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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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Celine O'Leary ...
Mother
Paul Blackwell ...
Father
Chloe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham ...
Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford ...
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Peter Green ...
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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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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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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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don't overlook the importance of colors in this movie!
18 June 1999 | by (Tilburg, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I was glad to notice a movie by Rolf de Heer in the TV guide, since I really liked his "Bad Boy Bubby". But this was a totally different movie. It's about a girl who decides not to speak to her parents anymore to get them closer together since their marriage is not what it once was. But what I really wanted to point out is the use of colors in this movie.

I didn't see it at first but there are two main colors used to indicate the mood of the people. Blue points out a very sad mood, whereas red points out the opposite, happiness. Notice the extremely red sweater the girl is suddenly wearing near the end of the movie...


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