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Accidents Happen (2009)

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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family. Written by Anthony Anderson

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Rated R for language, some disturbing images and brief teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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22 April 2010 (Australia)  »

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AUD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Geena Davis's first live-action film in seven years. See more »

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Mrs. Smolensky: We all pay for our mistakes, Billy. You paid for yours long before you made them. Now you got to stop paying. See what the world has to offer.
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Dreaming
Written by Debbie Harry
composed by Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Clever, Dark & Incredibly Entertaining.
17 July 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I recently ventured to the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival to see the anticipated film "Accidents Happen".

I was aware that the wonderful Geena Davis was in the picture which enticed me but was unaware that the cast had a few outstanding younger actors.

I expected a great film from the first scene but did not expect the outstanding, true and genuine performance that a young new shining talent - Harry Cook gave from start to finish. Every scene was honest & true there was an underlining depth that young actors rarely possess. I am never teary in films, but Cook's incredible performance brought me to tears on more than one occasion.

14 yr old Harrison Gilbertson also stood out in this film to me as someone you genuinely cared for. The cast were fabulous.

It was an absolute pleasure to watch this film & Harry Cook stood out in my eyes as truly remarkable talent that the world has been searching for for quite some time. I'm very impressed by everyone's work & look forward to seeing more from them all in the future.

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