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Campbell Scott directed this offbeat comedy drama about a free-thinking family who find themselves confronted by the more regimented outside world. Bo Groden (Valentina d'Angelis) is an 11-year-old girl growing up as part of a decidedly eccentric family in a small town in New Mexico. Bo's father, Charley (Sam Elliott), has fallen into a deep depression for reasons no one can understand, while her mother, Arlene (Joan Allen), holds the household together, raising most of their food in her vegetable garden, which she prefers to tend in the nude. Bo, meanwhile, satisfies her sweet tooth by writing candy companies claiming to have had problems with their products, which usually results in a box of fresh goodies. While the Grodens get by through living within simple means, one day an Internal Revenue Agent appears at their door, wanting to know why the family hasn't paid income tax for several years -- and not believing there has been no appreciable income for so many years. Off the Map was screened in competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 11, 2005


Joan Allen
as Arlene Groden
Sam Elliott
as Charley Groden
J.K. Simmons
as George
Jim True-Frost
as William Gibbs
Amy Brenneman
as Adult Bo
Kevin Skousen
as Don
J.D. Hawkins
as Jack
Kevin Skousen
as Don


Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
George VanBuskirk
Joan Ackermann
Joan Ackermann
Play Author
Juan Ruiz-Anchia
Andy Keir
Chris Shriver
Production Designer
Martin Garvey
Executive Producer
David Newman
Executive Producer
Jonathan Filley
Executive Producer
David Schlesinger
Set Designer
Amy Westcott
Costume Designer
William Sarokin
Sound/Sound Designer
Cas Donovon
First Assistant Director
Laylee Olfat
Marlena Grzaslewicz
Supervising Sound Editor
Ira Spiegel
Supervising Sound Editor