticed Josh Hutcherson and offered him the lead role in his upcoming project (as director and actor) The Long Home (2017). See more »

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Scene where Mac brushes his teeth, he's using a 21st century white plastic toothbrush with accordion bend. See more »

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Which Side Are You On?
Written by Florence Reece
Performed by The Almanac Singers featuring Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Woody Guthrie, and others
Published by Stormking Music (BMI)
By Arrangement of Bicycle Music Company
From the recording entitled "Talking Union and Other Union Songs" (FW05285)
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, (p) & © 1955. Used by Permission.
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Not bad, but missing the 'wow' factor
14 July 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here we have a story that was told well - directing and writing was good, cinematography, editing and sound was great, but the pace was very slow and missing substance. It felt like someone monotonic was telling a story, but with no punch-line, or closing plot message. It wasn't a bad film, and the cast were all on point, but is was just missing that wow factor for me. It's a 6/10 from me.


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