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Writer (WGA):
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A romantic comedy about a brother, a sister and the girl of their dreams.
They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Sue Kramer 
Writing credits
Sue Kramer (written by) (as Susan Kramer)

Produced by
Jill Footlick .... producer
Dave Gare .... associate producer
John J. Hermansen .... producer
Joey Horvitz .... executive producer
Sue Kramer .... producer
Ted Liebowitz .... executive producer
Raymond Massey .... line producer
Diane Nabatoff .... executive producer
Alexander Payne .... executive producer
Rachel Peters .... co-producer
Margaret Riley .... executive producer
Todd Williams .... co-producer
Bob Yari .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Hollander 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley 
Film Editing by
Wendey Stanzler 
Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse 
Lynne Carrow 
Sig De Miguel 
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
Set Decoration by
Diane Nachlik 
Costume Design by
Sheila Bingham 
Makeup Department
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist
Fabian Garcia .... makeup department head
Katalin Lippay .... hair stylist (as Kathleen P. Campbell)
Julie McHaffie .... key hair stylist
Fay von Schroeder .... key makeup artist (as Faye von Schroeder)
Production Management
Henrieta Isufllari .... co-post-production supervisor
Christopher Kenneally .... post-production supervisor (as Chris Kenneally)
Samara Levenstein .... post-production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production executive
Barbara Ann Schoemaker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa Lee Anderson .... second assistant director
Jared Cauliffe .... second assistant director: New York re-shoot
Michael Collins .... third assistant director
Allan Harmon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Clem Chen .... painter
Gina Doty .... set buyer
Nicky Forsman .... props assistant
Dawn Grey .... lead dresser
Patrick Jennings .... on-set dresser
Jesse Joslin .... construction coordinator
Conny Klassen .... set dresser
Ben Lee .... set dresser
Anne-Marie Leidl .... graphic designer
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... key scenic artist
Dominika Nasilowski .... scenic artist
Dave Righton .... assistant property master
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant art director
Maggie Wilson .... property master
Athena Wong .... set buyer
Rosan Sashida .... art assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carlie Bergman .... assistant sound editor
Louis Bertini .... sound effects editor
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Paul Bruski .... adr recordist
Bob Chefalas .... re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... dialogue editor (as Chic Ciccolini)
Eric Holmgren .... boom operator
Eric Lamontagne .... sound mixer
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Robert Paller .... special effects coordinator (as Rob Paller)
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Jennifer Basnyat .... visual effects
Dan Redford .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Abelson .... dolly grip (as Daniel Abelson)
Mark G. Alexander .... lamp operator
Ryan Bailey .... gaffer
David E. Baron .... first assistant camera: New York
Matt Blades .... key grip: New York
Peter Carty .... first assistant camera
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera
Joshua Gollish .... digital imaging technician
Dwight Hartnett .... second assistant camera
Anne Joyce .... still photographer: New York
Wynne Keing .... second assistant camera
Harvey LaRocque .... camera operator: 'b' camera (as Harvey La Rocque)
Ludovic Littee .... assistant camera
Sandy MacDonald .... grip
Paul Mitchnick .... camera operator
Tyler Olson .... key grip
Justin Panzanaro .... best boy grip
Gord Phillips .... grip
Andres L. Porras .... camera operator
Paul Remo .... second unit: camera
Dave Riley .... best boy electric
Richard Schmon .... additional first assistant camera
Brian Scholz .... second assistant camera
Pieter Stathis .... camera operator
Christopher Tate .... best boy grip
Tim Vedan .... generator operator
Brett Walters .... second assistant camera
John Woods .... lamp operator
Katie Yu .... still photographer
Casting Department
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast .... casting assistant
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
Deanna Gallucio Young .... extras casting associate: New York (as Deanna Gallucio)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathy Darby .... assistant costume designer
Robyn Hamel .... truck costumer
Ken Shapkin .... costume supervisor
Natalie Simon .... truck costumer
Editorial Department
John Crowley .... colorist
Agnes Grandits .... first assistant editor
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
Hilary Peabody .... associate editor
Charlie Wiel .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Carson .... location manager
Sean Grant .... assistant location manager
Michael Nickodem .... location manager: New York
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Richard Glasser .... music supervisor
Andrew Hollander .... score producer
Jeff Slutz .... music editor
Robert L. Smith .... music mixer
Robert L. Smith .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Geoff Obadia .... driver: cast
Peter Road .... transportation co-captain
Larry Tardif .... driver: camera car and process trailer
Ray Waechter .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Troy Adamson .... stand-in
Chera Bailey .... stand-in: Heather Graham
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Jason Bush .... production assistant
A.C. Ciulla .... choreographer (as Anthony Ciulla)
Kyle Doig .... animal wrangler
Mark Dumas .... animal coordinator
Catherine Howard .... co-production coordinator
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Petina Louise .... second assistant production coordinator
Beth Mercer .... script supervisor
Patrick Mokrane .... production accountant
Kirk Renard .... key production assistant
Justin Ritson .... key production assistant: New York
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Ian Watermeier .... production executive
Deborah Wettstein .... finance executive
Todd Williams .... production executive
Derek Yip .... additional payroll accountant
Catherine Zappa .... assistant: John Hermansen
Myron Tookes .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material, sexual content and language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cavanagh and Graham have both seperately apappeared on US sitcom Scrubs, however they do not share any scenes together.See more »
Miscellaneous: The interior scene at Raoul's could not be Raoul's; there is a brass rail behind Gray and her dates, separating them from the bar area. At Raoul's, no such brass rail exists.See more »
Gray:You don't know what it's like. One day you're one thing and the next day you realize you're something else. I feel like I'm Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" and I'm in this new land and I want to go home but something is telling me maybe this is my home. Maybe I shouldn't click my heels three times; maybe I should just stay here and be nauseas with the Munchkins.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Fatso (1980)See more »
One Man DaySee more »


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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
well-intentioned but implausible romantic comedy, 24 August 2007
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

While watching "Gray Matters" - which marks the film-making debut of writer/director Sue Kramer - I kept wondering if maybe I hadn't somehow stumbled back into "Puccini for Beginners," a movie I'd seen a few weeks earlier, since both are oddly similar, equally implausible tales of Manhattan yuppies involved in romantic triangles of the bisexual kind.

Gray and Sam are siblings who not only live in the same apartment and spend most of their free time together but are so emotionally attached to one another that people often mistake them for a romantic couple. As if that weren't queasy enough, the screenplay ups the ante by having the hitherto heterosexual Gray suddenly "discover" she's a lesbian when she falls for Sam's gorgeous new wife, Charlie (yes, I know all this can be a bit confusing, but Charlie is a woman).

As with "Puccini," most of what happens in "Gray Matters" feels contrived and artificial. We don't believe for a second that two seemingly rational people like Sam and Charlie would become engaged after only a single date, or that even an indecisive ditz like Gray would be this in-the-dark about her own sexuality.

Thus, with so little of the storyline grounded in anything even closely resembling reality, we find ourselves detached from the characters and indifferent to their fates. That's no denigration of the lead players - Heather Graham, Thomas Cavanaugh and Bridget Monahan - all of whom are appealing and likable in their various roles. And there are some sharp supporting performances by Molly Shannon, Alan Cumming, and Sissy Spacek as Gray's loopy therapist (though there is a brief cameo appearance by singer Gloria Gaynor that is pure unadulterated pandering). Moreover, New York City looks all sparkly and shiny as seen through the lens of cinematographer John S. Bartley's camera.

With its countless references to 40's musicals and romantic comedies, "Gray Matters" clearly sees itself as both an homage and a throwback to the metier and style of those earlier films. But we are obviously living in different times, and the labored setups and screwball comedy devices that worked so well in the past feel pretty darned anachronistic and forced when employed today. My feeling is that if you're going to make a modern romantic comedy, one that deals with such "contemporary" issues as coming out and sexual identity, then make a movie that actually feels modern. Don't try to tuck it safely away in the past, then expect us to take any of it seriously. Despite it's taking on those relatively gutsy issues, "Gray Matters" really doesn't exist in anyone's world, and certainly not in the racially and economically diverse world of 21st Century Manhattan.

"Gray Matters" presents us with life as only those in the movies ever really live it.

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