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Uncertainty -- A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Writers (WGA):
Scott McGehee (written by) &
David Siegel (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 2012 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
The choice is theirs. See more »
Plot:
A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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of some interest but the premise is inadequately developed See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Bobby

Lynn Collins ... Kate

Assumpta Serna ... Sylvia Montero

Olivia Thirlby ... Sophie Montero

Louis Arcella ... Diego

Nelson Landrieu ... Felix Montero

Manoel Felciano ... Greg Montero
Jenn Colella ... Emily
Giana Luca ... Annabelle
Sofia Luca ... Adelaide

Ana Kayne ... Beth (as Ana Cruz Kayne)

Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Mary Sherman

Ed Wheeler ... Earl Sherman
Michaela M Hill ... Jackie (as Michaela Hill)
Tiger ... Tiger
Bob Braswell ... Oberon
Angel David ... Danny

Al Roffe ... Lottery Ticket Buyer
Marin Gazzaniga ... Nurse

Patrick M. Walsh ... Dmitri (as Partick Walsh)

Ted Oyama ... Asian Assassin
Rick Kain ... Tall Thin Man
Marcella Lowery ... Duty Officer #1

Robert C. Kirk ... Duty Officer #2

Doua Moua ... Internet Cafe Clerk
Sonnie Brown ... Bank Employee

Fred Berman ... Perez / Dmitri 1 (voice)
Daniel Oreskes ... Dmitri 2 (voice) (as Dan Oreskes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sara Chase ... Alex (uncredited)
Ryan Alan Dearth ... Fitz (uncredited)
Madeline Lee ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)

Chris Meyer ... Curtis (uncredited)
Becky Pollock ... Dog-Walker (uncredited)

Joe Starr ... Mechanic (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott McGehee 
David Siegel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Scott McGehee (written by) &
David Siegel (written by)

Produced by
Becky Glupczynski .... line producer
Scott McGehee .... producer
David Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Nashel 
 
Cinematography by
Rain Li (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Zucker 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
Suzanne Smith  (as Suzanne Crowley)
 
Production Design by
Debbie DeVilla 
 
Art Direction by
Lauren Fitzsimmons 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Perlman (decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Stacey Battat 
 
Makeup Department
Nieves Arranz .... key hair stylist (as Nieves Arranz Perandones)
Nieves Arranz .... key makeup artist (as Nieves Arranz Perandones)
Celia Vicente Pearce .... assistant makeup artist (as Velia Pierce)
 
Production Management
Becky Glupczynski .... unit production manager
Ciara Lacy .... production supervisor
Jonna McLaughlin .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director (as Curtis A. Smith Jr.)
Alfonso Trinidad .... second assistant director
Derek Wimble .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Harlan J. Alford .... set dresser
Amanda Bryn .... art department coordinator
Michael Cory .... property master
Susan Evans .... scenic artist
M. Daniel Gebel .... leadperson
Marina Parker .... assistant property master
Julia Pasternak .... art intern
Nick Torelli .... set dresser
Kay Wilson .... art intern
Richard Daniel Cohen .... set carpenter (uncredited)
Susan Evans .... set dresser (uncredited)
Hanna Hagen .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Mandy Lamb .... food stylist (uncredited)
Marina Parker .... props (uncredited)
Diana Salzburg .... shopper (uncredited)
Meg Vinson .... assistant scenic (uncredited)
Monica Wille .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer (as Matthew Beville)
Bryan Dembinski .... sound mixer
Gerald Donlan .... dialogue editor
Michael Farkas .... adr recordist
Michael Gassert .... additional sound mixer (as Mike Gassert)
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator
Avi Laniado .... sound mix engineer
Tony Martinez .... adr editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Steve Schwartz .... foley editor (as Stephen Schwartz)
Warren Shaw .... sound designer
Warren Shaw .... sound re-recording mixer
Warren Shaw .... supervising sound editor
Mike Silvestri .... additional boom operator
Eric Strausser .... sound effects recordist
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound engineer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer (uncredited)
Matt Snedecor .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph DiValerio .... visual effects: Space Monkey
Daniel Leraine .... visual effects
Anton Shevchenko .... visual effects
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Kain .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Patrick M. Walsh .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos 'Café' Cibilis .... technician: SpaceCam
Cameron Dingwall .... camera production assistant
Christopher M. Elassad .... best boy grip (as Chris Elassad)
Daniel Fiorito .... company grip
John Frisbie .... gaffer
Alexa Harris .... company grip (as Alexa M. Harris)
Mike Indursky .... third assistant camera (as Michael Indursky)
Matt Kerr .... key grip
Steve Koster .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Daniel Luebke .... company electric
Tim Marotta .... best boy electric
Bob Martin .... still photographer
Andrew Roddewig .... company electric
Meg Schrock .... company electric
Nate Slevin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nate Slevin .... second assistant camera
Jae Song .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jae Song .... first assistant camera
Travis Tips .... company grip
G.T. Womack .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Geoffrey Todd Womack)
Danya Abt .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Michael Arisohn .... grip (uncredited)
Christian Baird .... additional grip (uncredited)
Justin Bennett .... electrician (uncredited)
Josh Fisher .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Corey Fontana .... electrician (uncredited)
Bryan Landes .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Justin Lange .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Minelli .... grip (uncredited)
Tom Mone .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Heixan Robles .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Samantha Sa .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Johnny Sousa .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Elizabeth Stern .... additional grip (uncredited)
G.T. Womack .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... background casting: Amerifilm (as Meredith Jacobson Marciano)
Jessica Kelly .... casting associate
Adam Vincentz .... background casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Fabian .... wardrobe intern
Lisa Hennessy .... wardrobe supervisor (as Lisa Grace Hennessy)
Ashley Phillips .... assistant costume designer
Anna Winter .... wardrobe intern
Alana Zonan .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
George Bunce .... on-line editor
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
David B. Hastings .... assistant on-line editor (as Dave Hastings)
Shannon Logan-Torres .... dailies producer
Matthew Reedy .... digital intermediate producer
Daniel Triller .... assistant editor
Franklin Vargas .... assistant digital intermediate colorist (as Frankie Vargas)
 
Music Department
Brian Deming .... additional score engineering
Brian Deming .... additional score production
Brian Deming .... additional score programming
Cameron Greider .... orchestrator
Eric V. Hachikian .... orchestrator (as Rric Hachikian)
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Peter Nashel .... orchestrator
Peter Nashel .... score producer
Peter Nashel .... score programming
Eric V. Hachikian .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alec Bates .... office intern
Nate Braeuer .... assistant location manager (as Nathaniel Braeuer)
Al Cerullo .... pilot
Jin Chacko .... production assistant (as Jim Chako)
Timothy Cooper .... office intern
Jerry L. Dasti .... production legal: Sloss Eckhouse Brennan LawCo
Katie Dillon .... production assistant
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main and end titles
Johanna Hagen .... office production assistant
Justin Halstead .... production assistant
Abi Jackson .... location assistant
Borjan Jovanovich .... key set production assistant
Rona Katz .... production insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Anne Elora Keller .... script supervisor
Eric A. Knapp .... production coordinator
Ian Knoblock .... production assistant
Jon Kussmaul .... office production assistant
Eric Lau .... location supervisor (Chinatown )
Eric Lau .... location supervisor: Chinatown
W. Scott 'Paco' Lyon .... assistant: Siegel and McGehee
Rick Mason .... office intern
Simone McLaughlin .... assistant coordinator
Ross Miller .... production insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Andrew Mukuria .... production assistant
Ayo Ogundele .... parking coordinator
Alexandra Palmieri .... office intern
Jaclyn Paris .... office intern
Colleen Patti .... production assistant (as Colleen Anne Patti)
Lynda Reynolds .... chef (as Lynda J. Reynolds)
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef (as Michael K. Reynolds)
Sandy Skills .... dog wrangler
Lemarze Smith .... set intern
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Jennifer Cho Suhr .... office intern (as Jennifer Suhr)
Spring Sutter .... production accountant
Kareem Taylor .... office production assistant
Charlie Whitehead .... first assistant accountant
Nicole Williams .... craft service
Malcolm Wyer .... assistant: Siegel and McGehee
Ryan Alan Dearth .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Jamil J. Gonzalez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maggie Hammerle .... production intern (uncredited)
Nate Loehrke .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard T. Lynch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexander Norton .... location scout (uncredited)
Becky Pollock .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam S. Poswolsky .... location scout (uncredited)
Ryan Scatenato .... location scout (uncredited)
James P. Stephens .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Justin Deming .... special thank you: music
David Riggins .... special thanks (as TRUE)
Ira Sachs .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Paul Sado .... the filmmakers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"½ Day(s)" - Japan (English title) (poster title)
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Runtime:
USA:101 min | Canada:101 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title of the movie is directly linked to the Uncertainty Principle, which is linked to the overall theme of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bobby:Is today the day?
Kate:I don't know. Maybe.
Bobby:What's your gut tell you?
Kate:That I'm nauseous.
Bobby:How 'bout less literally...
Kate:I'm afraid of deciding.
Bobby:I'm *not* afraid of either scenario, but it's just - I want this to be something we're doing, not something we're not doing.
Kate:What does *this* mean?
Bobby:This, meaning whatever we decide.
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Movie Connections:
References High and Low (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
Set Me FreeSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
of some interest but the premise is inadequately developed, 26 January 2011
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

The course of our lives is determined by the countless decisions - both major and minor - we make on a daily basis. So much so that one simple and seemingly insignificant act of choice can set the course for our entire future, including where we'll go to school, who we'll wind up marrying, whether we'll be killed crossing that street or live another fifty years because we took a different route entirely. That is the theme explored in "Uncertainty," a dual-level drama produced, written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

The movie opens with a young couple - played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins - standing on the Brooklyn Bridge, obviously on the brink of making some major decision regarding their future. After a coin flip, one heads in one direction (to Manhattan) and one in the other (to Brooklyn), leading the couple to have distinctly different experiences in what might be thought of as parallel universes. In the Manhattan-based scenario, Bobby and Kate, dressed in yellow, are plunged into a bizarre cloak-and-dagger tale set off by the finding of a cell phone in the back of a cab (a bit like "24" if it were made on an indie-film budget); the other direction leads to a more mundane domestic drama wherein the lovers, dressed in green, celebrate the 4th of July with Kate's family, including the overly critical mother who drives the young woman crazy with her negativity and interference.

The different-paths-equals-different-outcomes theme has been explored before, most notably in 1998's "Sliding Doors," but here the why and the wherefore of it all seems to have eluded the filmmakers - as it does us. Each storyline is interesting enough in its own right - and the acting and direction are first-rate throughout - but they fail to come together in any kind of a meaningful way. They literally run along parallel tracks, with no point of convergence from which we can deduce a point - unless it's that bright yellow is probably not the best fashion choice when you're trying to outrun a hit man.

Moreover, the movie doesn't lay down the ground rules for the scenario in a very coherent or consistent fashion. The synopsis for the film says that the couple uses the coin flip to determine how they're going to spend that holiday weekend. Yet, it's obviously much more complicated than that, for in one version, Kate is pregnant, but in the other she isn't (or, at least, it's never mentioned). In one, she is the star of a Broadway play; in the other, she says she works at a restaurant. And the two couples obviously live in different parts of town. Perhaps, consistency really is the hobgoblin of little minds and we should be looking at the larger picture here, but, all the same, the movie leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions, which may not necessarily be a bad thing, but it can make for a frustrating experience at times.

I recommend watching "Uncertainty" for the risks it takes and the mood it sets (Peter Nashel's evocative score is very helpful in that regard) but, when it comes right down to it, the movie seems a commendable but over-elaborate effort at stating the obvious.

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