Young Ones

Year: 2014
Duration: 1h 40min
IMDb: 5.9
Set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth&#39s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm <a href="/name/nm0788335?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Michael Shannon</a> lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome <a href="/name/nm2240346?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Kodi Smit-McPhee</a> and Mary <a href="/name/nm1102577?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Elle Fanning</a>. He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary&#39s boyfriend, Flem Lever (<a href="/name/nm0396558?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Nicholas Hoult</a>), has grander designs. He wants Ernest&#39s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director <a href="/name/nm0658823?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Jake Paltrow</a> comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that&#39s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.