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Home Room (2002)

R  |   |  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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Dr. Hollander
Arthur Taxier ...
Mr. Browning
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Mr. 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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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: Here's a BOP magazine. Do you like the Backstreet Boys? yeah, me neither. You're probably into that Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, whiny rock. But Kevin and Brian are hot.
Alicia Browning: Who the hell are you talking about?
Deanna Cartwright: [shaking her head] Forget it.
Alicia Browning: Are those the guys you think about when you masturbate?
Deanna Cartwright: I don't think we should be...
Alicia Browning: Don't say that you don't.
Deanna Cartwright: I'm not saying that I don't, I'm just saying that I don't think I should be discussing that with... God, you say stuff like that just to set me off. Why do ...
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What a surprise!
18 September 2003 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

What a surprise; two outstanding performances by the lead actresses in this film. This is the best work Busy Phillips has ever done and the best from Erika Christensen since Traffic. This film certainly should be in Oscar contention. See this movie!


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