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Her Minor Thing -- The life of a successful professional woman turns chaotic when her boyfriend accidentally reveals on TV a highly personal secret about her.

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Writers:
Debra Meyers (story)
Jim Meyers (screenplay)
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She's got a secret they can't keep.
Plot:
The life of a successful professional woman turns chaotic when her boyfriend accidentally reveals on TV a highly personal secret about her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Estella Warren ... Jeana

Christian Kane ... Paul

Michael Weatherly ... Tom

Rachel Dratch ... Caroline

Flex Alexander ... Marty

Kathy Griffin ... Maggie

Ivana Milicevic ... Zsa Zsa

Victoria Jackson ... Norma

David Fine ... Cab Driver

Larry Milburn ... Randy
Keary Ann Bixby ... Wendy Sagen
Rick Kleber ... Carl

Rachel Songer ... Alison

Elisabeth Nunziato ... Susan

Heather Simpson ... Monica

Morgan Simpson ... Nick

Charles Matthau ... Glenn

Shane Conrad ... Firefighter Rogers
Jay Alan Wierenga ... Channel 8 Anchor

Crispian Belfrage ... Firefighter Dave

Gloria Henry ... Mrs. Porter

Michael David Cheng ... Eddie (as Michael Cheng)
George Franco ... Reporter 1

Jennifer Ann Massey ... Reporter 2
Jennifer Freeman ... Woman in Bar
Kurt Johnson ... Man in Bar

Gary Davis ... Loudmouth in Bar
Dennis Shanahan ... News Anchor
Lisa Hughes ... Cynical Woman

Rueben Grundy ... Cool Guy
Britney Thompson ... Julie

Ashley Rivard ... Actress on TV
Jamie Peloza ... Desk Attendant
Bert Beatson ... Gallery Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennifer DaRe ... Assistant to Estella Warren

Sara Sanderson ... Admiring Woman

Christa Bella ... Protestor / Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Betsy Berryhill ... Travel Agent #3 (uncredited)

Jennifer Elizabeth ... Opinionated Woman (uncredited)
Ryan Else ... Fireman (uncredited)

Jeffrey T Ferguson ... Fire Dist Employee (uncredited)

Teri Flores ... Waitress (uncredited)
Michael C. Fox ... Guy on TV (uncredited)
Leslie Goodman ... (uncredited)
Timothy H. James ... Sleazy Photo Thief (uncredited)

Kate Kennedy ... Travel Agent (uncredited)
Stayce Mayfield ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Crystal Mendoza ... Extra (uncredited)
Marc Nasse ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Abbey Skinner ... Shelly (uncredited)
Carlos Soto-Albors ... Coffee Shop Patron (uncredited)
Matt Thompson ... Personal Trainer (uncredited)
Kim Vath ... Techno Dweeb (uncredited)

Jeremy Wallace ... Desk Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Matthau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Debra Meyers  story
Jim Meyers  screenplay
Jim Meyers  story
Jim Meyers 

Produced by
Richard Baum .... associate producer
John Blosdale .... line producer
Terri L. Burns .... associate producer
Shane Conrad .... associate producer
Michael A. DiManno .... executive producer
Lloyd Harvego .... executive producer
M. Brian Lee .... executive producer
Debra Meyers .... producer
Jim Meyers .... producer
Dick Pinsker .... associate producer
R. Scott Reid .... executive producer
Heather Simpson .... producer
Morgan Simpson .... associate producer
Orly Sitowitz .... associate producer
Vikki Wagner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Todd Holden Capps 
 
Cinematography by
John J. Connor 
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Congdon 
 
Casting by
Orly Sitowitz 
 
Production Design by
Richard Baum 
 
Art Direction by
Joshua Miller  (as Josh Miller)
 
Set Decoration by
Joshua Miller  (as Josh Miller)
 
Costume Design by
Farrell Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Fox .... key makeup artist
Shellie Rae .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Blosdale .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randall Badger .... first assistant director
Annette Hobday .... second second assistant director
Jules Kovisars .... second assistant director
John Tagamolila .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nick Bommer .... leadman
Jesse Caverly .... assistant property master
Lori Escobar .... set dresser
Susan Goodwin .... set dresser
Catarina Melica .... set dresser
Patrick Minderler .... property master
Morrissa Morris .... set dresser
Emily Samuel .... set dresser
Ayron Sequeira .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Joel Bryant .... adr recordist
Stan Chan .... sound mixer (as Stanley Chan)
Robert George .... boom operator
Deven Green .... adr recordist
Garrard Whatley .... re-recording mixer
Garrard Whatley .... supervising sound editor
 
Stunts
Rustin Banks .... stunts
Michael Caradonna .... stunts
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Anderson .... gaffer
Toby Annis .... grip
Tim Bellen .... camera operator
Tim Bellen .... steadicam operator
David Carreira .... electrician
Scott Cramer .... grip
John Curry .... electrician
Ryan DeGrazzio .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Vince Donoho .... electrician
Jennifer Harville .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Hazelrig .... grip
Greg HecQ .... electrician
Richard Lacy .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Lands .... assistant camera
Brian McCallam .... grip
Gordon McIver .... grip
Wes Meilandt .... electrician
Andrea Miraglia .... grip
Steven Pehl .... best boy grip (as Steve Pehl)
Michael Pizzuto .... key grip
Jason Predock .... grip
Boris Price .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ryan Todd .... grip
Jason Truitt .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Matt Zschoche .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Patrick Davidson .... animator: main titles
 
Casting Department
Serene Celia .... extras casting assistant (as Serene Sidher)
Kate Kennedy .... casting
Marc Nasse .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Poppen .... costume design assistant
 
Location Management
Quenton Hamlin .... location assistant
Stacey T. Matteoli .... location manager (as Stacey Thompson)
 
Music Department
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Glenn Mack .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Angela Alaura .... production assistant
Connie Barzaghi .... script supervisor
Brandon Blake .... legal services: Blake & Wang P.A.
Terri L. Burns .... production coordinator
Sandra-Jessica Couturier .... stand-in
Leslie Goodman .... stand-in
K. Lund Haley .... craft service
Brandon Houston .... production assistant
Shefali Karamchandani .... assistant production coordinator
Athena Kline .... crew
Teresa Jolene Lee .... production assistant
Cory Montgomery .... stand-in
Kathryn Ravnik .... stand-in
Aaron Rosenbloom .... production assistant
Kitty Rourke .... script supervisor
Nathan Schemel .... assistant production coordinator
Murray Weissman .... publicist
Jennifer Wolowic .... production assistant
Christa Bella .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephen Burrows .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content
Runtime:
91 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the scene where Jeana and Paul are cuddling on the couch watching a movie, he tells her the movie needs Cary Grant. She tells him it needs Walter Matthau. This movie was directed by Walter Matthau's son, Charles.See more »
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References Psycho (1960)See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Learning the meaning of love, 7 April 2007
Author: (pierotti@ku.edu) from OZ

I may be alone in this, but I think the point of this movie is the emotional growth of a tough and impressive but vulnerable young woman. The way Jeana (Estella Warren) is presented at the beginning of this film she comes across as very naive and idealistic. She has been wounded in love, but thinks she has found Mr. Right in Tom (Michael Weatherly) a shallow self-centered TV news reporter who seems to think or talk about little besides himself.

Tom wants to have sex with Jeana but she keeps holding him off. When she explains why she is holding back Tom is so self involved that he can't see this as an interesting aspect of a complex woman, but instead seems to treat it as a weird quirk. He ends up blabbing out Jeana's secret to his cameraman Paul (Christian Kane) over a live feed broadcast to the entire city.

The rest of the film examines the consequences of Tom's lack of discretion on his relationship with Jeana. At first Jeana is very understanding and forgiving, but over time Tom's lack of sensitivity and his ceaseless self-involvement begin to wear on their relationship. Jeana still tries to love Tom, but he seems to care more about sex than he does about her, which may not be what she really wants.

I realize that many viewers of this film have criticized Estella Warren's performance, but to me they have missed the point. Jeana comes off as a young woman who has a pretty good sense of herself, but is weak when it comes to men. Estella Warren seems to wear her beauty more lightly than any other actress. She is a powerful physical presence, but she also comes off as intelligent and self aware. She does not do the histrionics that lead most people to think a person can "act", so she is considered to be a flat or indifferent actress. To me she is more like a female Jeff Bridges or Henry Fonda, an actor who underplays their emotions and seems self-contained.

The last few scenes that Jeana has with Tom are very powerful but they are not blatant or obvious. Some have questioned whether Jeana loves any of the men in this film. I think the answer is obvious, but she has to learn to identify love and distinguish the real thing from her fantasies. By the end of this film it is obvious that Jeana has grown considerably as a woman through her experience and that Tom may never understand what he did wrong, although it should be obvious to anyone who pays attention. Both Weatherly and Warren effectively reveal their characters in these sequences: the depth of Jeana and the shallowness of Tom.

I know this film did not get a wide release but I would rather see this film 100 times than ever see another of the widely released films starring some combination of Ashton Kutcher, Matthew McConaghey, Kate Hudson, Brittany Murphy, Jason Biggs, Sandra Bullock, etc. In Her Minor Thing you get to see a couple of interesting characters actually grow and mature. As a result, this film had one of the most satisfying endings I have ever seen in a romantic comedy.

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