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Joyce Carol Oates (stories)
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Release Date:
17 September 1999 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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A powerful movie that sneaks up on you, highly recommended. See more (12 total) »

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Directed by
Lisanne Skyler 
 
Writing credits
Joyce Carol Oates (stories from Heat)

Lisanne Skyler (screenplay) and
Tristine Skyler (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Baerwolf .... co-producer
Larry Estes .... executive producer
Laura Gabbert .... producer
George LaVoo .... producer
Per Melita .... line producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... executive producer (as Scott Rosenfelt)
David Skinner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
Scooter Pietsch 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault 
 
Film Editing by
Julie Janata 
Anthony Sherin 
 
Casting by
Jordan Beswick 
 
Production Design by
Jody Asnes 
 
Art Direction by
Katherine L. Spencer 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Elwell 
 
Costume Design by
Astrid Brucker 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist (as Susan Reilly)
 
Production Management
Per Melita .... production manager
Scott Schaffer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... second second assistant director (as Michael Moffa)
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound
Tim Kimmel .... sound effects editor
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Carey Milbradt .... sound editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
David Ryan .... second boom operator
Jose Torres .... sound recordist: second unit
 
Stunts
Brian Hite .... stunt coordinator
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harges .... grip
Scott Miller .... gaffer
Franz Wise .... electrician
 
Music Department
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor (as David Jordan)
 
Other crew
Blake Busby .... graphic artist: titles
Petra Hoebel .... location manager
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Melody M. .... production coordinator
John Michael Sudol .... key set production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Luis Perez .... choreographer
Joice Stewart .... production accountant
Sol Tryon .... production assistant
Sara Tune .... production assistant
Allison Abrams .... stand-in (uncredited)
James With .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephen Dickstein .... special thanks
Steven Gorelick .... special thanks
David W. Schoner Jr. .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Getting to Know All About You" - USA (alternative title)
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96 min
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The movie Dreamland, also directed by Lisanne Skyler, appears on a cinema marquee.See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A powerful movie that sneaks up on you, highly recommended., 3 May 1999
Author: a.v. boy from New York City

This is a film drawn from the literature of Joyce Carol Oates, a synthesis of several short stories written into a powerful script which really highlights the talents and abilities of this cast. Well-acted, well-directed, and technically excellent, this film has superior production values in every way.

Heather Matarazzo is brilliantly believable in her role as Judith, an apparently quiet and vulnerable young woman, who we find is strong and resilient once we get to know her better. She, Zach Braff as her brother, Wesley, and Michael Weston as Jimmy, the denizen of the bus station, form the core of this powerful ensemble piece. The characters are played with real personality and a lack of stereotype.

Judith and Wesley are the above-average children of Trix and Darrell, two initially likable, but dysfunctional, parents outstandingly depicted by Bebe Neuwirth and Mark Blum. In its way, this is the antithesis of many "teen" movies, and refreshingly so. Part of the strength of the movie is that nothing is obvious, nothing gift-wrapped, the complex characters never fully explained.

The supporting cast is uniformly excellent, a tribute not only to the actors themselves, but undoubtedly to the fine directing as well.

A brilliant piece of writing, the story is both simple and complex. It is slowly revealed, rather than simply told, and at every point along the way, you are engaged in its unfolding. Vignettes carry the story along, some told from the point of view of Jimmy, the mysterious kid in the bus station, others through the recollections of Wesley and Judith. Slowly, the characters, and we, come to understand their own reality.

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