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Home Room (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 12 April 2002 (USA)
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A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.

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Alicia Browning
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Deanna Cartwright
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Det. Martin Van Zandt
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Det. Macready
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Mr. Browning
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Principal Robbins
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Mr. Cartwright
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Mrs. Cartwright
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Cathy
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James
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Terrance
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Doug
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The aftermath of a high school shooting leaves Deanna Cartwright seriously wounded and nine others dead, including the perpetrator. Det. Martin Van Zandt is assigned the unenviable task of investigating the crime and finding someone to hold responsible. His attention settles on Alicia Browning, a darkly troubled outsider who, as the only person present throughout the entire incident, is both the key witness and a possible suspect. Further complicating her isolated existence, Alicia's high school principal compels her to pay a reluctant visit on the still-hospitalized Deanna. Privileged and popular, Deanna differs dramatically from the alienated Alicia. Yet, beneath an upbeat appearance, she is struggling desperately with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack. Over the next few days, united by nothing more than their common suffering, the two young women form an unlikely friendship to cope with the tragic events that threaten to overwhelm them. Written by Anonymous

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A senseless tragedy. An unlikely friendship. A search for answers.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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In his book "Schlock Value," film critic Richard Roeper discusses this film as a prime example of what he calls a "lost film" - a movie (often excellent) which does not get strong enough backing from the studio and is either swept aside or goes straight to video. See more »

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When Alicia is being interrogated she asks for a cigarette and Detective Mcready pulls out a pack of Marlboro reds, which are "full flavor" and have brown filters, and hands her one. A minute later when Alicia snuffs the cigarette out in an ashtray is has a white filter, like "light" cigarette has. See more »

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Deanna Cartwright: [talking about Dr. Hollander] Anyway, I have a much higher IQ then she does
Alicia Browning: You're IQ doesn't mean a goddamn thing in the world
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References The Crow (1994) See more »

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Sweet Surrender
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Very good performances and well made story
10 February 2004 | by (Mississippi, United States) – See all my reviews

This film really surprised me. The box makes the film appear to be a thriller when in fact it's a film about dealing with gut-wrenching loss and the throngs of numbness and pain that is the aftermath of such a loss. The two leads are outstanding. The characters portrayed by the leads are multidemensional and complex. I was impressed with how the film really tackled the issue of violence and how it effects people in totally different ways. Anyone with a child that isn't effected by the ending is a lot stronger than me. A fine film from start to finish that really cares about the characters and lets them form a relationship that is refreshing because they grow through intense pain. ****/*****


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