After living off the grid in Oregon for years, traumatized military veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), are picked up by social services and forced to integrate back into society. While Tom begins to connect with others and thrive, Will struggles and attempts to avoid his demons by escaping back into the wild. Directed by Debra Granik. Based on the novel "My Abandonment" by Peter Rock.
This is not an action packed adventure film but if you like a simple but believable story with great acting then this is one to see. Ben Foster is very good as always and the actor playing his daughter did a great job. Wish there were more movies like this one.
I live in the Northwest and like most people have seen across the country, we have a serious issue with those who are unfortunate, living in poverty or homeless for that matter. The fact that this was a true story really grabbed you from start to finish. From a dad suffering from post service war days to the relationship with his daughter and living in the woods of a park this movie says it all.
Debra Granik's "Leave No Trace" provides a fascinating portrait of a father & daughter who reside at a public park in Oregon and look to live a life of isolation. Viewers will find the film to be a unique character study on an individual who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Overall, the film comes highly recommended.
This is truly a great and original movie about an ex-soldier dealing with his PTSD and a daughter figuring out her place in his and her own life. It's PG rated, but it's not a kid's movie. The emotional turmoil of dad and daughter make this a very mature movie.