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Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 23 May 2017 (USA)
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A family man's chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sukha Belle Potter ...
Deputy Winston
Ranger Meg
Mrs. Bowery
Mr. Bowery
R.J. Burns ...
Ryan (as RJ Burns)
Gabriel Clark ...
Bill Western
Morning Shift Concierge


The film follows a mountain man on the run from authorities who survives the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes. He's haunted by a recurring dream of being lost at sea and constantly has flashbacks of his former life of a family man.

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The Inversion is Coming


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Release Date:

23 May 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buster két élete  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,137 (USA) (28 April 2017)


$72,622 (USA) (7 July 2017)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Described by director Sarah Adina Smith as a mix of "Donnie Darko" and "Bad Santa" See more »


Jonah tells the stranger that all the hotel's rooms are non-smoking, and that he has to have a credit card to book a room. In the mid-1990s, when the film is set, most hotels (especially in small towns) still had both smoking and non-smoking rooms. Also at that time, most smaller hotels would accept cash without a credit card. See more »

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He wasn't designed to fit in with the system!
24 September 2017 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films, you won't properly get the notion. Too random, surreal, but at the end somehow all connects. The narration has multiple layers, that's what confusing at the initial stage. Though I liked the character nicknamed, 'the last free man'. If I had watched this film successfully means, that's the main reason. But I felt they have under-used it or missed a great opportunity. Because it was a wonderful film character. Tens of stories can be created using such role. But why did they go for a dry story. In my opinion, it should have been in the line of 'Captain Fantastic'.

Rami was okay. He did justify the role he had played. But not like a performance of the year. I understand why this film was very dark, and partially being a dark comedy. The overall storyline looked good. The man with ambition, and to meet that end, he had dedicated his life. But he did not know what he's becoming. It was like 'Split' meets 'Bad Santa'. From all, the boat scenes were a bit of out of context. Yet it brought distinct perspective to the character who was struggling with reality. A film for a few selected people. I feel bad for rating it such low, but I'm only being honest.


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