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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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Cast

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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)
Jo Baker ...
Myrna
Steve Uzzell ...
Mr. Piln
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Officer Jim
Rudy Costa ...
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Diane Quest ...
Newscaster #1
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Dot  »

Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$381,186 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Trivia

Jamie Babbit has stated in an interview that Thora Birch was originally chosen to play the role of Dot. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Nina and Michelle are eating sweets in the canteen and they're talking about Dot, Michelle's sweet is red but in the next shot when she goes to eat it the sweet has changed to green See more »

Quotes

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

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunflower
Written by Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Zak Sally
Performed by Low
Published by 1238 Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky Records and Low
By Arrangement with Rykomusic
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sheer brilliance
30 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on opening night with a group of my girlfriends. We were divided on it. A few felt it took itself too seriously. Others, myself included, felt its consistent tone of bleak bewilderment was the source of its humor. Our diverging opinions made me feel that the movie is a true work of art. Most movies manipulate our emotions telling us to laugh, cry, or be scared. Here's a movie that demands so much of its viewer and elicits different reactions in each. For my money though, the whole thing is a satire and everyone is in on the joke. How else to explain the inclusion of the ingenious Katy Mixon as Barbarella in high school? Or Edie Falco's wild eye-rolling turn as a druggie? A friend just alerted me to this amazing You Tube page. Just type in "The Quieter" and you'll see what I mean. For those who appreciated the movie as much as I did, it's icing on the cake. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=Zekeness


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