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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 .... casting assistant
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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent indie flick with subtle ending, 2 August 2006
Author: csobero from United States

I have had the opportunity to catch this independent film and was impressed with it, despite the lack of excitement in the plot. The acting was very good by everyone involved. Amy Madigan played the part of a guilt ridden mother who is tired, yet well intentioned and determined to make up for her younger daughter's condition. Yet, in the process, she has neglected her older sister, who is more interested in playing with her savant-syndrome sibling and living in a world of escapism.

The men in the movie are very powerful in their secondary roles. Christopher Lloyd, in a very understated role, shows us why he has such versatility. He plays a teacher who is dedicated to his profession and literature research, yet starved for a meaningful relationship. He and Madigan connect very well in their scenes together, yet both know nothing more can come from their friendship. Their wordless goodbye is nothing short of brilliant, an acting lesson for aspiring performers.

And in a small role, Fred Savage is fun to watch.

You can tell why this movie was based on a play, it's probably very good on stage. On screen, it's not particularly exciting, but it's nonetheless very thoughtful and powerful in its subtleties.

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