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Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Felicity Huffman ... Hillary Lichten

Patricia Clarkson ... Miss Dodger

Elle Fanning ... Phoebe Lichten

Bill Pullman ... Peter Lichten

Campbell Scott ... Principal Davis

Ian Colletti ... Jamie

Bailee Madison ... Olivia Lichten

Peter Gerety ... Dr. Miles / Humpty Dumpty

Madhur Jaffrey ... Miss Reiter

Maddie Corman ... 1st Teacher / White Rabbit

Max Baker ... 2nd Teacher / King of Hearts

Mackenzie Milone ... Sally

Austin Williams ... Tommy

Teala Dunn ... Jenny

Caitlin Sanchez ... Monica
Marquis Rodriguez ... Martin
Gracie Lawrence ... Julie (as Gracie Bea Lawrence)
Alicia Nakhjavan ... Ellen

Cindy Joo ... Sara

Conor Carroll ... Jeremy
Miranda Wilkins ... Janet
Maya N. Blake ... Debby (as Maya Blake)

Tessa Albertson ... Alice

Ron Simons ... Colleague #1
Michael Nostrand ... Colleague #2

April Yvette Thompson ... Colleague #3
Nancy Opel ... Woman in Home
Melissa Swender ... Swan Lake Dancer

Tyler Hanes ... Male Sleeping Beauty Dancer

Danielle Kotch ... 2 Year Old Phoebe

Directed by
Daniel Barnz 
Writing credits
Daniel Barnz (written by)

Produced by
Ben Barnz .... producer
Nissa Ren Cannon .... associate producer
Doug Dey .... executive producer
Chris Finazzo .... executive producer
George Paaswell .... co-producer
Lynette Howell Taylor .... producer (as Lynette Howell)
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski 
Film Editing by
Robert Hoffman 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Thérèse DePrez 
Art Direction by
Peter Baran 
Set Decoration by
Robert Covelman 
Costume Design by
Kurt and Bart 
Makeup Department
Joseph Farulla .... makeup department head (as Joe Farulla)
Jason Hayes .... hair department head
Sharon Ilson .... makeup department head (as Sharon Ilson Burke)
Jacques Stephane Lempire .... key hair stylist (as Stephane Lempire)
Stephanie Pasicov .... key makeup artist
Stayc St. Onge .... key makeup artist (as Stacey St. Onge)
Production Management
Danielle Blumstein .... unit production manager
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Leslie .... first assistant director
Megan Lombardo .... second assistant director
Mark Romanelli .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Liz Bonaventura .... charge scenic
Peter Bundrick .... key carpenter
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Almitra Corey .... art department coordinator
Kley Gilbuena .... assistant property master
Hunter Harris .... art department intern
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator
Sean Ryan Jennings .... art department intern
Jenna Josepher .... art department intern
Tom LaVecchia .... on-set dresser
Arif Mahmood .... art department production assistant
Wayne Scott Miller .... set dresser
Marc Newman .... leadman
Nick Robert .... art department production assistant
Patricia Sprott .... scenic foreman
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Michael Baird .... adr supervisor
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Allie Fitz .... assistant sound editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Adam Sanchez .... boom operator
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Michael Caplan .... visual effects producer
Padraic Culham .... digital compositor
Michael Roderick .... digital compositor
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Simpson .... visual effects editor
Roy Farfel .... assistant stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Olga Abramson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Blades .... key grip
Peter Bulavinetz .... grip
Michael F. Burke .... first assistant camera (as Michael Burke)
Sung Rae Cho .... assistant camera
Ron Egozi .... camera operator
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Lauren Haber .... camera loader
Keith Kalohelani .... generator operator
John Krause .... dolly grip
Brendan Malone .... best boy grip
Antonio Ponti .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician: scorpio head
Michele SchianodiCola .... electrician
Douglas W. Shannon .... gaffer
Michael Simmonds .... camera operator: second unit
Brooke Stanford .... best boy
Ned Stresen-Reuter .... camera intern
Carl Tebbenhoff .... electrician
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Casting Department
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Leeba Zakharov .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Henry .... paper mask designer
John Kristiansen .... costumes
Chrissy Kuhn .... costume supervisor
Colleen McTigue .... key costumer
Lauren Plymel .... costume coordinator
Terese Wadden .... costume coordinator
Editorial Department
Jason Crump .... colorist: dailies
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor: Post Logic Studios
John Karian .... color timer
Morning Star Schott .... digital intermediate producer (as Morning Star)
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music supervisor
Phillip Blackford .... score mix technician
Adam Blau .... composer: additional music
Jake Monaco .... score coordinator
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Ethan Anderson .... location assistant
Dudley Arbaugh .... set production assistant
Marlo Carroll .... additional set production assistant
Chris Cloud .... location scout
Scotch James Diaz Crisostomo .... first assistant accountant
Sam Dash .... assistant: Felicity Huffman
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Kantarama Gahigiri .... set production assistant
Heather Gauntt .... assistant location manager
Dan Gloeckner .... key set production assistant
Eddie Griffith .... set production assistant
Tracey Grimes .... account executive: Post Logic Studios
Jessalyn Haefele .... production secretary
Jennifer Hamilton .... choreographer
Christine Leaman .... location manager
Ryan Leiderman .... production assistant
Christopher LeStrange .... location assistant
Sue Levi Pearl .... advisor: Tourette syndrome
Richard T. Lynch .... craft service
W. Scott Lyon .... assistant: Daniel Barnz (as Scott Lyon)
Alex Markman .... production intern
Katie Martin .... production assistant
Paul Mayersohn .... legal
Andrew McGovern .... accounting clerk
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
Brendan Potter .... set production assistant
Matthew F. Preston .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Shaw .... production assistant
Missy Simms .... teacher/welfare worker
Noreen Souza-Bailey .... set production assistant
Judit Ungar .... advisor: Tourette syndrome
Noreen Ward .... production accountant
Chad Yavarow .... set production assistant
Jodie Foster .... the producers wish to thank

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Engine Room (special visual effects) (as Engine Room, LLC)
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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Eight minutes into this movie (the tag playing scene), Phoebe was first spotted wearing a cream dress with grey turtleneck and hunter green greyish wool stockings, and yet all of a sudden, she wore different wardrobe and the wool stockings were changed to red when the kids were going at her.See more »
[first lines]
Peter Lichten:Happy Birthday!
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Movie Connections:
References Alice in Wonderland (1949)See more »
Swan Lake: Scene (Swan Theme)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, but brave and original, 22 October 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

When it's good, it's terrific, including an amazing performance by a very young Elle Fanning as a mentally troubled 8 year old, and good work by Felicity Huffman, and the always wonderful Patricia Clarkson.

On the other hand, the very talented Campbell Scott is reduced to playing a one note joke, and the tone of the film is all over the place; odd quirky comedy one moment, a child contemplating suicide the next.

But the real problems are when the film's Lifetime network roots show through, and suddenly there's that warm, fuzzy, phony feeling that being a kid with severe emotional problems isn't all that bad, and everything will be just fine. It undermines the film's interesting attempts to really get inside a struggling kid's head.

None-the-less, the film gets real points for trying, and about 80% of the time, this is a very good, and very original film.

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