99 Homes

Synopsis: Around the world everyone knows that honest hard work gets you nowhere. In sunny Orlando, Florida, construction worker Dennis Nash learns this the hard way when he is evicted from his home by a charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker, Rick Carver. Humiliated and homeless, Nash has no choice but to move his mom and nine-year old son into a shabby, dangerous motel. All is lost. Until an unexpected opportunity arises for Nash to strike a deal with the devil - he begins working for Carver in a desperate attempt to get his home back. Carver seduces Nash into a risky world of scamming and stealing from the banks and the government; he teaches Nash how the rich get richer. Living a double life, Nash hides his new boss and job from his family. He rises fast and makes real money; he dreams bigger. But there is a cost. On Carver's orders, Nash must evict honest families from their homes - just as it happened to him. Nash's conscience starts tearing him apart... but his son needs a home. In a
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ramin Bahrani
Production: Broad Green Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
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Year:
2014
112 min
Website
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Yeah.

Oh.

Oh, Jesus, no.

This isn't a good time.

Rick?

- Mr Carver?

- Yeah, I'll be with you in a second.

Huh? Well, I'll tell you what you do.

Remove the meter, turn the water off,

and let them sweat for a couple of days.

Then you ride in

on your white fucking horse,

tell them you have a cash buyer

and Richard Carver

can approve a short sale.

You want me to spell it for you?

R-I-C...

OK, well, I can't hold your hand

while you give them a hand job, Bill.

Just get me the property.

Yes, John, Officer Dudura, you have

my court order signed by the judge.

What can I do for you?

You're the bank's realtor

on this eviction.

I need an official statement.

What happened and why?

Well, Dudura, it's a real shame

cos we arrived here with two pizzas

for Mr Kadwell, the property owner,

but he didn't want anchovies,

so he went into the house,

pulled out a gun

and he blew his brains out.

And that set off Mrs Kadwell

who was expecting Chinese for dinner.

You're talking about a man

who just killed himself.

I am the last man who knocked

on Patrick Kadwell's door,

in his life.

That is his wife of 15 years, Samantha,

his daughters,

Dylan, six, Paige, 11.

What official statement

can encapsulate

the tragic absurdity

of this fucked-up situation?

I can't bring him back to life.

Stop wasting my time.

Yeah?

No, I'm fine, honey.

Turn the TV off,

keep the girls away from the internet.

Er...

I got a call. Yeah.

Hello?

No, no, no.

You ride that up to 200.

220 tops.

No more than 10% down.

7.5% makes me sing.

Get the Miguels ready.

It's two grand a month

in interest alone.

We got to flip this thing.

Get back to me.

Call office.

Have we got anything else, boss?

Next eviction's Tuesday.

Natalia will call you.

Roger that.

- 'Rick Carver Realty.'

- Talk to me. My world's upside down.

'I'm emailing your revised itinerary.

And Jerry called again...'

Jerry's full of shit.

Keep talking.

'The Sutton Place high-rise came up.

The UD's in order.

'What do you want me to tell Elliot?'

No, no!

Please!

Yo, Nash, you can stop working now.

We're done. We're done.

- What?

- Hey!

Listen up!

The buyer didn't qualify.

We're shut down.

- What about payment?

- We don't get paid.

For two weeks

we've been working for free.

All this from roof to cement

is for nothing.

Stop working!

Put the hammer down, man.

Unplug everything, wrap it up.

Let's go home.

No dinero.

That looks like the United States

upside down, but flipped this way.

- It actually does.

- Connor?

Connor!

- We were just looking at the countries.

- Connor!

- We're naming the countries.

- It's our time. We're up.

- Gotta go.

- See you.

Bye.

Who was that?

- Who was that?

- That's my friend Alex from school.

- You dropped this.

- Good catch.

Your Honour, he missed three payments

and is underwater over 80 grand.

The bank can have a buyer in place

within 30 days.

- Did you in fact miss three payments?

- Yes, sir, but I was told to.

Two departments at the same bank

were telling me opposing things

and then, just recently,

I got a final notice for eviction.

We'd like to get

this property off the market.

- I see no reason to hold up the sale.

- They told me not to pay.

And that's why I'm behind.

They told me not to pay.

While I sympathise with your situation

I have 40,000 cases like this

backed up behind yours.

Final judgment granted.

I'm ordering you to vacate the premises.

That's my family home, Your Honour.

I was born and raised in that home.

He was born and raised there too.

He's my son, Connor.

Please don't do this.

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Ramin Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani (Persian: رامین بحرانی‎; born March 20, 1975) is an Iranian-American director and screenwriter. Film critic Roger Ebert listed Bahrani's film Chop Shop as the 6th best film of the 2000s and hailed Bahrani as "the director of the decade." Bahrani was the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, and was the subject of several international retrospectives including the MoMA in New York City, Harvard University, and the La Rochelle Film Festival in France. Bahrani is a professor of film directing at Columbia University's Graduate Film Program in New York City. more…

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