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The Greatest (2009)

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A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

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Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out she's pregnant, she winds up at the Brewer's door. She needs their help, and although they can't quite admit it, they each need her so they can begin to heal. Written by napierslogs

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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5 November 2009 (Israel)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,616 (USA) (2 April 2010)

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$115,862 (USA) (23 April 2010)
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Writer-director Shana Feste wrote the script over three months while working as a nanny in Southern California. See more »

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In the scene where Allen is in hospital on the day of his release, the white sheet on the bed slips down and then is magically back up again. This happens several times. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Do you have any party tricks?
Allen Brewer: Oof. I don't know if it counts, but I never forget people's numbers. Um... I tend to memorize numbers.
Rose: What are my numbers?
Allen Brewer: Well... you have 18 years. 216 months. 864 weeks. 5,920 days. 311,040 hours. You came to our doorstep on 8-14-2008 at 4:30 pm. Your due date is 2-12-2009. Which leaves 119 more days. 2,136 hours. 128,160 minutes. And you have two heartbeats.
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Filled with depression and grief, "The Greatest" is still good
8 August 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Greatest" appears to have a dichotomy between its title and subject matter. You may expect a love story or a happy exploration of self and family, but it is a drama, in the saddest sense of the word.

It is a depressing tale of loss when a young man dies, his family and pregnant girlfriend grieve. Each character grieves in their own way, often with brusque and coarse actions resulting in many feelings of solitary - for both them and the audience. It is a slow and sorrowful film to watch; however, if you can get past all the depression and despondency, "The Greatest" does eventually live up to its title and delivers on its promises of being uplifting with life-affirmations of love and family.

All the actors really are phenomenal including Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan and a new young actor I will be watching for, Johnny Simmons. For fans of loss and grieving films, "The Greatest" is good, but the great moments take a long time to form.


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