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Writer (WGA):
Dawn O'Leary (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 June 2006 (Hungary) See more »
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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 .... 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 colorist
Craig Price .... digital on-line assembly editor
Christopher C.C. Wong .... assistant editor (as Chris Wong)
Location Management
Matthew Cassel .... location scout (as Matthew R. Cassel)
Tim Estep .... location manager
Rosemary Marks .... location scout
Jim Small .... location scout
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
Rachelle Castillo .... craft service
Amanda Drake .... production intern
Stuart Heising .... post-production scheduler
Lauren M. Higgs .... production intern
Jasmine Kosovic .... script supervisor
Esteban Morfin .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Ngou .... main title designer
Richter .... production accountant
Pinar Sirvanci .... production intern
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)
Other Companies

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Needy of Love and Guilty Complex in a Powerful Drama, 29 January 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty years old Emily Brighton (Taylor Roberts) is retarded due to a fall when she was one, and her overprotective mother Martha Brighton (Amy Madigan) blames her negligence for the accident. The seventeen years old Evie Brighton (Lauren Ambrose) loves her sister and reads poems and stories for Emily. Their father Harry Brighton (John Savage), a bank investor, lives in the basement with his models of trains and railroads. Evie mysteriously sabotages her interviews for different universities being rejected, and teaches the poetries of her own to Emily. When Martha hears Emily repeating the poems, she takes notes and shows them to the English teacher Stewart Worthy (Christopher Lloyd), who believes that Emily has had a moment of geniuses. When Evie's only friend James (Fran Kranz) reads the notes, he immediately discloses the truth about the authority of the poetries. But when Martha becomes aware, she finds the reality of Evie, triggering a series of revelations.

"Admissions" is a very powerful drama about needy of love and guilty complex. The performances are stunning, and this is the first work of Lauren Ambrose, from "Six Feet Under", that I see and she is amazing. This independent movie is an excellent choice for the viewers that are looking for a refreshing story based on the acting of the cast. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cumplicidade" ("Complicity")

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