The Greatest (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 November 2009 (Israel)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bennett Brewer (as Aaron Johnson)
Kevin Hagan ...
Miles Robbins ...
Dr. Shamban
Maryann Urbano ...


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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Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

5 November 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Prueba de amor  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$115,862 (USA) (23 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Although Johnny Simmons is 4 years older than his co-star Aaron Johnson, he plays his younger brother. See more »


In the scene where Allen is looking for Rose, he stops his vehicle and hops out while the windshield wipers are still going and shuts the vehicle off with the wipers in the 'up' position. In the next shot, the wipers are down. See more »


[first lines]
Bennett Brewer: All right, I have a secret to tell you.
Rose: You're in the middle of the road.
Bennett Brewer: I know. Do you wanna hear it?
Rose: Do you want to move your car first?
Bennett Brewer: No, not really. I just wanna tell you one more thing.
Rose: All right.
[takes a Polaroid picture of him]
Bennett Brewer: What? That's not gonna be good.
Rose: [laughing] Okay, tell me.
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Best of Sundance!
30 January 2009 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

I saw over 20 films at Sundance this year and The Greatest was by far my favorite. The performances were truly special - I suspect (as a lot of people do) Carey Mulligan and Jhonny Simmons will become big stars because of this movie. Pierce was quite good as well - he shows a side we've never seen before and I applaud him for that. I've never been a big Bond fan but now I am a Pierce fan for sure. There is an excellent soundtrack to the movie - a lot of great bands - some that I actually wrote down and plan to check out. It was a lot more polished than anything I had seen in Sundance - it looked and felt like a real movie. The woman next to me went thru a box of tissues - it's pretty emotional but I left the theater feeling hopeful as opposed to sad. If it comes out in theaters I think it will do really well.

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