The Dramatic Journey of A Troubled Man and His Daughter “Leave No Trace” Is Coming To Digital and Blu-Ray + Film Review

        The Dramatic Journey of A Man and His Daughter, “Leave No Trace” is coming to Digital on 9/25 and on Blu-ray on 10/2. 


The Story  


Leave No Trace is an intense and mysterious film. The dramatic movie follows the story of Will (Ben Foster) and his thirteen year daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), the two have lived off the grid for years in the deep forests of Portland, Oregon. There simple life is peaceful in the woods, building fires, sleeping in a tent; however their tranquility comes to end when there hidden life is discovered.

Once they are caught they are separated and sent to social services. Their new life begins with tests, and then they are both sent to live in a new home provided by social services. The dad begins working and Tom begins assimilating to her new life.

However, Will decides he he’s not happy with this new life, and fears he’s underneath a microscope and tries to leave and go back to the woods. They then go on the run, even though Tom was actually enjoying their new life.

On their move back to non-existence they take a bus ride, hitchhike and trek through the woods suffering through cold weather. They end up finding a small vacant cabin and take shelter there. Then out of nowhere the dad leaves, and after hours of being gone, Tom searches for him only to find him passed out by a stream. Tom finds some locals to help get her father out the woods. They then are taken by the same locals and begin living in a trailer. And then again, Will is ready to hit the road again but Tom finally speaks up and decides she doesn’t want to leave. Tom has built a relationship with the locals and is enjoying her modern life.

My Thoughts 


Throughout the movie, you’re trying to figure out why they live tucked away in the woods. Is the dad mental, hiding, or paranoid? His daughter is loyal and protective of her father and their former lifestyle– showing he’s a good father. But what puzzle piece is missing?

You can tell that Will loves his daughter and is willing to do anything for her but it becomes apparent to the viewer that he is unstable. And is overall harming her with every decision he makes.

The beautiful part of the story comes in the ugly part. The ugly part is the separation of the father and daughter but it’s beautiful because Tom is able to realize what makes her happy and find the strength to move forward with her life leaving behind everything she has ever known.

What’s Inside The DVD?


The film will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital.

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  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.


    • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.


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    Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober and Dale Dickey

    Casting By: Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee

    Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs

    Original Music By: Dickon Hinchliffe

    Co-Producer: Chris Stinson

    Costume Designer: Erin Orr

    Editor: Jane Rizzo

    Production Designer: Chad Keith

    Director of Photography: Michael McDonough

    Executive Producers: Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Andy Pollack, Michael Bloom, Adam Pincus

    Screenplay By: Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

    Based on the Novel “My Abandonment” By: Peter Rock

    Produced By: Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini

    Directed By: Debra Granik



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