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Writer (WGA):
Nicole Holofcener (written by)
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2 August 2002 (USA) See more »
If you're hoping for the perfect family don't hold your breath.
Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Nicole Holofcener 
Writing credits
Nicole Holofcener (written by)

Produced by
Anthony Bregman .... producer
Eric d'Arbeloff .... producer
Michael Escott .... co-executive producer (as Mike Escott)
Debra Grieco .... co-producer
Ted Hope .... producer
Michael Kafka .... executive producer
Jason Kliot .... executive producer
Charles J. Rusbasan .... co-executive producer (as Charles Rusbasan)
Joana Vicente .... executive producer
Judith Zarin .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Craig Richey 
Cinematography by
Harlan Bosmajian (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Devorah Herbert 
Art Direction by
Missy Parker 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Vogel 
Makeup Department
John Blaine .... key hair stylist
Kathleen Freeman .... key makeup artist (as Kathleen Freeman-Smith)
Andrea Helm .... assistant hair stylist
Pecha Koyadinovich .... key hair stylist
Matt Mastrella .... additional special effects makeup artist
Lana Milosavljevic .... assistant hair stylist
Alexis Walker .... assistant makeup artist
Tanya Cookingham .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Debra Grieco .... unit production manager
Diana Lui .... production supervisor
Chad Marting .... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan .... executive in charge of production: Blow Up Pictures
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... second assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Derek Asuan-O'Brien .... set dresser
Johnny D. Culley .... property master (as Johnny Culley)
Sharon Curtis-Baltazar .... set dresser
Rafael Inocencio .... prop intern
David Loitz .... lead person
Brad Morrison .... swing
Beth Steffen .... set dresser
Hanh Vo .... set dresser
Pedro Ramirez .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects supervisor
Gary Coppola .... re-recording mixer (as Gary J. Coppola)
Doug Davey .... re-recording mixer
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jeager)
David Kudell .... sound assistant (as David Kadell)
Brian Linder .... sound mixer
Kimaree Long .... dialogue editor
Kelly Oxford .... supervising sound editor (as Kelly L. Oxford)
David Stanke .... sound assistant
Gerard Vernice .... boom operator
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chris Elam .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kimaree Long .... adr editor (uncredited)
Claes Nystrom .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... fire/Inferno artist: HDTV
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin M. Andersen .... Steadicam operator (as Kevin Anderson)
Max Azpiazu .... camera intern
John Berger .... grip
George Canaday .... grip (as George G. Canaday)
Henry Coccetti .... gaffer (as Henry Coccetti)
Sean D. Flynn .... grip
Richard D. Galbraith .... electrician
Daniella Gleeson .... second assistant camera
George Gregory .... dolly grip
Samuel Hamilton .... grip (as Sam Hamilton)
Cliff Hsui .... first assistant camera
Frank Jarnot .... electrician
Eric Mas .... still photographer
Brett Michael .... electrician (as Bret Michel)
Rory Muir .... second assistant camera
David Palmieri .... best boy grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip (as Vincent M. Palomino)
Praveena Paruchuri .... electrician
Matt Petosa .... electrician
Alexia C. Pilat .... still photographer (as Alexia Pilat)
Mike Reppert .... best boy electric
Brett Smith .... electrician
Michael Weeks .... electrician
Jeff Woolley .... second assistant camera (as Jeff Wooley)
Cliff Hsui .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tony Rasmussen .... extras casting: Rainbow Casting
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
John Srednicki .... casting assistant
Jeff Olan .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ember Bekovsky .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... tape-to-tape colorist: HDTV
Daniel Gabbe .... assistant editor
Scott Stewart .... post-production consultant: 24p HDTV (as Scott Charles Stewart)
Michael Hatzer .... color timer (uncredited)
Location Management
Bess Carlisle Coleman .... assistant location manager (as Carlisle Coleman)
Kojo Lewis .... location manager
Brian Shafer .... assistant location manager
Graham Kurzner .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Joel Cabotage .... assistant recording engineer
Cenovia Cummins .... musician: fiddle
Ned Farr .... musician: guitar
Jon Ossman .... musician: bass
Craig Richey .... music editor
Craig Richey .... musician: guitars, piano, vocals, whistle, harmonica, autoharp
Craig Richey .... original score producer
Craig Richey .... score recordist
Amy Rosen .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mike Castaneda .... driver
Guy Johnson .... head driver
Dennis Kincaid .... driver
Steve Pate .... transportation coordinator (as Stevo Pate)
Maryalyce Sager .... driver (as Mary Alice Sagar)
Bobby Weaver .... driver (as Bob Weaver)
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Ms. Emily Mortimer
Julie Anne Adams .... production accountant
Doug Allen .... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Stefanie Azpiazu .... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Paige Black .... set production assistant
Michael Bodie .... office production assistant
Susan H. Bodine .... production attorney: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Sue Bodine)
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach
Michael Caccamise .... assistant production coordinator
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor
Cory Chew .... completion bond: Film Finances
Alison Cohen .... production attorney: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Maureen Duffy .... completion bond: Film Finances
Pete Fausone .... graphic artist: HDTV
Pete Fausone .... title designer: HDTV
Stephanie Friedman .... assistant: Mr. Kliot and Ms. Vicente
Kate Gale .... craft service
Janice Gantenbein .... animal wrangler (as Janice Gantenbien)
Manuel Gonzales .... chef assistant: Eclipse Catering
Janine Halloway .... production banking: HSBC Bank, USA
Ed Hamilton .... fire editor: HDTV
Tiffany Haynes .... assistant to line producer
Mac Henderson .... payroll services: All-Payments Services
John Kuramoto .... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Dawn Lanie .... payroll services: All-Payments Services
Eric Lanzo .... set production assistant
Gary Leib .... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Diana Lui .... production coordinator
Laurent Marchand .... chef: Eclipse Catering
Matt Mastrella .... set production assistant
Ross Miller .... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Michael Moncreiff .... film-out production supervisor
Bennett Pozil .... financing: Patexis Banques Populaires
Dav Rauch .... title artist: The Orphanage
Dan Riley .... studio teacher
Marc Sadeghi .... producer: title design
Paula Schmit .... completion bond: Film Finances
Jim Switzer .... payroll services: All-Payments Services (as Jon Switzer)
Greg Trattner .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Gregory Trattner)
Sabino Villanueva .... chef assistant: Eclipse Catering
Amy Wieland .... key set production assistant
Carol Woodward .... medical advisor
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances
Cliff Hsui .... HDTV technician (uncredited)
Gina Meyers .... production assistant (uncredited)
Benjamin Allanoff .... special thanks (as Ben Allanoff)
Howard Cohen .... special thanks
Ellory Elkayem .... special thanks
Tamara Elkayem .... special thanks
Carolee Goldstein .... special thanks
Ronda Gomez-Quinones .... special thanks (as Rhonda Gomez-Quinones)
Carol Joffe .... special thanks
Charles H. Joffe .... special thanks (as Charles Joffe)
J.P. Jones .... special thanks
Peter Krikes .... special thanks
Sig Libowitz .... special thanks
Carrie Loudin .... special thanks
Edward Mazurek .... special thanks
Tracy McKnight .... special thanks
Steve Meerson .... special thanks
Tim Mukanos .... special thanks
David Mullen .... special thanks
D.P. Parker .... special thanks
Catherine Parrington .... special thanks
Jeanine Rohn .... special thanks
Ian Root .... special thanks
Jack Saraceno .... special thanks
Joyce Schweickert .... special thanks
Andrea Sperling .... special thanks
Suzanne Strohmaier .... special thanks
Shelly Surpin .... special thanks (as Shelley Surpin)
Peter Torres .... special thanks
Annette Vait .... special thanks
Dave Young .... special thanks
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Rated R for language and nudity
91 min
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Actress Emily Mortimer continues to be confronted about the scene in which she stands nude and opens herself up to a full body critique. In a 2012 interview with Allure magazine, Mortimer explains, "Frankly, I'm bored by talking about pubic hair, or a lack thereof. Just as I don't find Brazilian waxes creepy, I don't find a lack of one offensive. It seems to me that the argument should be dead and buried by now: People simply have different tastes when it comes to bikini-area grooming."See more »
Continuity: When Michelle is berating her mother for giving Annie cookies & Annie is standing in the doorway with the cookies, she has a stack of cookies in one hand in one shot, and in the next shot they are in the other hand, and there are more of them.See more »
Michelle Marks:Hi. I'd like to apply for the job.
Jordan:[laughs] No way.
Michelle Marks:Why not?
Jordan:You look like my mom.
Michelle Marks:[pause] If I haven't developed pictures before, will somebody train me?
Jordan:I will.
Michelle Marks:Don't look at me like that. You just said I look like your mom.
Jordan:My mom's cute.
Michelle Marks:[pause] Can I have this job or not? Who do I have to talk to?
Jordan:My dad owns this place. Aren't you going to give me a smile or something?
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Refreshing & Inspiring, 5 July 2002
Author: Rogue-32 from L A.

The thing that makes this movie so - I have to say it - lovely & amazing is what it doesn't do: it doesn't attempt in any shape or form to be commercial, it doesn't compromise its integrity or the integrity of its characters in any way, and it doesn't try to be cute or clever or witty or deep. It simply invites us into the characters' lives and lets us share them for a couple of hours. No judgment, no big overblown speeches, no hystrionics. No car crashes, no dead bodies, no funerals. No artifice, no heavy-handedness, no contrivances.

Nicole Holofcener achieved the same effect in Walking & Talking, which had the same 'effortless' feel to it, and the always-wonderful Catherine Keener is in both, as well. The cast also includes Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer and Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko himself!) and everyone is superb, creating beautifully nuanced and subtle characterizations that ring entirely true.

I trust Holofcener (even though I can't pronounce her name yet) - she doesn't seem like she's going to sell out and make anything remotely commercial anytime in the future, her vision is far too pure for that, which makes her lovely & amazing in my book.

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