Ethan Hawke stars as Ernst Toller, a reverend in a remote upstate New York community where his stoic, minimalist sermons are mostly looked over for the nearby mega-church. Toller's quiet life is changed when he begins to counsel new parishioners Michael and Mary (Phillip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried), a young couple whose marriage is breaking down. Michael, a radical environmental activist, is consumed by the idea that humans have brought on an apocalypse and when he asks questions that can't be answered, Toller's own path is irrevocably changed.
Why You Should See This Film
Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) is in peak form with First Reformed, a film that takes the viewer on an unexpected journey as it unfolds to strange, beautiful, angry and questioning places. Ethan Hawke shines in this, one of the very best films of the year.
- Year: 2017
- Rating: M
- Director: Paul Schrader
- Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer
- Duration: 113 minutes
- Language: English