IMDb > The Waterhole (2009)

The Waterhole (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Videos (see all 5)
The Waterhole -- Trailer for The Waterhole
The Waterhole -- In this scene Miller (Patrick J. Adams) meets Kate (Wynter Kullman) and you will wonder where it will all end up.
The Waterhole -- The Waterhole is the story of Miller (Patrick J Adams), who takes sanctuary in a friend's bar rather than deal with a failed relationship and pending college graduation. While his two best friends, Jim and Murphy, are taking steps to start new lives, Miller sinks in a world of one-night stands and hangovers, until a friend from his past returns bringing his world crashing down around him.
The Waterhole -- In this scene Murphy (Matt Stasi) gets Jim (Jade Carter) in trouble with his fiance, Sarah (Jessica Barth), during a game of liar's dice with Miller (Patrick J. Adams) and Cracker (Joey Klein).
The Waterhole -- In this scene from "The Waterhole" Jim (Jade Carter) has just told his friends Miller (Patrick J. Adams) and Murphy (Matt Stasi) that he just got engaged.


User Rating:
7.0/10   67 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Nathan Cole (screenplay)
View company contact information for The Waterhole on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
29 March 2011 (USA) See more »
Happy Hour is Over
At the end of their college years, Miller finds that he and his college buddies are growing apart as they choose different paths into the future... See more » | Add synopsis »
(2 articles)
Rosemary’s Baby Miniseries Blu-ray Release Details
 (From DailyDead. 23 June 2014, 2:41 PM, PDT)

6 Things W/Da7e [4/20]
 (From LRM Online. 20 April 2011, 10:32 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Hilarious dialogue for drunk, angry, twenty-something guys See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jade Carter ... Jim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick J. Adams ... Miller

Jessica Barth ... Sarah
Gonzalo Gonzalez ... Man in alley

Joey Klein ... Cracker

Wynter Kullman ... Kate

Rebecca Mozo ... Ashley
Charlie Rieckers ... Girl on the Street

Matt Stasi ... Murphy

Directed by
Ely Mennin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nathan Cole  screenplay

Produced by
Nathan Cole .... producer
Daniel Menahem .... producer
Michael Tarzian .... line producer
Original Music by
Roddy Bottum 
Cinematography by
Lincoln Lewis 
Film Editing by
Rich Fox 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Costume Design by
Zorineh Hovak 
Makeup Department
Yoko Nobushi .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Bola .... second assistant director
Paul Hart-Wilden .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jose Barocio Jr. .... boom operator (as Jose Barocio)
Jim Lakin .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerad Dane Bensik .... second assistant camera
Dannel Escallon .... first assistant camera
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... gaffer
Dilip Isaac .... electrician
Rafael Ramirez .... first assistant camera
Oleg Rasyaev .... best boy grip
Tanner Wolfe .... key grip
Editorial Department
Brendan Walsh .... dailies editor
Other crew
Kelly Czarnik .... key set production assistant
Ann M. Doria .... script supervisor
Timothy Gaer .... production assistant
Christopher Iuliano .... production assistant
Nino Paternostro .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

84 min
Canada:14A (Ontario)
Filming Locations:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious dialogue for drunk, angry, twenty-something guys, 25 April 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

In a non-descript small town, "The Waterhole" centers on Miller (Patrick J. Adams) as he frequents a bar with best friend and roommate, Jim (Jade Carter), and bar's owner Murphy (Matt Stasi). Although it's about a group of friends hanging out in a bar discussing life and navigating love and relationships, it's better written than that, making it better than most of its contemporaries.

The dialogue is hilarious taking us from the funniest, most daring and insensitive break-up scene ever, through a refreshingly original marriage comparison, and to a highly comical, but not necessarily facetious, examination of rehab, and then back through it all again since the filmmakers had more to say. The characters didn't go as far, they were just angry, drunk twenty-somethings hanging out in a bar. But Patrick J. Adams plays drunk and angry just as well as he plays cute and handsome.

There were a number of trite and hackneyed moments, but that's going to be the case with most "college graduates trying to find themselves" films. But for a dialogue-driven film, the writing was great, especially for a first-time screenwriter. Nathan Cole is headed towards a career deserving of comparisons to Edward Burns, and I'm looking forward to seeing it develop.

"The Waterhole" is a great place to hang out for an hour and a half. Laugh at the asinine things the guys get themselves into, laugh at the surprisingly insightful humour in the dialogue, and still enjoy yourself as it goes through the more dramatic, commonplace junctures.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Waterhole (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Under Review: 'The Waterhole' danibocc
Just screened? solasta
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Graduate High Fidelity Happythankyoumoreplease Kicking and Screaming (500) Days of Summer
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.