Donald Cried

Returning home to working class Warwick, Rhode Island, Peter Latang encounters childhood friend Donald Treebeck for what starts as a simple favor and turns into a long van ride into two friends past.


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  • ★★★★½ review by James Healey on Letterboxd

    New Directors/New Films 45: Film #2

    Donald Cried? More like James Cried, from laughing. Funniest film I've seen in a theater since last year's Entertainment which also played ND/NF. Donald Cried actually reminds me of Entertainment a bit, as well as The Color Wheel. On par with both, possibly better. Saw much raw talent on display here from everyone, but especially from Director/Writer/Actor Kris Averdisian who gives my favorite performance of the year next to Krisha Fairchild from Krisha. Best to go into this blind because you'll be completely surprised with how fantastic this is. Crossing my fingers it plays at Cannes so I can see it again there with friends.

  • ★★★★ review by Alex Kolpan on Letterboxd

    That Face/Off reference is too good

  • ★★★½ review by Joe Yanick on Letterboxd

    This will sadly not receive the acclaim it deserves but few recent films have the heart that this one does. Extremely funny and clever. Will keep an eye on this director.

  • ★★★★ review by Pat Healy on Letterboxd

    This movie was a wonderful surprise. Really hilarious, original and human. Do your best to catch it in a theatre with an audience. It's funny as hell. Limited release 3/3/17.

  • ★★★★ review by kylepsmith on Letterboxd

    Dear Letterboxd: Did you like THE MEND? Well, set aside your VOD calendar for sometime (hopefully) this year when you get to see DONALD CRIED.

    I mention THE MEND because of their similarities: late 30s men reuniting in low-budget comedies premiering at SXSW. What THE MEND had in discursive narrative, however, DONALD CRIED matches with livelier characters and a unique setting in Warwick, Rhode Island (not that I didn't like THE MEND as a New York movie!)

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