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The Giving Tree (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  7 March 2000 (USA)
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Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which ... See full summary »

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Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of their 10th friend. Written by Matt Patay

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality, a scene of sexual assault and drug content | See all certifications »
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When the guests go into the house for the first time...there is a bandage on Molly Ringwald's foot as she heads up the stairs. Inside the house...when the piano is uncovered...no bandage is present. See more »

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Not as bad as all that
1 June 2014 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Not nearly as bad as some people are saying. Some of the dialog was cheesy, but most of the cast did as well as could be expected with it. Molly Ringwald's part seemed the most unlikely, but I didn't think that she was terrible. Christina Applegate had fine acting chops doing terror and depression, even though she is more well-known as a comedic actress. Tiffany Salerno did a nice job, too. She did not give herself the juiciest part, even though she wrote and co-produced the film. Moon Zappa was terrific in a fairly wrenching role. However, the plot is quite depressing and none of the characters are very likable, and some of them despicable.


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