Sundance 2015: U.S. Dramatic Competition

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1. Advantageous (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Director: Jennifer Phang | Stars: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong

Votes: 4,117

2. The Bronze (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

44 Metascore

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch

Votes: 9,346 | Gross: $0.62M

3. The D Train (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

The head of a high school reunion committee tries to get the most popular guy in school to attend their class' upcoming 20-year reunion.

Directors: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul | Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 10,231 | Gross: $0.66M

4. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 27,908 | Gross: $1.48M

5. Dope (2015)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 78,030 | Gross: $17.47M

6. I Smile Back (2015)

R | 85 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner, Shayne Coleman

Votes: 4,746 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman

Votes: 116,356 | Gross: $6.74M

8. The Overnight (2015)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Mystery

65 Metascore

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 15,186 | Gross: $1.10M

9. People Places Things (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

68 Metascore

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne

Votes: 7,680

10. Results (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 694 | Gross: $0.03M

12. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 34,008 | Gross: $0.64M

13. Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young woman, kidnapped when she was a child, returns home to the family she barely remembers and struggles to feel at home.

Director: Nikole Beckwith | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky

Votes: 1,888

14. Unexpected (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Director: Kris Rey | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 2,932

15. Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Votes: 26,345 | Gross: $0.12M



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