"The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Shawn Christensen.
The starring cast includes Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Kyle Chandler, Nathan Lane, Blake Jenner, Margaret Qualley, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tim Blake Nelson, Janina Gavankar and others.

Here are "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Vanishing of Sidney Hall movie?

A24 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 released the trailer for "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" you can watch here:
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Plot summary

What is The Vanishing of Sidney Hall movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie plot summary.

The film centers around Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman), a young novelist whose life is depicted in a non-linear narrative, through elliptical flashbacks and flash-forwards through three periods of his life.
At the age of eighteen, Sidney reads a story about masturbating in the sixth grade to his English class, to the chagrin of his teacher. He is spared from expulsion by a fellow English teacher, Duane Jones (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who encourages him with his writing. Sidney is subsequently approached by a bully, Brett Newport (Blake Jenner), who requests assistance with digging up a package they buried when they were small children. Sidney declines and returns home to his abusive mother Velouria (Michelle Monaghan), his downtrodden disabled father Gerald (Darren Pettie), as well as a love letter from an unidentified "Melody". Duane encourages Sidney to use unorthodox, loud tactics to draw Melody (Elle Fanning) out, which he attempts, to no avail.
He spots a girl (Elle Fanning) from the Jameson family across the street and correctly deduces that she is Melody, though she is hesitant to directly interact with him. After seeing Brett bully a classmate, Sidney agrees to help him dig up the package, on the condition that he ceases bullying. The pair go and dig the package up, but as they are about to part ways, Brett's father, Judge George Newport (Sean Cullen), violently arrives on the scene and Brett is forced to hand the package off to Sidney. Sidney watches the tape, to discover that it is a recording of Judge Newport (Sean Cullen) having sex with an adolescent girl. Sidney and Brett rendezvous and agree to go to the authorities with the tape.


Who plays who in the The Vanishing of Sidney Hall movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Logan Lerman  as Sidney Hall Melody's boyfriend and later husband, Velouria and Gerald's son
Elle Fanning  as Melody Jameson Sidney's girlfriend and later wife
Michelle Monaghan  as Velouria Hall Sidney's mother and Gerald's wife
Kyle Chandler  as The Searcher/Francis Bishop
Nathan Lane  as Harold Sidney's literary agent and Alexandra's father
Blake Jenner  as Brett Newport Sidney's schoolmate
Margaret Qualley  as Alexandra Harold's daughter
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II  as Duane Jones Sidney's English teacher
Tim Blake Nelson  as Johan Tidemand a sculptor Sidney befriends
Janina Gavankar  as Gina Sidney's personal assistant
Darren Pettie  as Gerald Hall Sidney's father and Velouria's husband
Alex Karpovsky  as Mr. Bauer
Michael Chen  as Lewis
Avery Whitted  as Henry Crowe
Ariane Rinehart  as Darcy
Sean Cullen  as Judge Newport
Mercedes Herrero  as Mrs. Sennett
Lora Martinez-Cunningham  as Hospital Administrator
Sasha Hutchings  as Harold's Secretary
Peter Francis James  as Dr. Baum
Christine Devine  as News Anchor
Fredi Walker-Browne  as Head Nurse
Fredrick Lopez  as Inmate
Jazzy Kae  as Lab Partner (as Jazzy Williams)
Irania Reyes  as Girl
Christina Brucato  as Jeanine
Azumi Tsutsui  as Japanese Interviewer
John Trejo  as Police Officer
Ruben Rivera Laguna  as Deputy
Charlie Le Grice  as Reporter 1 (as Charlie Monique La Grice)
Zakiya Young  as Reporter 2
Jason Tottenham  as Reporter 3
Daniel Morgan Shelley  as Officer 1
Lee Garrett  as Officer 2
David Alan Basche  as Senator Dale
Michael Drayer  as Max
Ryan Willard  as Student

Release date

When is The Vanishing of Sidney Hall movie release date?

"The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2017 (Sundance Film Festival) and on March 2, 2018 (United States) distributing by A24, DirecTV Cinema, Film1 and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are The Vanishing of Sidney Hall filming details?

The duration of the film is 117 minutes.

"The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on April 22, 2016 at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, in Pleasantville, New York.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Vanishing of Sidney Hall movie?

"The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 11/100. But the audience likes the film.

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