#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family’s silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man’s life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. AMERICAN FABLE is a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark – sometimes magical – world.
Plot: When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her father, Abe, a good and beloved farmer, is holding a wealthy man hostage in their abandoned silo in order to save their suffering farm, she befriends the captive in secret. As the truth unfolds about who he is and what will happen if he escapes, Gitty chooses to confront the thin line between reality and fiction.
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**So innocent, imaginative young kid, and then there’s an adult world full of complications.**
A thriller from a debutante writer, director. Obviously she did not get support from a big production house, but within the small scale, she has given a nice film. Of course, there were a few flaws. Particularly in the writing section. Overall, the film is very intriguing. The music, locations, performances supported the narration so well. This could be one of the under-noticed film, due to unfamiliar cast and crew. But surely a decent film.
The story of a farmer family. In a small rural America, where farmers are surrendering to death for unable to pay back the loans, a 11 year old girl is not disturbed by the adult’s way of life. Her best friend, a chicken named Happy, roam all over surrounding places. One day she finds a man trapped in her silo. They two becomes friends and help each others needs. But the girl never knew there’s a complication behind meeting him. And when that breaks loose, drastically things changes and brings an end to the narration with a twist.
The storyline was good, but kind of reminds ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’. This was more a thriller than a fantasy, yet a few scenes defines it could be influenced by fable as the title say. It had a philosophical touch too. The timeline of the tale was 1980s and in the eyes of adult, it is a perfect thriller that focused on the farmers’ issue. But, since the story was narrated from the eyes of a kid, that’s where magical perspective blooms. So the mix of both these things makes the film very special.
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When it comes to the film’s drawback, the curves of the storytelling, the scenes were not smoothened enough. I mean the ideas were awesome, but small-small thing had hard time to get away with a perfect blend. For example, the girl could have broken the door/lock from the outside or given foods and other items through the window, instead of climbing up. But the major parts of the film had nothing wrong and can be enjoyed. What it all says is the rookie mistake, but surely the filmmaker has talent and hoping her next one would be a top notch.
The little girl was very impressive. It reminds many big stars of the present who once did such a wonderful film as a child artist. So I wish her future to be great. She was all over the film, the rest of the cast had little scope, but they all did good as well. Predicting the story is not hard, but there’s always one thing bothers is that the doubt between reality and fiction. You know it’s not usual for one to find a man trapped in a silo. It has to be one way or the other as I’ve said. For that, you have to wait till the commencement of the third act. Because sometimes, the could be the film’s greatest twist.
As I’ve said, it was not a perfect thriller. Nor ignorable! Most of the scene seems intentional, because they were initiated in the early stage like an intro, only in the latter half, once again, they were brought into the narration with the following consequences. How such things were used to complete the storytelling was well planned design. On this, don’t believe the film critics. Me either, if you are not a film fanatic. But all I say is, it is not a bad film as you see on the internet. Those who takes chances and appreciates small scale films should try it. But generally, I recommend it to all!
The distance between _American Fable_ and “good” is pretty substantial, but still, points for originality.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
American Fable is set in the mid west of Reagan’s 1980s America where some farmers were financially hard hit, heading for bankruptcy with their land being bought up by investors.
Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) is an eleven year old girl living with her dad Abe (Kip Pardue) who is struggling farmer, mother Sarah (Marci Miller) who is pregnant and older brother Martin (Gavin MacIntosh) who is hostile, bully and a borderline psycho, just see the way he nearly chopped her hand off.
Gitty lives a care free rural life, she may not have many friends but she has a pet chicken and her own fantasy world. One day in an out of bounds silo in the far reaches of their family farm, Gitty finds a businessman Jonathan (Richard Schiff) being held captive. Gitty feeds him, brings him books to read. He tells her stories and even teaches her to play chess. Obviously Richard is befriending her so she can help him escape but he appears to be genuine enough.
It seems her dad, mum and brother are in league with a mysterious woman called Vera, who wants the farmers to fight back against these rich developers. Gitty is in a dilemma whether to free Jonathan and put her family at risk of arrest.
The film wants to be a fable, you have various tales being told, a fantasy sequence but it is not wholly coherent. The film reaches an urgency at the climax but you really are left thinking as to how this crazy brother has not yet been institutionalised.
The film benefits from wonderful photography even the night scenes are well utilised but the film is under-cooked.
A good parable. Plus parts of a bad one.
You ever watch a movie where the theatrical cut feels like it should have been the director’s cut? That’s what I felt about this movie.
I feel there is an excellent movie right here, in the marble as it were. But they needed to chisel a bit more, do a bit more self editing.
An evocative and engaging modern fairytale with all the lucid artificiality that should entail, using the inexperienced perspective of a child (one of those tweens that’s not become a miniature adult yet) peering into the dark, arguably even more childish world of the grown-ups, as a means of of meditating on the shifting sociopolitical climate, where the old family farms of old desperately cling to existence in modernity.
Richly envisioned and composed with so many superb images, the girl is totes adorbs. Sadly the film seems to think it’s a lot cleverer and profound than it really is and it can get rather obnoxious.
I saw this as part of Film Four’s “Fantastica” season and I must say, all the low fantasy elements don’t add anything. At one point they have one of those awakes-from-a-dream-a-second-time moments and it’s as annoying as Hugo. It can also be very predictable, sometimes painfully being what it seems to think a movie should be based on watching block busters. I like blockbusters, but this movie should be true to what it is and not pile on the artificial suspense just because J J Abrams does it.
But there is still much to like. The relationship of this little girl and the older man is handled with pathos, humour and dextrousity. Not a bad movie, just one that’s not all good.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Anne Hamilton
Writer Anne Hamilton
Actors Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Amira
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A