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The Ticket (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 April 2017 (USA)
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A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial.

Director:

Ido Fluk

Writers:

Ido Fluk (screenplay), Sharon Mashihi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Dan Stevens ... James
Malin Akerman ... Sam
Kerry Bishé ... Jessica
Oliver Platt ... Bob
Ekaterina Samsonov ... Carla
Skylar Gaertner ... Jonah
Liza J. Bennett ... Grace
Peter Mark Kendall ... Arnold Dixon
Bettina Skye ... School secretary
Andrew Polk ... The Principal
Nicole Signore ... Lawyer
Sal Rendino ... Millennium Realty Rep.
Russell G. Jones ... Doctor
Richard Lounello ... The Lawyer (as Rich Lounello)
Edward Crawford ... Actor in Jeans
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A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Το εισιτήριο See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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James: A man prays to God for 50 years. The same prayer every night. "God, please let me win the lottery". Year after year after year after year. "Please God, let me win the lottery". And finally, an angel goes to God and says: "God, this man has been praying so long. Why don't you let him win?" You know what God says? God says: "I'd love to help him out. I'd love to help him out. But he has never bought a lottery ticket".
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Braai Season
Written by Geshom Gazi
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The Ticket Review -
11 April 2017 | by geraldohannaSee all my reviews

We all ask ourselves if given the chance would we reach out and grab that lottery ticket if given to us? The idea of everything being handed to us after enduring for so long. Ido Fluk and Sharon Mashihi understand this and perhaps manipulate this into greed and lust - Perhaps? "The Ticket" presents this question, but like most thought provoking questions - This film has no answer for you.

Directed Ido Fluk, from a script written by Fluk and Sharon Mashihi. "The Ticket" stars Dan Stevens (The Guest) as James, a man blind from youth, with a comfortable life with his wife Sam (Malin Åkerman) and son Jonah (Skylar Gaertner). One day he regains his vision discovering he's not happy or contempt with his life - grabbing a promotion at work, leaves his wife for Jessica (Kerry Bishé) an employee where he works, and mistreating his friend Bob (Oliver Platt) one of James's blind co- workers.

Dan Stevens as always is fierce and enigmatic as James. Stevens is careful not to have you sympathize with James and the choices he makes along the way - But to ponder on each choice and wonder what's driving him. See, like each character in "The Ticket" (And there aren't many) they all have something driving them - something they want. Sam is fine and happy with going dancing, rather than an eloquent restaurant. She's also tired and Malin shows this beautifully. James, however, wants more, and Stevens never slows down giving us a moment to blame James for his choices.

Director Ido Flunk beautifully directs, with a unique visual flare centering around James's point of view. Where the film falls would be the predictability of its plot and lack of motivation for its characters.

"The Ticket" is a well made film with a deeply moving performance from Stevens.


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