Loggerheads
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Tim Kirkman wrote and directed Loggerheads, a film that follows three different storylines that all transpire over the course of a Mother's Day weekend, but take place at different times. One of the stories features a man who arrives in a coastal North Carolina town in order to preserve turtles that are endangered. He becomes involved with a local businessman and must decide where he feels in his heart that he belongs. A second story concerns a woman who begins to feel her small-town changing in ways that frighten her. She must face these changing social realities while constantly… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dramatic tension is nil. But the performances, particularly by Hunt (in a non-comedic role, for a change), are worth a look."
‑ Sean Means, Film.com
"This quiet community and family drama set on the North Carolina shore offers a bighearted outlook on how to absorb change and defeat."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"the kind of movie that makes you feel more like an eavesdropper than a viewer"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"The movie weaves flawless performances by Bonnie Hunt, Chris Sarandon, Michael Learned and others into a mesmerizing tapestry of familial yearning and loss."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"You're in deep."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"... an understated and heartfelt story, superbly acted, with a strong sense of people and place."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Slow, unadorned, compassionate, and earnest, Loggerheads is a low-fi throwback to the independent films of the 1980s and '90s -- heartland miniatures hewn from plainspoken lives."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
""Loggerheads" is like a person who never raises her voice, yet somehow you know to pay attention to every word she says."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"... if you can shake out some of the chafing bits of sand that weigh down Loggerheads, you'll find a heartfelt story about people coming to terms with irrevocable loss."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The stories unfold at about the speed of a turtle slowing crawling across the sand, but eventually you get the whole picture and it becomes a moving story of love and redemption."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Despite a meandering tone, Loggerheads is consistently watchable thanks to committed actors playing recognizable, decent folks just trying to do the right thing -- or rectify mistakes of the past."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Loggerheads has the best qualities of independent filmmaking."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"The movie could have benefited from a lighter touch ..."
‑ Phoebe Flowers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The film is very smart in recognizing that being gay is about a lot more than whom you sleep with."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A chamber piece of subtle touches, finely acted, the movie has time jumps that are a little confusing."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
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