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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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La habitación silenciosa  »

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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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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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From a mother's point of view
29 April 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie opened my eyes and got me down to a 7 year old's level. Actually I should say up to a 7 year old's level, in this movie the adults seemed more childish than the child!

It was great to see life in a not so harmonious household from the child's point of view! So many things I've heard myself say to my own child, the mother in the film said and I swear I will always think before speaking to my kids!

It's a very original and thought provoking movie - I recommend it to everyone!


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