7.2/10
345
5 user 1 critic

Adopt a Sailor (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 January 2009 (France)
A self-involved New York couple adopt a sailor during Fleet Week.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hot Break (TV Movie 2017)
Comedy

Lexi Futterman had success once as a young TV writer, but kids and divorce and regular old life have left her kissing fifty and kicked to curb. She wants back in and discovers her big break... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Demaine
Stars: René Ashton, Anne De Salvo, Brian Van Holt
Tadpole (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A thirty-something, is still living at home until his parents hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.

Director: Tom Dey
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Patricia
...
Richard
...
Sailor
Wendy Rolfe Evered ...
USO Officer
Scot Cregan ...
Navy Lieutenant - USO
Christopher Scholl ...
Officer on Deck - USS WASP
Lezly Clayton ...
Woman #1 in Time Square
Jenel Fontes ...
Woman #2 in Time Square (as Janell Fontes)
Curt Clarke ...
Marine shaving on USS WASP (as Gunnery Srgt. Curt Clarke)
Jeremy Siegrist ...
Marine on USS WASP (as MC1 Jeremy Siegrist)
Andrew McCord ...
Marine on USS WASP (as MC2 Andrew McCord)
Renae Madore ...
Woman in Port Authority
Griffin Wade ...
Teen in Port Authority
Margaret Evered ...
Young Girl in Port Authority
John Evered ...
Young Boy in USO
Edit

Storyline

Adopt a Sailor is about Patricia and Richard, a successful and hip couple from New York City who inadvertently "adopt a sailor" during Fleet Week in New York City, and the young man from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas who changes their lives forever. Written by K.Mazur

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He fell out of a plane and into their lives.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 2009 (France)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A Navy Corpsman who is attached to a field unit (Seabees, Marines, etc) is not unarmed, he carries a 9mm Beretta as a sidearm (for self defense only). See more »

Quotes

Sailor: [Speaking of Richard's profession] Wow, a movie maker.
Patricia: Oh, well, careful. Richard makes films, not movies. There's a big difference.
Sailor: What difference is that?
Patricia: Well, as far as I can tell; movies, people want to see. Films, on the other hand, people need to be talked into seeing.
Sailor: Huh.
Patricia: Yup. And Richard makes films.
See more »

Connections

References On the Town (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Greensleeves
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Traditional English folk song. Melody performed on a programmable player piano]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Intersections
30 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charles Evered first wrote the play on which this film is based and then turned that play into a movie, directing it with all the sensitive promise of the script. It is a pleasure to experience this little low budget Indie and be swept up in the honest manner in which it invites us to look at our lives from a different perspective.

It is Fleet Week in New York, a time when sailors about to be shipped out to duty are given an evening of freedom with the option of accepting the invitation of families to invite them into their homes as a farewell. A young HM3 (navy corpsman) from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas played with poetic sensitivity by Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck) is serendipitously 'adopted' by a dysfunctional New York couple - Patricia (Bebe Neuwirth) runs a gallery and husband Richard (Peter Coyote) makes films. As Patricia responds to the sailor's wonder, 'Movies are what people what to go see, films are what you try to convince people to see' - evidence that Patricia has been supporting the marriage so that Richard doesn't have to work except to make unwanted films: the couple is nearing dissolution. Through one evening of conversation Patricia and Richard voice their failing love, the sailor maintains an innocence about life in the big city and in doing so shares some of his own small town fears and frustrations about becoming an adult- and the three people find a new look on their lives as a result. The film is at once hilarious, verbally brutal, revealing, and genuinely tender as these three people's lives intersect to find new and healthy direction.

Ethan Peck is absolutely extraordinary in maintaining his innocent near-angel role, never becoming mawkish or a parody of 'Southern uneducated kids'. He is a joy throughout the film and demonstrates that he is an actor of great promise. Bebe Neuwirth and Peter Coyote are both solid and polished actors and make us examine their decadent marriage without allowing the viewer to take sides but instead to ache for both of them. The film is a jewel and speaks especially loudly about the young lads who are being sent off to war. Charles Evered is a major talent to watch. Highly Recommended.

Grady Harp


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?