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The Giving Tree (2000)

A schoolmate is invited to a cabin by a hostess and her friend commits suicide and they are trying to find out why.

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Emily
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Jules
Brad Harrison ...
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Stephen Lisk ...
Zack
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Mrs. Forrester (as Judith Fraser)
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Kyle
Alan Marshall ...
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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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Best Friends, Dark Secrets

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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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Brutal Truth  »

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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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You Think I Still Care
Written and performed by Roger Burn
Courtesy of Burnin' Down the House Music, (BMI)
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One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
6 July 2001 | by (The Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

The Giving Tree was, in my opinion, a horrible rip-off of The Big Chill, with way too many characters to get to know. There were nine "best friends" from high school, but we are told none of their history together, except those of whom were involved in the twist that this film supposedly turns upon. I spent the entire movie rolling my eyes, groaning, and occasionally wincing, as when two of the characters commit a ridiculous theft for drug money. Christina Applegate, Moon Zappa, and Molly Ringwald were the only actors I recognized in the film, and I feel sorry for them to have been connected with such a piece of crap.


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