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The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1997 (USA)
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Complete credited cast:
Celine O'Leary ...
Mother
Paul Blackwell ...
Father
Chloe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham ...
Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford ...
Workman
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Carpet Cleaner
Peter Green ...
Carpet Cleaner
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Sometimes silence speaks volumes. See more »

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements involving a child affected by domestic discord | See all certifications »
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Colors are quite important in this movie. The girl feels empty, alone, when she's surrounded and dressed in blue. Whenever people are happy, they're red, e.g. in the end when the girl starts talking, she suddenly wears a very red sweater, in stead of the usual blue clothes See more »

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[first lines]
Girl Age 7: Hey diddle diddle, the cow did a piddle behind the kitchen door. The little dog laughed to see such fun, so the cat did a little bit more.
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Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella by Chloe Ferguson with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Phoebe Ferguson with modified lyrics
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A miraculous visit into the mind of a child
24 November 1999 | by (Woodstock, NY) – See all my reviews

I got "The Quiet Room" on the basis of the cover in the video store. It was a risk and a risk that was absolutely worth taking.

There are few films that attempt to understand the thinking of a kid. There are even fewer films that have an actor that can portray it. In this film there are both.

There is nothing cutesy here. The girl, a seven year old, has decided not to speak because of the conflict between her parents. That's essentially it. But there is so much in the honesty of the child's monologue that resonates with any person who has been a child trying to understand the irrational world of grownups.

This film is brilliant.


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