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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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Mr. Browning
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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: [about Alicia's mocking comments toward the police] They're the police!
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Loved Homeroom
8 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe the comments made about the movie.

As I read the awful opinions about the movie I actually wondered if you had actually viewed the same movie that I did.

What I viewed was incredible! I think the actresses and director did a fantastic job in the movie.

I hadn't had the pleasure to see either actress previously and I couldn't have been more set back by the incredible job that they did I'd have to say its the most believable movie that I've seen in a long time.

What I don't see is why everyone has such a problem with Deanna's choice of drug in the attempt of suicide scene, from the comments made you sound like it was the actresses choice and her stupid choice. That I don't understand, its a movie written by someone else and directed by someone else so how it can be the actresses error I fail to see. I think it was a real believable movie that I would see again and recommend. Opinions are what the are and its too bad that so many are so close minded. I hope to see any of the actors soon I think that all played great roles.

Busy Philipps will be the highest paid actress someday and I hope she can laugh in the face of everyone that criticized her! You Go Girl!


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