First Reformed

Synopsis: A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Paul Schrader
Production: A24
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
86
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
R
Year:
2017
113 min
1,991 Views

centigrade higher.

Four is the threshold.

You know? "Severe, widespread,

and irreversible impacts."

And when scientists say

stuff like that, you know?

And National Center for

Atmospheric Research,

Lawrence Livermore,

the Potsdam Institute.

Uh, Reverend...

TOLLER:
He went on like that

for some time.

By 2050, sea levels two feet

higher on the East Coast.

Low lying areas underwater

across the world.

Bangladesh, 20% loss

of landmass.

Central Africa, 50% reduction

in crops due to drought.

The Western reservoirs

dried up.

Climate change refugees.

Epidemics. Extreme weather.

MICHAEL:
You know, the...

The bad times,

they will begin.

And from that point,

everything moves very quickly.

You know,

this social structure

can't bear the stress

of multiple crises.

Opportunistic diseases,

anarchy, martial law,

the tipping point.

And this isn't in some,

like, distant future.

You will live to see this.

You know, my children will

experience this unliveability.

This, uh...

Damn. I'm sorry. I just...

You know, I...

I thought things could change,

you know?

I thought... I thought

people would listen.

Do you have thoughts

of harming yourself?

No.

Why? Did... Did Mary say

something like that?

No. No.

No, I'm not worried

for myself. I just...

This world is gonna be

what it is.

Um... But can I ask you

a question, Reverend?

TOLLER:
Mmm-hmm.

How do you sanction

bringing in a little girl,

uh, for argument's sake,

let's just say that, uh,

Mary and I's, uh, child,

it's a little girl.

You know,

a child that's so full of hope

and naive beliefs,

into a world

where that little girl, uh...

She grows up

to be a young woman

and she looks you in the eyes

and she says that you knew

this all along, didn't you?

You see, that...

I mean, what? What are you

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Paul Schrader

Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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