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Writers (WGA):
Karin Cook (novel)
Karen Leigh Hopkins (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 2001 (USA) See more »
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very real depiction of teenage girls See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Elizabeth Perkins ... Mama

Scott Bakula ... Nick

Alison Pill ... Tilden

Margo Martindale ... Lainey

Tamara Hope ... Elizabeth

Kyle Schmid ... Jamie Sanders

Sarah Gadon ... Samantha

Gloria Slade ... Mrs. Zimmerman
Paulette Sinclair ... Mrs. Teuffel
Noah Giffin ... Altar Boy

Lauren Collins ... Susie

Ashley Leggat ... Libbie

Heather Allin ... Atlanta Teacher #1

Roz Michaels ... Atlanta Teacher #2

Ksenia Solo ... Girl
Galen Dineen ... Kid #1
Anna Starnino ... Elizabeth's Teacher
Karen Woolridge ... Another Nurse
Peter Snider ... Doctor
Steve Behal ... Husband

Jackie Laidlaw ... Woman
Joanne Reece ... Nurse
Brent Eikhard ... Band Member #1
Brian Twaites ... Band Member #2
Trevor Huggett ... Band Member #3
Frank Blanch ... Priest
Jonathan Luff ... US Postman
Alexander Radin ... Bus Monitor

Directed by
Lee Rose 
Writing credits
Karin Cook (novel)

Karen Leigh Hopkins (teleplay)

Produced by
Scott Bakula .... executive producer
Laurie McLarty .... line producer
Angela Spieles .... associate producer
Tom Spiroff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch 
Cinematography by
Malcolm Cross 
Film Editing by
Peter V. White 
Production Design by
Benno Tutter 
Art Direction by
Andrew M. Stearn  (as Andrew Stearn)
Set Decoration by
Marlene Puritt 
Costume Design by
Patrick Antosh 
Makeup Department
Joan Chell .... assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Roger Dalgliesh .... assistant hair stylist (as Rodger Dalgliesh)
Debi Drennan .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Laurie McLarty .... unit production manager
Dave Meichsner .... post-production supervisor
Susan Tonna .... assistant production manager
Skates Naiman .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Alosinac .... trainee assistant director
Miguel Gallego .... second assistant director
David Vaughan .... first assistant director
Neil Winemaker .... third assistant director
Raymond J. Duff .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Richard Armstrong .... set dresser
Darryl Beebe .... lead set dresser
Jamie Burke .... construction coordinator
Steven Butler .... on-set dresser
Ric Fernandez .... head carpenter (as Rick Fernandez)
John Galbraith .... key scenic painter
Alan MacMinn .... property master (as Alan Macminn)
John MacNeil .... assistant art director
David Maltese .... set buyer (as Dave Maltese)
David James Smith .... head painter
Matthew Toth .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Chris Bottomley .... boom operator
Bryan Day .... sound recordist
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Goeb .... adr supervisor
Doug Kent .... sound supervisor
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Barg .... best boy electric
Nicole Blanchard .... second assistant camera (as Nicole E. Blanchard)
Raymond Brounstein .... camera operator (as Ray Brounstein)
Gabriele DiChiara .... chief lighting technician (as Gabrielle Di Chiara)
Carl Flood .... electrician
Mike Gowland .... generator operator
Mark Hewson .... electrician
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: Wescam camera (as Mark Hyrma)
James McRae .... first company grip (as Jamie Mcrae)
Lincoln McRae .... grip (as Lincoln Mcrae)
Tim Merkel .... Steadicam operator
Lucas Pasquali .... electrician
Jeff Petro .... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Christopher Raucamp .... first assistant camera (as Chris Raucamp)
Mark Silver .... key grip
Robert Somers .... grip
Johnny Wersta .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Tina Gerussi .... casting: Canada
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Eleanor Lavender .... extras casting
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Roberta Romano .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Falcenberg .... wardrobe assistant (as Karen Falkenberg)
Lisa Renee Reed .... assistant costume designer
Shannon Wilson .... key wardrobe
Editorial Department
Robert Lattanzio .... assistant editor
Tom Overton .... colorist
Music Department
Pamela Neal .... score mixer (as Pam Neal)
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Eric Hester .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Brian Clark .... transportation coordinator
Tim Fagan .... transportation captain
John Ricci .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
Laurel Bresnahan .... on-set tutor
Michael Campbell .... location manager
Jane Douglas .... production accountant
Jessica Drake .... dialect consultant
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Colette Johnson-Vosberg .... assistant: Scott Bakula
Colette Johnson-Vosberg .... assistant: Tom Spiroff
Jennifer Kennedy .... production office assistant
Linda Keyworth .... production coordinator
Jeremy Kinser .... assistant: Lee Rose
Paul Mark .... assistant production coordinator
Michelle Muir .... craft service
John Nelles .... dialogue coach: Canadian
Jeremy Pinard .... location production assistant
Chris Stivala .... production office assistant
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot
Kristy Vandal .... craft service
Laurance Wiese .... assistant location manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for thematic elements including death of a parent, sexuality and language
115 min | Germany:110 min
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A very real depiction of teenage girls, 16 December 2002
Author: pucelle11 from New York

As a woman, I felt very touched by the two girls struggling through their beginning adolescent years. The hopes (and race) for your period, the love/hate relationship with siblings and/or friends, and most importantly, trying to make sense of everything that's happening to you all at once. These girls in particular had an extra amount on their plate because of an ill mother. That is the very real part of all this. Life is full of these changes, and we have no control over these events and just have to learn to accept and live through them.

I did think the drama towards the end was a little drawn out, even though it made me come to tears regardless. However, I am still glad to see such a beautiful relationship between a mother and her daughters, as well as the genuine love between the mother and her new husband. I have yet to see a man portrayed in this light when dealing with illness. I have also yet to see (in a movie or in my real life) someone so positive when faced with the possibility of death as this. As fabricated as it may seem, it gave me hope and something to strive for if I ever become a mother some day.

I recommend this movie to men and women alike, especially for anyone who remembers what it's like to be a teenager, or is one themselves.

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