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Canvas (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 December 2008 (Canada)
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A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.

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A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
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12 December 2008 (Canada)  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,100 (USA) (12 October 2007)

Gross:

$32,525 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Joseph Greco:  The scene at 41:55 of the South Florida State Hospital as Chris sees it through a chain link fence is a cameo of sorts - the director is one of the "workers" walking past the building, "not because I wanted to, but because we had no one else and I needed someone in the background, walking, to liven up the shot." See more »

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When Chris is pouring himself a bowl of cereal the front of the cereal box is facing him (at around 13 mins). The next camera angle shows him holding the cereal box with the back of the box facing him (at around 15 mins). See more »

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John Marino: You thought of a name for the boat yet?
Chris Marino: How 'bout "pain in the butt."
John Marino: So you want me to name it after you.
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Apples, Peaches, Pumkin Pie
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Very real emotion gives way to feel good finale
29 January 2008 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

A very touching, low-key drama dealing with the instability of mental illness inside a southern Floridian families household. As viewed through the saddened lens of this up and coming, very good child actor Devon Gearhart, Canvas tries hard to pull at our heartstrings and often succeeds, especially in the first half of this family odyssey. What cooled the film down a bit for me however was a sappy conclusion, leaving viewers with a pleasant enough aftertaste but ultimately betraying some of the honesty and raw emotion portrayed in the first two acts.

Even as the nuanced performances of Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden as the struggling couple dig deep into our hearts, writer-director Joseph Greco chooses to go the safe route when wrapping up his small, mildly powerful family film. Although the final twenty minutes or so were somewhat disappointing for it's matter-of-fact, afternoon school special triumph in the face of uncertainty, the movie is undoubtedly emotionally strong in spots, producing quite a few profoundly poignant, tear-jerking moments that will have many running for the hankies.


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