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Tanner Hall -- Rooney Mara stars in this coming of age drama about love, friendship, and heartbreak, set in an elite New England private school. Also stars Tom Everett Scott, Chris Kattan, and Amy Sedaris.
Tanner Hall -- A drama centered on four girls going through their teens years at a rustic boarding school.
Tanner Hall -- Clip: Wanna Get In
Tanner Hall -- A drama centered on four girls going through their teens years at a rustic boarding school.
Tanner Hall -- Clip: Cricket Stance


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  (in credits order)

Rooney Mara ... Fernanda

Georgia King ... Victoria

Brie Larson ... Kate

Amy Ferguson ... Lucasta

Tom Everett Scott ... Gio

Amy Sedaris ... Mrs. Middlewood

Chris Kattan ... Mr. Middlewood

Shawn Pyfrom ... Hank
Ryan Schira ... Peter

Susan Misner ... Roxanne (as Susie Misner)

Tara Subkoff ... Gwen

Annika Peterson ... Olga

Alaina Lauren Steinberg ... Margaret (as Alaina Steinberg)
Konstantine Kakanias ... Mr. Tependris
Lowry Marshall ... Ms. Wallace
Joanne Burk ... School Nurse

Alexia Rasmussen ... Gretchen

Anne Ramsay ... Coffin Vendor
Hayley Goldbach ... Student
Alexis Kiernan ... Candice
Justin Vogel ... Greg
Mark Carter ... Attendant
Michael F. Thayer ... Preacher (as Michael Thayer)
Dan Butterworth ... Poppet

Russell Steinberg ... Father of Dart Girl
Antonia Steinberg ... Dart Girl
Collin Brown ... Townie

Tom DeNucci ... Townie's Friend
Lillian Adams ... Victoria's Grandmother
Sydney Neill ... Child Victoria
Kate Skye Netto ... Child Fernanda
Adriaan van Zyl ... Poppet (voice) (as Adriaan Van Zyl)

Tatiana von Furstenberg ... Poppet (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Stratton ... Alec
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Guest at Baptism and Wedding (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Bouchard ... English Student / 'King Tut' (uncredited)
Chris Clark ... Fair Patron (uncredited)
Desiree April Connolly ... Patron at County Fair (uncredited)
Yvonne DeNezzo ... Student (uncredited)
Patrick Mel Hayes ... Cotton Candy Vendor (uncredited)
Olivia Iafrate ... Student (uncredited)
Michael Kelly ... Cotton Candy Vender (uncredited)
Rachel Knutton ... Fair Patron (uncredited)
Abe Mendel ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)

Rich Skinner ... Hardware Store Shopper (uncredited)
Vyvian B. Stevens ... Fair (uncredited)

Darya Zabinski ... Student in Girls Shower (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesca Gregorini 
Tatiana von Furstenberg 
Writing credits
Tatiana von Furstenberg (written by) &
Francesca Gregorini (written by)

Produced by
Richard L. Bready .... executive producer
Francesca Gregorini .... producer
Julie Snyder .... producer (as Julie R. Snyder)
Lucy Sumner .... co-producer (as Lucy Cooper)
Tatiana von Furstenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Roger Neill 
Cinematography by
Brian Rigney Hubbard 
Film Editing by
Michelle Botticelli 
Sharon Rutter  (as Sharon Marie Rutter)
Lauren Zuckerman 
Casting by
Amanda Harding 
Amanda Koblin 
Production Design by
Ray Kluga 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Schluter-Ford  (as Michelle Schluter)
Costume Design by
Karen Baird 
Erica Nicotra 
Makeup Department
Frank Barbosa .... key hair stylist
Liz Bernstrom .... key makeup artist
Anita Briggs .... additional makeup artist
Rebecca Frye .... key makeup artist
Christina LaPointe .... additional makeup artist
Jennie-kay Murphy .... additional hair stylist (as Jennie Kay Murphy)
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
Michael Rossi .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Carrie Fix .... production manager
Maureen Norton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amanda Hannan .... second second assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nina Alexander .... art department intern
James Bednark .... art department supervisor
Guy L. Bermel .... set dresser
Jon Dowdy .... assistant property master
Henry Ferreira .... art production assistant
Lori Gizzarelli .... art production assistant
Katrina Lencek-Inagaki .... art department intern
Dave Major .... set dresser
Bethany Meyer .... art department intern
Jessica Pollack .... art department intern
Jessica Pollak .... art department intern
Paul Raymond .... set dresser
Kyle Regan .... art production assistant
Anthony Sanini .... painter
Christopher Sawtelle .... lead man
Debra Sugarman .... prop shopper
Mimi Watstein .... props
Joel Weaver .... property master
Sound Department
Henry Auerbach .... sound effects editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Christopher Eakins .... sound editor
Tim Elder .... sound mixer
Tom Gambale .... adr recordist
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Claire Houghtalen .... boom operator
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Mike Pipgras .... foley editor
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor
Peter Stevenson .... sound utility
Special Effects by
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects technician
Stephen Powers .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Joshua Barnatt .... third lighting technician
Nathan Beaman .... dolly grip
Robert Beinhocker .... electrician
Mark Brochu .... additional electrician
Robert Clark .... generator operator: set
Brian Dwiggins .... grip
Josh Friz .... film loader
Josh Friz .... second assistant camera
Adam Genzink .... key grip: Los Angeles unit
Afton Grant .... additional Steadicam operator
Rob Harlow .... key grip
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Indursky .... additional loader
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer
JD Leedham .... key rigging grip
Adam Lukens .... best boy grip
Branden James Maxham .... electrician (as Brandon James Maxham)
Parris Mayhew .... camera operator: Steadicam
Nathan McGarigal .... electrician
Clinton McMahon .... grip
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Phil Nason .... electrician
Tracy Ouellette .... grip
Wayne Paull .... additional camera operator
Mark Price .... best boy electric
Joel Tacorda .... best boy electric
Aaron Tyburski .... electrician
Casting Department
André Gadbois .... casting assistant
Anne Mulhall .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa J. Colón .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rosa Colón)
Alanna Keenan .... wardrobe shopper
Debra Sugarman .... on-set costumer
Jessica L. Therrien .... costume assistant
Tina Ulee .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Paul Amadeus Kim .... assistant on-line editor (as Paul Kim)
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Katherine Skjerping .... assistant editor (as Katy Skjerping)
Adriaan van Zyl .... assistant editor
Location Management
Benjamin Thomas .... location manager
Christopher Walsh .... location manager
Eoin Walsh .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Brad Worrell .... additional scoring
Brad Worrell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Stephen Silva .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Anthony Ambrosino .... production assistant: additional
Adi Amit .... production coordinator
Whitney Avalon .... stand-in: Rooney Mara
Julia Bembenek .... production assistant
Amanda Blattner .... stand-in
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Nicole Compas .... production counsel
Joe Deingenis .... key craft service
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Heath Grant .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Zachariah King .... office production assistant
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Ryan McPeake .... set medic
Leigh Medeiros .... assistant to directors
Lindsay Medeiros .... first assistant accountant
Michael Robert Murray .... production assistant (as Michael Murray)
Darin J. Patterson .... film runner
Kim Quam .... set medic
Jason Quimby .... key set production assistant
Robin Reitman .... production accountant
Briana Taylor .... production secretary
Kal Thompson .... set production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Brandon Warner .... office production assistant
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
Alesia Glidewell .... the producers wish to thank
Hilary Stabb .... thanks
Chris Ward .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use
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35 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
"Tanner Hall" is a coming of age snooze fest., 13 April 2010
Author: MovieManMenzel from United States

"Tanner Hall" was a film I heard nothing about before seeing it listed on the Gen Arts website. After seeing it listed on their website, I decided to research and see who was in it and the basic premise. After reading the plot, seeing who was in the film, and then hearing it was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, it peaked my interest enough to want to see it. I decided to attend the east coast premiere of "Tanner Hall" at the Gen Art Film Festival in NYC on Monday April 12, 2010 and this is my thoughts on the film.

The basic plot of "Tanner Hall" focuses on four girls at a private boarding school in New England. Two of these girls have been friends since childhood and the other two are just friends from the school. Together they share their feelings and emotions in a coming of age tale that you will soon forget as soon as you leave the theater...

I really wish I didn't have to be so harsh on this film especially since I saw it at a festival with most of the cast sitting around me but truth be told I really did not like this film at all. In a world where coming of age films are a dime a dozen, a writer or director need to make a film that really stands out from the others. That's where "Tanner Hall's" problem begins as there is nothing even remotely new or interesting about this film. When watching independent coming of age story you are expecting something deeper and more powerful. We do not get that at all. What the audience gets is such a lackluster story with a lot of one-dimensional characters and lack of emotion.

I think the main problem lies on the writing, which is just awful. The characters in this film are all stereotypical and one dimensional. You have the horny teacher, the cheating husband, the slutty school girl, the depressed school girl, the love confused school girl, and of course the sexually confused school girl. None of these characters are written with much depth. I feel bad saying it since it was written and directed by two friends Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana Von Furstenberg who seemed extremely passionate about the film. To me everything from the story to the stereotypical characters to the lack of character development is what really hurt this film. I felt maybe if these two passionate ladies didn't write the film but direct it or maybe vice versa it would have been a lot better.

The other issue I had was some of the actors...I don't know who's idea it was to put Chris Kattan in this film but man was he awful. This guy can barely pull off a comedy routine and this is coming from someone who somewhat enjoyed "Corky Romano" (yes I know it's a bad film...but I laughed for some reason) and they put him in a movie like this as the subtle comic relief. It just doesn't work. Also, why is Amy Sedaris in this film? What a useless role for her? She is such a gifted funny woman and in this film I just can't wait for her scene to end. Maybe it's just that the comedy aspect the directors/writers were trying to convey didn't fit the tone of the film.

As for the rest the primary cast, they all did "alright" in their roles based on what the script had to offer. Brie Larson plays basically the same role she plays on "The United States of Tara" but as I said its all the script asked of her. Rooney Mara does alright as well although I think she has more potential than this movie let on. She was really good in "Youth in Revolt," which was a good coming of age story. Georgia King should just be deemed the queen of boarding school films because if you look at her resume, she has done so many. I don't really think she did much in her role nor did I find much effort was needed to play the character. Amy Ferguson did an OK job as the sexual confused girl. And lastly, Tom Everett Scott also known as "that guy" does not offer anything at all to the film. His character is not only dull and poorly written but probably the least developed out of all the characters.

Bottom Line: "Tanner Hall" felt uninspired, long, boring and most importantly it did nothing to capture the audiences attention. I know I am just one person and it's only my opinion but being a film lover I have to say I seen better and by better I mean a lot better. I usually enjoy coming of age films and can name several good ones including "Thirteen," "Lost & Delirious," and "Emperor's Club" just to name a few. This genre especially ones that focus on boarding schools are not normally the subject to much appeal, not even in the independent film world. I hate to say it but there really isn't anything that made this film even remotely memorable. I do however feel both Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana Von Furstenberg are very passionate people and I really wish them much success in the future. I hope "Tanner Hall" is just the speed bump in their careers because it's just a coming of age snooze fest from start to finish.

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "Tanner Hall" is a 3 out of 10.

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