Directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals, Edge of America) and an audience favorite at SXSW festival, HIDE AWAY is a stirring drama that follows the story of a successful businessman (Josh Lucas) attempting to resurrect his life. Entering an idyllic harbor as a broken and haunted man, he buys and boards the dilapidated sailboat, Hesperus. Disturbed at night by unsettling dreams of his past, the boat becomes a beacon of hope as he begins the challenge of bringing back the shine to the tarnished vessel--and to his life.
- Chris Eyer
- Peter Vanderwall
- Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell, Casey LaBow
Elliot Davis's pretty greeting-card cinematography, which lingers on birds, clouds and branches as it follows the seasonal changes, is better at evoking the passage of time and the rhythms of nature than all the sodden, pretentious dialogue.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 05.31.2012
[It] feels padded even in its brief running time; it's a slight mood piece posing as a character study.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 05.31.2012
The film stays afloat, if barely, thanks to Elliot Davis's uncluttered camerawork, a surprisingly unsentimental denouement, and performers who deftly undersell the script's corniest pretensions.Eric Hynes, Village Voice, 05.30.2012
A tactile, emotion-laden world of beauty, loss, recovery.Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, 06.22.2012