A vampire film by John Cassavetes? The thought is so outrageous, it pretty much sums up the definition of surrealism.
Tony Stark has had a rough go these last few years: a near-death experience in the Afghan desert, open-heart surgery in a cave, the challenge of keeping a straight face when confronted with Mickey Rourke's Russian accent, and the indignity of sharing the limelight with a bunch of fellow superheroes, one of whom, Hawkeye, nobody has ever heard of.
Two 14-year-olds, best friends living on the Mississippi River's Arkansas Delta, sneak off to a small island, where one of the kids, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), has discovered something strange: They pull up on the sand, hike through the woods, and there, lodged high in a tree, is an old boat. An epic flood must have left it there, and Ellis (Tye Sheridan) is surprised, and thrilled. A treehouse with a hull! The boys have a secret getaway that'll be theirs alone.
'Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of The Big Wedding. "First comes the ring, and then you wake up."
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