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Ten Tiny Love Stories -- Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.

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Rodrigo García (written by)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Radha Mitchell ... One

Alicia Witt ... Two

LisaGay Hamilton ... Three

Rebecca Tilney ... Four

Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Five (as Kimberly Williams)

Debi Mazar ... Six

Deborah Kara Unger ... Seven (as Deborah Unger)

Susan Traylor ... Eight

Elizabeth Peña ... Nine

Kathy Baker ... Ten

Directed by
Rodrigo García 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rodrigo García (written by)

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Daniel Hassid .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Scott Stewart .... associate producer (as Scott Charles Stewart)
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Carroll 
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Prieto 
 
Film Editing by
Luis Cámara 
 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas  (as Vickie Thomas)
 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra  (as Bernt Capra)
 
Makeup Department
Rosie Duprat Fort .... key makeup artist
Rosie Duprat Fort .... makeup artist (as Rosy Duprat Fort)
Hyun Park .... hair stylist
Hyun Park .... makeup artist
D. Garen Tolkin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Hassid .... unit production manager (as Dan Hassid)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Delphine Lafont .... second assistant director
Elías Nahmías .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug Andorka)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
José Antonio García .... sound
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Jessica Harrison .... dialogue editor
John Hays .... boom operator
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant dialogue editor (as Shawn Kerkhoff)
Meredith Marshall .... boom operator
Rod O'Brien .... supervising sound editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialogue editor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Reuben Simon .... foley editor
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dylan Bond .... first assistant camera
Alan Brownstein .... gaffer
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Len Levine .... gaffer
Robert Lowell .... second assistant camera
Laura Stewart .... grip
Uriel Uribe .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Chris Regan .... color timer
 
Other crew
Devon Anders .... production assistant
Brian Booth .... production assistant
Bernt Amadeus Capra .... location manager (as Bernt Capra)
Elías Nahmías .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Women Remember Men" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual dialogue
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Canada:96 min
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ten "Tinny" Love Stories more like, 5 September 2006
Author: NED WYNN from United States

I gave this 5 stars for the five monologues that I did enjoy the most. There are two or three really good performances in this, particularly Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, and Rhada Mitchell in a too-short piece that leads off. The rest are either adequate (Kimberley Williams, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Tilney), or less-than-adequate, and a few just plain bad like Deborah Unger (tremulous and melodramatic). A real clunker for me was the morbid, over-the-top, deadly dull story from Elizabeth Pena's monologue which is also way too long, on top of which she doesn't do it well at all.

Hamilton's monologue is probably the best-written of the ten, the finest balanced including deep humiliation with a willingness to confide this without resorting to bathos. Most I found merely self-conscious and stagy with a tinny theatricality that made the person speaking sound so forced and unconnected to reality that I lost contact. This happened especially in Pena's long, drab monologue about a distinctly unhappy marriage. Why Garcia felt the need to stretch this one out like he did I have no idea, but I finally fast-forwarded (turns out I was two seconds from the end of it anyway) and got to Baker's which restored some freshness and balance and gave a better ending to the proceedings (it's wonderful to see an actor with the skill and confidence of Baker simply step into the role and wear it instantly with a minimum of fuss and affectation (certainly one of Ms. Unger's problems)). I don't know if Garcia has a problem with marriage, relationships, or women, but he has an axe to grind somewhere. He has done other ensemble pieces with some of the same women. It seems to be his specialty. While I am a man, I am one who enjoys a good chick flick (Muriel's Wedding, for instance), and I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy Ten Tiny Love Stories. I did, but it was definitely uneven and weighted to the negative side in overall quality.

I think the women were given a bit too much freedom in their interpretations so that some of the less-skilled among them, like Unger, struggled to find the pitch. She just keeps coming apart at the seams during hers leaving herself nowhere to go to modulate her performance. Depending upon the length of the piece, Unger seemed to run out of space and yet sounded so constantly on the brink of disaster emotionally, that it began to sound like a pitiful whine long before it was over. And finally, I felt that some of these monologues were not true in the sense that they had a phony feel to them. They sounded like they were supposed to be candid but they came off stilted. For the three of four good pieces, it's certainly worth the effort.

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