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Emily Lindstrom, 14, is an aspiring concert violinist; she's spending the summer practicing for a big audition while her girlfriends are at camp. She's also got a thriving neighborhood business: for 50 cents, she'll keep your secret. Her mother is very pregnant, and her parents seem more concerned about the new baby than anything Emily cares about. A new family moves in next door; their son, Philip, 12, becomes Emily's friend. Eventually, the weight of Emily's secrets - her own, the ones she's keeping professionally, and a secret Philip tells her, send her life temporarily crashing down. Written by
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Evan Rachel Wood was sent a violin before shooting. As well as having some lessons, she copied the correct movements from a video sent to her, in which her violin pieces were played by a professional violinist. See more »
When Philip and Emily are eating pizza, Emily is having some sort of vegetable pizza in her close-up shot but Hawaiian pizza in other shots. See more »
Wait a minute. You like her, don't you?
Emily? I don't think so.
Give it up, buddy; you're twelve.
David, you got it so wrong.
Alright, then you won't be upset when I make my move.
Of course not. But you're the one who should give it up. She's like in love with some middle-aged composer.
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A very relaxing movie with real understanding of early teenage. Evan Rachel Wood plays a very interesting character with real passion. All the other child actors also did their respective jobs quite satisfactorily. The script is wonderfully written which makes it a perfect early-teen movie without being perky.
The ending somehow becomes a little too predictable and the story should have included more of Emily's darker side of nature. But I understand this film to be watched mostly by much younger audience, so I guess it's better to keep her character such near-perfect. In the end, the movie is definitely pleasant and relaxing to watch.
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