Youth in Oregon
Directed by Joel David Moore. Written by Andrew Eisen. Starring Frank Langella, Christina Applegate, Billy Crudup, and Josh Lucas
With a resume that spans over 50 years, it’s always nice to see Frank Langella star in an indie film. For every big budgeted film he may make an appearance in, he always knocks it out of the park when given the chance to star in a film and shine. Just a few years ago, many raved about his performance of an aging jewel thief who’s forced to live with a domestic robot in Robot & Frank. This year, we’re presented with Langella playing Raymond Engersol, an 80-year-old man who’s being driven by his son-in-law (Billy Crudup) on a cross country road trip to Oregon to be legally euthanized while his family tries to help him rediscover reasons for living. There’s a lot of movies to keep an eye on this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, but Youth in Oregon is my sleeper hit of 2016.