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Writer (WGA):
Dawn O'Leary (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 June 2006 (Hungary) See more »
The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty years old Emily Brighton... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lauren Ambrose ... Evie Brighton

Amy Madigan ... Martha Brighton

Christopher Lloyd ... Stewart Worthy

Fran Kranz ... James Parks

Taylor Roberts ... Emily Brighton

John Savage ... Harry Brighton

Vernee Watson ... Stanford Interviewer (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Benjamin Pratt ... Dartmouth Interviewer

Scott Adsit ... Harvard Interviewer

Aleksa Palladino ... Amherst Interviewer
Jennifer Schweickert ... Librarian
Joyce Schweickert ... Saleslady
Storm Large ... TV Host
Paul Ryan ... Man

Directed by
Melissa Painter 
Writing credits
Dawn O'Leary (screenplay)

Dawn O'Leary  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Eric Lucas .... co-producer
John O'Rourke .... co-producer
John O'Rourke .... line producer
Brian Presley .... executive producer
Joyce Schweickert .... executive producer
Peter Torres .... associate producer
Annette Vait .... producer
Original Music by
Thomas Schobel (co-composer) (as Thommy Schobel)
Martin Tillman 
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Meg Morman 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Aradhana Seth 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Walker  (as Stephanie Grace Walker)
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup department head
Allison Quane .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Laura Sherman .... production supervisor (as Laura C. Sherman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John T. Melick .... second assistant director
John O'Rourke .... first assistant director
Milan Vasic .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Adam Drushal .... property master
Thor Erickson .... assistant property master
Lily Harris .... set dresser
Sheena Malhotra .... art department coordinator
Christine Nichols .... set dresser
Johanna Raymond .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kevin Becker .... boom operator
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Innocenti .... sound designer (as Mark Innocenti)
Markus Innocenti .... supervising sound editor (as Mark Innocenti)
Jackie Johnson .... assistant dialogue editor
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Steve Morantz .... sound mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley recordist: Post Creations
Chris Philp .... adr recordist
Jesse Pomeroy .... adr editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialogue editor
Paul Stanley .... sound post-production coordinator
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
Bill Jenkins .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mark Larranaga .... compositor: XOne
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Crapo .... swing
Ryan Bradley Gaw .... first assistant camera (as Ryan Gaw)
Sam Handel .... additional still photographer
David Kagen .... gaffer
Erik Kasson .... key grip
Grant McFadden .... camera loader
Rudy Melendez .... best boy electric
Brandy O'Donnell .... best boy grip
Steve Schweickert .... still photographer
Matt Taylor .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Vanessa Rodriguez Spencer .... casting assistant (as Vanessa Rodriguez)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Beltran .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Michael Healey .... digital color corrector
Craig Price .... digital on-line assembly editor
Christopher C.C. Wong .... assistant editor (as Chris Wong)
Music Department
Nico Abondolo .... musician: bass
Slamm Andrews .... music supervisor
Jeffrey Biggers .... assistant score engineer
Tom Broderick .... assistant score engineer
Denyse Buffum .... musician: viola
Paul Cohen .... musician: cello
Matthew Cooker .... musician: cello (as Matt Cooker)
Brian Dembow .... musician: viola
Steve Erdody .... musician: cello
Richard Feves .... musician: bass
Bruce Fowler .... musician: viola
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Meri Gavin .... assistant score engineer
Keith Greene .... musician: viola
Harry Gregson-Williams .... score producer
Jennie Hansen .... musician: viola
Costa Kotselas .... consultant: music score software
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello
Shawn Mann .... musician: viola
Darrin McCann .... musician: viola (as Darren McCann)
Victoria Miskolczy .... musician: viola (as Vickie Miskolczy)
Barbara Northcutt .... musician: oboe and English horn
Gretchen O'Neal .... music production supervisor
Simon Oswell .... musician: viola
Sue Ranney .... musician: bass
Thomas Schobel .... music editor (as Thommy Schobel)
Thomas Schobel .... musician
Fred Selden .... musician: flute
Stan Sharp .... musician: cello
David Shostac .... musician: flute
David Speltz .... musician: cello
Sebastian Toettcher .... musician: cello
Kevan Torfeh .... musician: cello (as Kevin Torfeh)
Cecilia Tsan .... musician: cello
Tom Vedvik .... music sound designer
David Walther .... musician: viola
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... legal services: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Matthew Cassel .... location scout (as Matthew R. Cassel)
Rachelle Castillo .... craft service
Amanda Drake .... production intern
Tim Estep .... location manager
Stuart Heising .... post-production scheduler
Lauren M. Higgs .... production intern
Jasmine Kosovic .... script supervisor
Rosemary Marks .... location scout
Esteban Morfin .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Ngou .... main title designer
Richter .... production accountant
Pinar Sirvanci .... production intern
Jim Small .... location scout
TreJulie Stamos .... production office coordinator (as Tres Julie Stamos)
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Philip J. Strina .... legal services: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Matt Wilkinson .... accountant: Mission Post
David Zweines .... production intern
Lauren M. Higgs .... stand-in (uncredited)
Amy Madigan .... special thanks

DistributorsSpecial Effects
  • XOne (visual effects)
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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Well done., 15 December 2005
Author: Polaris_DiB from United States

We have a character named Evie. Evie just wants to be a good person. She's nice, friendly, smiles often, but is strangely brutally honest. Evie also has a secret. Her idiot-savant sister has been reciting original poetry, which is getting the community excited about the sister writing. Unfortunately, it's Evie's poetry. While their mother starts being happy again and the boy next door shows his interest in Evie, Evie just tries to figure out what she really wants to do.

What to keep in mind while watching this movie is who Evie really is. For such a brutally honest person who doesn't mind telling Ivy-league types that she doesn't respect them, it would seem odd that she would be able to pull off a lie. For someone so happy and cheerful, she's quite emotionless when it comes to certain issues. Those aren't character flaws, they're plot development, and they mean a lot more than they at first seem.

Mostly this is something of a melodrama: a character lies, the other characters' personalities propel them through drama as relationships are held at risk. But in terms of the writing it's very fresh and bold. The acting helps the writing along very well (maybe the idiot-savant sister could have been played better), and it is a real joy to watch.

The directing and the cinematography aren't quite as good. They're acceptable, and Evie's world is wreathed in color and light, which makes for some very beautiful images, but it's not very consistent. It's not really so much of a flaw as a result of a low production value, but within that same value is some genuine storytelling and a real care for the characters. So while it isn't a perfect movie, it's certainly an enjoyable one.


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