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27 March 2005 (USA) See more »
A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas. | Full synopsis »
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Christina Applegate ... Dr. Suzanne Bedford

Johnathon Schaech ... Matt Harrison

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Kate Wilkinson
Jenna Friedenberg ... Laurie

Kevin Jubinville ... Michael
Craig Eldridge ... Phil
Hal Eisen ... Author
Jackie Torrens ... Melanie

Richard Donat ... Earl

Trevor Hayes ... Stephen

John Dunsworth ... Samuels
Jennifer Overton ... Connie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wanda Taylor ... Restaurant customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Friedenberg 
Writing credits
James Patterson (novel)

Richard Friedenberg (teleplay)

Produced by
Lourdes Diaz .... executive producer
Jeff Freilich .... producer
James Patterson .... executive producer
Robert B. Sturm .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hummie Mann 
Cinematography by
Robin Loewen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Dixon 
Production Design by
Jennifer Stewart 
Art Direction by
Shelley Nieder  (as Shelley Bibby)
Set Decoration by
Darlene Lewis 
Costume Design by
Kate Rose 
Makeup Department
Paulette Cable .... key hair stylist
Elizabeth Kuchurean .... key makeup artist
Evan Hyisky .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Elizabeth Guildford .... production manager
Dean White .... post-production supervisor
Wes Irwin .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Belinda Brown .... second assistant director
Heather Harvey .... third assistant director
Karen Kallahan .... first assistant director
Jeremy Timmons .... third assistant director
Art Department
Sasha Sergejewski .... property master
Jason Clarke .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Colin Paul .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Irene Strang .... assistant decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Rillie .... sound mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (as Rich Rogers)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Frank Kavanagh .... boom operator (uncredited)
Andrew Rillie .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Nicole Close .... stunt double: Christina Applegate
Nicole Close .... stunt double: Suzanne
John Shurko .... stunt double: Johnathon Schaech
John Shurko .... stunt double: Matt
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as John Cochrane)
Steve Ferrier .... gaffer
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ross Sangster .... key grip
Raphael MacKenzie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Eddy McInnis .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
David Reilly IV .... grip (uncredited)
Kelsey Smith .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
James Thibodeau .... best boy (uncredited)
Lawrence Willett .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stephanie Gorin .... casting: Canada
Sheila Lane .... casting: Halifax
Jason L. Wood .... casting: U.S.
Kathleen Howell .... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)
Karen Williams .... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Richard J. Rossi .... assistant editor (as Richard Rossi)
Gus Comegys .... on-line editor: HDTV (uncredited)
Aaron Vaccaro .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Robert Puff .... music preparation (uncredited)
Stan Sheldon .... music copyist supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mark Austin .... location manager
Cathy Grant .... production coordinator
Joanne Hagen .... script supervisor
Micah Martin .... location assistant
Janice Sheridan .... production accountant
Michael Wamboldt .... marine coordinator (as Mike Wamboldt)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" - UK (copyright title), USA (complete title)
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90 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Christina Applegate and Johnathon Schaech were married from October 2001 to August 2007.See more »
Matt Harrison:[voice over] Hello, my sweet Nicholas, it's Daddy. I have to write this. I can't think of anything now, except that I have to talk to you. But this is so hard, little boy. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I let her leave, I didn't stop her. I didn't even go to her...See more »


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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Two movies in one--one good, one bad, 29 March 2005
Author: vchimpanzee

Kate Wilkinson is a book editor who receives a copy of the diary of Dr. Suzanne Bedford, started in 2003 for her then unborn son Nicholas. We go back and forth from Suzanne's life to Kate's, which is unfortunate because I enjoyed Suzanne's life so much more.

At the start of the movie, Suzanne is a busy Boston physician who discovers she has heart problems. Because having a baby would risk her health, Suzanne ends up breaking up with her boyfriend who wanted children, and also moves to a less stressful island community to take over a general practice.

Among her neighbors is the quirky Melanie, who advises her that the house where Suzanne lives and works needs fixing up. Melanie refers her to a man who calls himself Picasso, a Brown graduate who gave up the corporate life working for his father in order to become a writer. Soon the relationship between Suzanne and her handyman becomes more than just friendship. When she becomes pregnant, Suzanne is advised to have an abortion but she refuses.

Suzanne's patients, including hypochondriac Earl ('What seems to be the problem?' 'What isn't?') care a lot about her. Sadly, all is not perfect in this paradise.

Kate starts a relationship of her own with Matt, a client who wrote about the same community where Suzanne lived. Meanwhile, Kate reads the diary and wonders if the story is true, and she learns lessons that help her in her own life.

It took a while, but I ended up liking Suzanne a lot, and I enjoyed her story, even with the problems she experienced, and I wished things had ended differently for her. I thought Christina Applegate did an admirable job, and I liked her goofy neighbors. I even sort of liked her sensitive bearded husband.

As for Kate, I couldn't stand her. I won't take anything away from Kathleen Perkins' performance, but somehow I couldn't find her appealing, even when the character mentioned growing up in North Carolina. That's the only part of her story I enjoyed, and it lasted about five seconds. Worse yet, Kate's story wasn't even completely in chronological order, though later I understood certain things better.

I would have been much happier if the entire movie had been Suzanne's diary, with no flashbacks.

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