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Things Behind the Sun (2001)

 -  Drama | Music  -  24 January 2001 (USA)
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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

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Cape Canaveral Police Officer #1
Owen Butler ...
Young Owen
Caitlin Caldwell ...
Girl at House
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Chuck
Bill Cordell ...
AA Secretary
Justin DePrume ...
Young Dan (as Justin De Prume)
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Sherry
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Public Defender
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Young Sherry (as Brittany Finamore)
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Lulu
Jessie Gelaznick ...
Magazine Intern / L.A. Club Band: Cowboys and Indians
Jade Gordon ...
Sam
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In Cocoa Beach FL, a woman shows up drunk on the same lawn on the same date three years running. What's going on? She's Sherry McGrale, a singer building a reputation on college campuses, especially for her signature song about having been raped. A rock magazine in L.A. takes notice, and writer Owen Richardson recognizes her: his older brother orchestrated the assault and involved him. Owen heads for Florida, ostensibly to do a piece on her, but in reality to try to put his own demons to rest. Wounds from the event are ruining Sherry and Owen's current relationships. Is there any prospect of healing? A judge, Sherry's manager, and a widow with young kids provide supporting arms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Raped of her innocence. Robbed of his manhood. In search of a second chance.

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Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Detrás del sol  »

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The title is taken from a song by Nick Drake. See more »

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Sherry: [to Colin and Jeremy at the bar] Okay okay, yeah yeah... you don't have to fight. Cause guess what - it's fun to share. Ha! You know about sharing?
[Kisses Colin. Kisses Jeremy]
Sherry: Let's get outta here.
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The Girl I Knew Somewhere
Performed by The Monkees
Written by Michael Nesmith
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The most excruciating story of rape...
25 March 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I've seen. Slow and painful this story gets into the psyche of the victims unlike most other stories treating the same subject. The stories and writing style of Joyce Carol Oates came to mind through the intentionally slow, methodical pacing revealing each layer of the painful retelling of the victims' stories.

Arquette gives a brilliant performance as does Cheedle and Stoltz. Gabrielle Mann comes off a little too 'waah, waah, Mr. Sensitive author' but there's an honesty that rings true in his performance and works nicely with the others.

I think the only way this movie could improve is to perform it on stage. It has an intimacy that could resonate much more effectively then on the screen. All in all, I highly recommend it.


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