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21 March 2008 (Canada) See more »
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Do you know what really goes on in the mind of the person with whom you sleep?
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A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lamar Odom Says Married Life Has Him "Looking Good"
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Hugh Hefner Tired of Married Life
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chris Cooper ... Harry Allen
Annabel Kershaw ... Miss Jones

Pierce Brosnan ... Richard Langley

Patricia Clarkson ... Pat Allen

Rachel McAdams ... Kay Nesbitt
Sheila Paterson ... Mrs. Walsh

David Richmond-Peck ... Tom

Erin Boyes ... Becky
Elijah St. Germain ... Little Charlie
Terence Kelly ... Dr. Anderson
Timothy Webber ... Alvin Walters
Rebecca Codling ... Photo Store Clerk

David Wenham ... John O'Brien
Dolores Drake ... Cinema Cashier
Malcolm Boddington ... Well-Tailored Man

Carrie Fleming ... Operator (as Carrie Anne Fleming)

Sean Tyson ... Policeman

Ty Olsson ... Policeman
Mike Cook ... Charade Player
Kathleen Duborg ... Charade Player
Dale Floyd ... Charade Player

Fred Keating ... Charade Player
Suzanne Ristic ... Charade Player
Alex Stevens ... Charade Player
Anna Williams ... O'Brien's Girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pauline Crawford ... Nurse (uncredited)

Maria Marlow ... Coat Check Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Ira Sachs 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ira Sachs (screenplay) &
Oren Moverman (screenplay)

John Bingham (book "Five Roundabouts to Heaven")

Produced by
Steve Golin .... producer
William Horberg .... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Matt Littin .... executive producer
Alix Madigan .... executive producer (as Alix Madigan-Yorkin)
Jawal Nga .... producer
David Nicksay .... executive producer
Ira Sachs .... producer
Adam Shulman .... executive producer
Geoff Stier .... executive producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
 
Art Direction by
Gwendolyn Margetson 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavallee 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Dennison 
 
Makeup Department
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Martial Corneville .... wig maker
Jayne Dancose .... key makeup artist: 'Richard'
Megan Davies .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Grimes .... makeup artist: Rachel McAdams (as Linda A. Grimes)
Monica Huppert .... key hair stylist: 'Harry' & 'Pat'
Kayleen McAdams .... second assistant makeup artist
Robert A. Pandini .... key hair stylist (as Robert Pandini)
Francesca Paris .... hair stylist: 'Kay'
Dean Scheck .... assistant hair stylist
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
Cara Doell .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Simon Abbott .... unit production manager
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
David Nicksay .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josy Capkun .... second assistant director
Alleris Gillham .... trainee assistant director
Sara Irvine .... third assistant director
Carl Mason .... first assistant director
Tanya Tagman .... third assistant director (as Tanya Tagmann)
 
Art Department
Rob Allen .... lead carpenter
John T. Boe .... lead set dresser
Jaron Boon .... lead laborer/first aid
Allan Burdett .... construction coordinator (as Alan D. Burdett)
William Glenn Burdett .... lead carpenter (as W.G. Burdett)
Lee Campbell .... assistant set decorator
John Chaschowy .... greens
Shelley Collins .... laborer
Alexandra Cram .... property buyer
Brian Cunningham .... assistant art director
Hoge Day .... storyboard artist: New York
Rowland Dyton .... on-set carpenter
Richard Elder .... carpenter/first aid
Dave Emmonds .... head greens (as David Emmonds)
Sharon Falck .... set dresser
Kevin Griffin-Park .... on-set dresser
Haida Harper .... assistant property master
Denise Hignell .... set dresser
Louis Holz .... lead painter
Bryan Korenberg .... property master
Carmen Lee .... art department assistant
Rohan Lyal .... on-set greensman
Marko Lytviak .... paint coordinator (as Marko T. Lytviak)
Natasha Muir .... lead painter
Shane O'Reilly .... construction foreman
David Parke .... set dresser
Michelle Pitney .... set decoration buyer
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (as Rob Pratt)
Slava Shmakin .... graphic artist
John Sinclair .... construction buyer
Robert Swan .... tool maintenance
Jan Thorp .... set dresser
Rena Van Steele .... stand-by painter
Margot Ready .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Lindsay Bucknell .... sound mixer
Rachel Chancey .... foley supervisor
Ryan Collison .... foley mixer
Keith Culbertson .... sound re-recordist
David Ellinwood .... dialogue editor (as Dave Ellinwood)
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roberto Fernandez)
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist
Jim Gardner .... sound mix stage: Sound One Corp.
Ken Hunold .... sound consultant: Dolby
Pat Lauwers .... sound assistant
Jason Lecky .... boom operator
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Damian Volpe .... sound designer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (uncredited)
Albert Thrower .... assistant supervisor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Don Besse .... assistant special effects
Kurt Jackson .... assistant special effects
Robert Paller .... special effects coordinator (as Rob Paller)
 
Visual Effects by
John Cairns .... digital compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Monika Chvatikova .... visual effects coordinator: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Ashley Clark .... visual effects producer: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Eric Jordan .... systems administrator: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Myung Kim .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Myung Kim .... rotoscope artist: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Colin Liggett .... lead compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Margaux Mackay .... supervising visual effects producer: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Robert Scifo .... matte painter: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Trent Shumway .... lead compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Efilm (uncredited)
Steven Hodgson .... visual effects supervisor: Rainmaker (uncredited)
Danita Slaughter .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunts (as Scott Ateah)
Caroline Field .... stunts (as Carolyn Field)
David Jacox .... stunts
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts
Gerald Paetz .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt coordinator
Brent Woolsey .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Anderson .... second unit generator operator
Mark Aviss .... best boy rigging electric
Roger Bailey .... generator operator
Scott Bonner .... rigging grip
Brian Bouma .... dolly grip
Rob Brady .... lamp operator
Trevor Carabin .... lamp operator
Drew Davidson .... gaffer (as Andrew Davidson)
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Glen Dickson)
Shane Dobie .... best boy electric
Nazim Edeer .... camera trainee
Andre Gheorghiu .... camera trainee
Reg Gole .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Leigh Jenkins .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Robin Jobin .... key rigging grip
Cary Lalonde .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer
Brian Lymer .... generator operator
Todd Martin .... board operator
Cam North .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Doug Parton .... rigging grip
Andrew Pedley .... video assist operator
Laird Pierce .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robin Say .... grip
Steve Smith .... key grip
Jonathan Turton .... set wireman
Pat Waller .... grip
Gary J. Williams .... best boy grip
James J. Williams .... best boy grip (as James Williams)
Owen Williams .... lamp operator
Andrew D. Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Andy Wilson)
Keith Woods .... rigging gaffer (as Keith S. Woods)
Rod Haney .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Alex Hanson .... animator: titles, Prologue
Chris Sanchez .... animation illustrator: titles, Prologue
Tony Weinstock .... animation illustrator: titles, Prologue
 
Casting Department
Cody Beke .... casting associate: USA
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Andrea Brown .... extras casting director
Elizabeth Greenberg .... casting associate: USA
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Leah Nelson .... casting associate: Canada
Trica Thompson .... casting associate: Canada
Tiffany Mak .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Bishop .... costumer
Luisa Dalmagro .... costume set supervisor
Kevin Harrison .... costumer
Michelle Hunter .... assistant costume designer
Gillian Kieft .... costume set supervisor
Diane Nosella .... costumer
Jonny Pray .... assistant costume designer
Angela Bright .... costumer (uncredited)
Nancy Jones .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Cheryl Buckman .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Ron Dulin .... assistant editor
Alex Gabucci .... post-production assistant (as Alex Garbucci)
Jessica Green .... post-production assistant
Jim O'Hagan .... post-production facility: Post Factory
Chris Regan .... color timer
Ed Dobbs .... dailies timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evan Barker .... music copyist
John Carbonara .... assistant music editor
Gary Chester .... music recording and mixdown engineer
Christy Gerhart .... music executive: SKE
Bonnie Greenberg .... executive in charge of music: SKE
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Christine Bergren .... music licensing (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Atchison .... driver
Chris Baldwinson .... driver
Colin Banner .... driver
Don Bell .... driver
Jared Boileau .... driver
Dave Byerley .... driver: Mr. Cooper (as David Byerley)
Wayne Cartwright .... driver
Donald Chase .... transportation co-captain (as Don Chase)
Ed Cherier .... driver (as Ed Chenier)
Preston Davis .... driver
Bob Dennett .... transportation coordinator
Ron Fessler .... driver
Bill Fox .... driver
Tom Groulx .... driver
Harry Hachey .... driver
John Hardyono .... driver (as John Hardjono)
Dan Ross Haveruk .... driver
Mark Johnston .... driver
Dave Kennedy .... transportation captain
Jason Lapp .... driver
Don Larone .... driver
Doug March .... driver
Richard McKay .... picture car coordinator (as Richard W. McKay)
Rick McLennan .... driver
Lori Merchant-O'Dwyer .... driver: Ms. McAdams
Michael J. Murphy .... driver: Mr. Brosnan (as Mike Murphy)
Shawn O'Hearn .... driver
Charles Pinkus .... driver
Ed Scott .... driver
Ken Sissons .... driver
Trent Thomas .... driver
Bob Thorner .... driver
Allan Voth .... driver
Geoff Williams .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Fareed Abdelhak .... location production assistant
Ilya V. Abulkhanov .... lead title designer: Prologue (as Ilya Abulhandy)
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Renee Bella .... assistant location manager
Ari Ben Ron .... craft service (as Ari Ron)
Ari Ben Ron .... first aid (as Ari Ron)
Petina Louise Bradley .... second assistant coordinator
Suzie Bruce .... first assistant accountant
Mandy Butler .... production accountant
Unjoo Lee Byars .... senior title producer: Prologue (as Unjoo Byars)
Dan Cohen .... assistant: Adam Shulman
Nicola Conlon .... assistant: Mr. Brosnan
Kyle Cooper .... executive producer: titles, Prologue
Peter Cummings .... clearance/product placement coordinator
Hanelize de Beer .... office production assistant
Vincent Dela Luna .... assistant location manager (as Vincent Michael de la Luna)
Blake Deross .... assistant: Alix Madigan Yorkin (as Blake DeRoss)
Ian Doig .... animal trainer
Katie Forss .... payroll accountant
Carl Gruell .... first assistant coordinator
Catherine Howard .... first assistant coordinator
Kim Howes .... security coordinator
Lucas Joaquin .... assistant: Mr. Sachs
Kohl Jones .... key set production assistant
Jeffrey Kurtis .... stand-in
Viktoria Langton .... choreographer
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Jennifer Malloy .... assistant: Steve Golin
Sean Meade .... key set production assistant
Jeff Mohs .... location scout
Peter Mulholland .... background wrangler
Ian Neeson .... stand-in
Kathryn Perkins .... publicist
Michael Riley .... assistant chef: Geoff the Chef
Robyn Ross .... stand-in (as Robin Ross)
Robyn Ross .... stand-in: Rachel McAdams
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator
Alex Skrepnik .... accounting clerk
Kimberley Sutton .... assistant: cast/producers
Geoff Teoli .... location manager
Geoff Titcomb .... head chef: Geoff the Chef
Nina Van Den Boogaard .... stand-in (as Nina van den Boogaard)
Daniel Villagomez .... legal administrator
Dal Watson .... assistant chef: Geoff the Chef
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Danny Yount .... creative supervisor: titles, Prologue
Luisa Dalmagro .... set supervisor (uncredited)
Kate Dalton .... adr loop artist (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Frederick Heartline .... second production office assistant (uncredited)
Richie Kawamoto .... production coordinator: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (uncredited)
Braydon Regimbald .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Scott Thomson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Miguel Arteta .... special thanks
Paul Brennan .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
91 min
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Trivia:
John Bingham's novel, 'Five Roundabouts to Heaven', was adapted for "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" TV series as "The Tender Poisoner" (first aired 20.12.1962), by writer Lukas Heller. The 60-minute program featured Dan Dailey as Philip "Barney" Bartel, Jan Sterling as his wife Beatrice, and Howard Duff as their friend Peter Harding.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In some driving scenes, the lines in the streets are yellow. Also some warning signs are in yellow, and placed higher on their respective poles. This is not correct for the 1940s. Lines were white. And signs were placed closer to street level for ease of viewing.See more »
Quotes:
Richard Langley:Whoever in this room who knows what goes on in the mind of the person who sleeps next to you... please, raise your hand... I know you can't, not honestly...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Got A Right To CrySee more »

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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Not what it seems..., 18 March 2008
Author: b108rok from NY

Before I saw this film, I knew two things about it: The 4 lead actors, and it took place in the early 50's. After seeing Patricia Clarkson in "Far From Heaven," I was anxious to see her play in this period again.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. At first I didn't know what to make of it, or where it was going. It is a dark comedy. The twists and turns of the film are completely unexpected. It kept me on my toes, and the 4 lead performances were great.

Without going into the synopsis too much (you can find that anywhere) if I had to compare this film to another..... I'd say it's kind of a darker, funnier "Closer", but set in the early 50's.

What I found interesting about the film is that it was incredibly complex, well-written characters, in very complex situations, set in a very simple time.

Let's talk about Patricia Clarkson for a minute. This is an actress who should've been nominated for several Supporting Actress Oscars by now. (The Green Mile, All The Real Girls, Far From Heaven, Lars and the Real Girl.. to name a few). I hope she finally gets some recognition as the Leading Actress in this film.

Rachel McAdams: This proves her acting abilities. She is incredible in this film. She is so beautiful, subtle, and so commanding. Definitely her most mature role to date.

Of course, I expect nothing less from Oscar-winner Chris Cooper. This proves to me though that he can carry a film, and not just be a strong supporting character.

Brosnan is great too in the least "meaty" I'd say of the 4 leading roles. He is very suave, but also provides some unexpected comic relief.

Great film! Go and see this.

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