Things That Hang from Trees
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Things That Hang from Trees
Things that Hang from Trees constitutes American director Ido Mizrahy's debut feature. As adapted by singer-songwriter Aaron Louis Tordini from his own novella, this defiantly eccentric drama unfolds on a surreal, southern gothic landscape. Eight-year-old Tommy, incorrectly read as mentally-impaired by many of the local townspeople, lives alone with his skanky mother (Deborah Kara Unger), a sex shop owner. This emotionally troubled child also struggles with painful memories of his abusive, estranged father (Ray McKinnon) - whose mistreatment he recreates in a self-flagellating manner by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A half-baked piece of Southern Gothic, Ido Mizrahy's debut film wears its influences a little too closely on its sleeve."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Offers a slice of special education-tinged Southern Gothic minus the evocative eccentricity."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"[A] stilted, somewhat pretentious Southern Gothic tale."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The causality here is somewhat thin -- any time one story really gets cooking, we're jettisoned to another -- but the ensemble cast does good work, and the location becomes a character unto itself."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
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