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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.

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Cast

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Lance (as Max McCabe - Lokos)
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Mr. Berkowitz
Erin McMurtry ...
Mrs. Berkowitz
Zie Souwand ...
Sonny Berkowitz
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Detective
Leonard Dunbar ...
Laughing Man
Chris Ratz ...
Donut Shop Cashier
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Elegant Pimp Daddy
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David Goldberg
Jeffrey Bornstein ...
The Boy With Curious Hair
Jackie Brown ...
Mrs. Dorchester the Teacher
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Billy Zero
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Dr. Heker
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Storyline

Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he's her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him. In bits and pieces, we see what leads up to her riding in the back of a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain. Coming of age, or just surviving? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language throughout, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,002 (USA) (9 May 2008)

Gross:

$31,576 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Trivia

When Maureen Medved was writing the novel The Tracey Fragments is based on, she kept a newspaper clipping of Ellen Page over her desk as inspiration for Tracey. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Berkowitz: And you know what? No one can do anything about this. They can't. Because I ain't gonna talk to them about any of it. I mean, I'm not going to go back to those freaking retards.
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Connections

References Snatch (2000) See more »

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Land: Horses
Performed by Elizabeth Powell, Brendan Canning & Charles Spearin
Written by Patti Smith
Published by Linda Music (ASCAP)
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well done.
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

overall, i found the movie quite entertaining and emotional. while a bit confusing at times, i feel that it added to the overall effect of the movie. the closing scene with Tracey (ellen page) walking through the park was much more powerful because there was only the single shot and the screen was no longer fragmented. i feel the fragmentation throughout created the feeling of confusion and panic common to adolescence. by far my favorite part of the movie was broken social scene's original score. it blended seamlessly throughout the movie and effectively directed the audience emotionally and visually.

i would recommend this movie to anyone. it is worth the confusing, scattered scenes and story line. it really takes you on a journey with the main character.


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