MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 389 this week

Canvas (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 December 2008 (Canada)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 836 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 27 user | 33 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 569 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 687 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 111 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Canvas" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Canvas (2006)

Canvas (2006) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Canvas.
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Principal (TV Series 2014)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When tragically unhip Gary J. Foote, a witless yet dedicated principal, becomes smitten by his dangerously retro-cool assistant, Billie Gene, he enlists the hep of Brookfield High's ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Artell, Manon Mathews, Marcus Johns
Laughs (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stars: Steve Hofstetter, Alexys Gabrielle, Tom Simmons
Second Best (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.

Director: Eric Weber
Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety
The Job I (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.

Director: Shem Bitterman
Stars: Patrick John Flueger, Ron Perlman, Taryn Manning
Expelled (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Felix is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with the help of his friends, will stop at nothing to hide it from his parents.

Director: Alex Goyette
Stars: Cameron Dallas, Matt Shively, Lia Marie Johnson
Caught Inside (2010)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Surfing charters are meant to be a trip to Paradise. With six male surfers stuck on a boat, there's bound to be some friction. When two of the surf crew are replaced at the last minute with... See full summary »

Director: Adam Blaiklock
Stars: Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.

Director: Mark Freiburger
Stars: Will Patton, Devon Gearhart, Colin Ford
Deadly Impact (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A police officer with a painful past returns home to help the FBI track down a mastermind assassin.

Director: Robert Kurtzman
Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Joe Pantoliano, Carmen Serano
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, Memento, The Matrix) makes his documentary directorial debut with NO KIDDING! ME 2!! as part of his fight against the stigma and shame of mental/brain "... See full summary »

Director: Joe Pantoliano
Stars: Devon Gearhart, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Williams
Crush (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »

Director: Alison Maclean
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Donogh Rees, Caitlin Bossley
Director: Philip Andelman
Stars: Robert Ayala, Cody Johns, Marcus Johns
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffin Miner ...
...
Mary Marino
...
...
Aunt Joanne
...
John Marino
Harriet Oser ...
Mrs. Greer
...
Officer Savage
...
Sam
...
Dawn (as Sophia Bairley)
Barbara Sloan ...
Dawns Mother
Ronald McCullen ...
Construction Worker
Danny Kennedy ...
Tony
Christopher Campbell ...
Frank
...
Hector Villarosa
...
Gregg (as Anthony Del Rio)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Aus tiefster Seele  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,525 (USA) (19 October 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The boy is cut on the arm by his mom and the cut is in the middle of his arm between the elbow and wrist and it is a long red line. The next scene there is bandage on the middle of arm above the elbow. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mademoiselle Voulez-vous Danser
Written by Lennie Gallant
Performed by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Compassion weightwatcherkathy
What a wonderfilm film! satchela
FIlming Location... omarmang
Toronto Film Festival??? WritingsOnTheWall
the song 'Rise' by Lisbeth Scott jancedtif
CANVAS, a must see... secordjim
Discuss Canvas (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?