Higher Ground

Higher Ground

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Actress Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) makes her directorial debut with this coming-of-age drama, set in the '60s within a tight-knit religious community. More

Getting hitched and having a child at 18, Corinne's (Farmiga) adult life has been filled with hours of Bible study and preparation for the oncoming Rapture. But when her marriage deconstructs, Corinne brings her faith into question, a move that shakes her deeply spiritual community.

Based on the memoir of co-writer Carolyn S. Briggs, also starring John Hawkes (Contagion) and Donna Murphy (Tangled).

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2011Rating: M, contains offensive language and sexual references120 minsUSA
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Higher Ground | Reviews

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Vulture

Vulture

The movie is flushed with hope, wonder, heartbreak.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

As director, Farmiga is a strong believer in cinematic democracy, allowing the other actors to seize the center of the action and the frame.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Quite an achievement, given Hollywood's woeful record in the dramatizing of faith.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Farmiga expertly guides a large and gifted ensemble cast and proves as fearless a director as she is an actress.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Sometimes it slips too easily into satire, but at least it's nuanced satire based on true believers who are basically nice and good people.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The same intelligence, wit and mature spirit that actress Vera Farmiga brings to her performances is richly apparent in her directorial debut as well.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Deft, graceful and often poignant.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A shapeless collection of tonally diverse moments strung together with little organizing principle beyond the protagonist's identity struggles.

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Higher Ground | Release Details

Higher Ground is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Prime Video and Apple TV.