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Loggerheads (2005)



Critic Consensus: Loggerheads is an understated, quietly moving character study, bolstered by great performances.

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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 listening to the speeches of her minister husband. The third storyline involves a woman who intends to spend the weekend celebrating the holiday with her own mother while also attempting to make contact with the child she gave up for adoption years before. Loggerheads was a selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

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Tess Harper
as Elizabeth Austin
Bonnie Hunt
as Grace Bellamy
Michael Learned
as Sheridan Bellamy
Kip Pardue
as Mark Austin
Chris Sarandon
as Rev. Robert Austin
Valerie Watkins
as Lola/Sharon
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Critic Reviews for Loggerheads

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (22)

The dramatic tension is nil. But the performances, particularly by Hunt (in a non-comedic role, for a change), are worth a look.

February 3, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4

... an understated and heartfelt story, superbly acted, with a strong sense of people and place.

January 26, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

... 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.

January 15, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

January 12, 2006 | Rating: B-

This quiet community and family drama set on the North Carolina shore offers a bighearted outlook on how to absorb change and defeat.

December 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

December 2, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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A bit sappy but very likeable movie about a woman's search for the child she gave up for adoption.

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