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The Substance of Things Hoped For (2006)

After the death of her closest two friends, young Daphne Lessing suffers a loss of faith, then a lapse in memory. Confronted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a pregnancy she neither ... See full summary »

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Thom Carey ...
Police Officer
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Dr. Drury
Angela Dobson ...
Nurse
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Patrolman Powers
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Dean
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Daphne
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Micheal
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Nurse McCabe
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Carl
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Rachel
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Yarmo
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Nurse
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Dr. Lessing
Lorena Segura York ...
Kate (as Lorena York)
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Dr, Amato
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After the death of her closest two friends, young Daphne Lessing suffers a loss of faith, then a lapse in memory. Confronted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a pregnancy she neither planned nor is able to explain, Daphne is forced into a terrible choice: lose her child or lose her mind. "The Substance of Things Hoped For" traces Daphne's desperate search for the past she cannot recall, the father she never had, and the child she may never know. Written by Greg Morgan

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You've Had That Moment.

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6 April 2006 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Micheal: I say this to you because you're a rational person... you believe that everything can be explained...
Micheal: But, Daphne, you have to consider that in this infinite universe there are some things that cannot be explained... not in your lifetime... not in a thousand lifetimes.
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Daphne is a woman of "Substance."
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Substance" is the real thing: A haunting treatise on faith, science, fate, and free will. It's a film I will gladly watch again. Though I saw this film in rough cut, I'm still geeked about it. It just snuck up on me...I mean, it's everything an independent film should be: brave, thought provoking, well-performed, thumb-your-nose-at-Hollywood cinema...artful in both thought and word. "Substance" is a film you take to dinner after the show: one you want to share with others. Take a friend to it, and afterwards you will converse in the truest sense. Ray (Dr. Lessing) and Vanessa (Daphne) simply explode off the screen, and the newcomer, Lorena York (Kate), is electric. And I might as well say it now: This script will win scads of awards.

I'm giving it a "10" because even though the sound wasn't perfect, the film did everything a film should. Make no mistake..."Substance" is an important work of art, one I will most certainly make part of my collection (when it becomes available).


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