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A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.

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Diana (Adult)
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Diana (Teen)
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Maureen (as Eva Amurri)
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Emma
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Paul
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Mr. McCleod
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Amanda (Adult)
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Michael Patrick
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Sister Beatrice
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Amanda (Teen) (as Nathalie Nicole Paulding)
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Diana's Mother
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Detective
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Blonde Student (as Anna Renee Moore)
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Maureen's Mother
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A dramatic thriller about Diana, a suburban wife and mother who begins to question her seemingly perfect life--and perhaps her sanity--on the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting. In flashbacks, Diana is a vibrant high schooler who, with her shy best friend Maureen, plot typical teenage strategies--cutting class,fantasizing about boys--and vow to leave their sleepy suburb at the first opportunity. The older Diana, however, is haunted by the increasingly strained relationship she had with Maureen as day of the school shooting approached. These memories disrupt the idyllic life she's now leading with her professor husband Paul and their young daughter Emma. As older Diana's life begins to unravel and younger Diana gets closer and closer to the fatal day, a deeper mystery slowly unravels. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,220 (USA) (18 April 2008)

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$303,439 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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At the start of the movie, when 'Uma Thruman''s character is flipping through radio stations, one of the songs you hear is "She's not there" by The Zombies (1964), which was covered under the title "About Her" by Malcolm McLaren. That cover was used in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) which Uma also starred in. See more »

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Young Diana: [first lines - smoking in the locker room] That old bitch! I'm serious, if I have to jump over another pummel horse, or whatever they're called.
Maureen: You guys should probably put that out.
Young Diana: Why?
Maureen: Shrankins is like 5 feet behind me.
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She's Not There
Composed by Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies
Publisher: Marquis Music Co. Ltd. for the World
Zombies recording licensed from Marquis Enterprises Ltd.
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Amazing movie
18 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Life in her eyes is amazing, a thriller to tell the least, you'll laugh, you might cry (i did), and you will feel a load of emotions toward this movie, which is really why we see movies isn't it? To feel again? This movie is great, the depth of a school shooting survivor dealing with the loss of a best friend, and the twists and turns of this movie make it even more spectacular. I was incredibly confused at the end of the movie, but once you figure it out (it takes a minute, and this site is helpful to read comments after you've seen the movie), like i said once you figure it out, oh how great you will think this movie is. I'm going to buy this movie its that good. Make sure you come into this movie with an open mind because what you think this movie is, it isn't.

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