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The Quiet (2005)

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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

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Dot
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Connor
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Michelle Fell
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Brian
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Fiona
Mj Vandivier ...
Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
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Myrna
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Mr. Piln
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Officer Jim
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Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Her family betrayed her trust. Now she's breaking her silence. See more »

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Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,546 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$381,186 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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A scene that was cut involving Michelle putting her left hand up Nina's dress in the toilet, during the prom, can be seen in the trailer. See more »

Goofs

When Dot and Nina arrive at the dance and Nina leaves to smoke you can see the backpack on Dot's back. When Conner comes up to Dot to talk to her the back pack is gone. In the next shot, it is back. See more »

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[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

References E! True Hollywood Story (1996) See more »

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Mediocrity Rules
Written by Johanna Rachel Fateman and Kathleen Hanna
Performed by Le Tigre
Published by Babe Anderson Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mr. Lady Records
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Mr. Black's Grade: B.
5 October 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Quiet (Toronto Film Festival Cut) Mr. Black's Grade: B Starring Edie Falco, Elisha Cuthbert, and Shawn Ashmore.

Directed by Jamie Babbit, who is apparently known for lighter TV fare. She has thrown that out the window with The Quiet. Dot (Camilla Belle), a deaf orphan girl, is sent to live with a wholesome foster family, but soon realizes all is not cop-acetic.

Something about this film really hit me. It is a very dark and adult tale set in any town USA. You would find me to be a quiet guy generally, and I like to listen to folks have to say. When you pay attention, people will tell you the most amazing things. 'Dot' certainly goes through that in this film. This is a story about teenagers, and it is appealing that they act that way, saying stupid things and not being 'wise' beyond their years.

The film captured High School for me to a tee, and featured nice pacing and a better than expected performance from the ever-so-lovely Elisha Cuthbert. Some folks may get completely turned off by the subject material, since this is very dark, depressing and very adult material. But for some reason the 'Dot' character really got me...


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