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The Supermarket (2009)

| Comedy, Drama | 2009 (USA)
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To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships... See full summary »

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Matt Jenkins ...
Bob Ondek ...
Bob
Pat Tanner ...
Pat
Brian Madore ...
Madore / Angry Meat Worker
Carolyne Burgess ...
Ed Reed ...
Timmy (as Ed Reed IV)
Joe Zethner ...
Randy Paradis ...
Bill - Grocery Manager
Monica Banta ...
Monica - Meat Manager
Pdoug Nadeau ...
Newman - Grocery
Mike Norman ...
Mike - Grocery
Matt Duckett ...
Duckett - Bakery
Chris Nash ...
Kilroy - Produce
Kristen Savage ...
Kristen - Cashier
Erika Keith ...
Erika - Cashier
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To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships and have as much fun as possible without getting caught. The heart of their town, a farming community with more cows than people and the last outpost for Rockwell's America. But this summer Ellington, the Supermarket, and the young people who cared for it the most will grow up. A modern day Capraesque tale about growing into adulthood in small town USA, 'The Supermarket' is a story of laughter, love, old rivalries, coming home for the summer, barely functional cars, small triumphs and tragic loss, late-night lawbreaking, fearing the future, food fights, standing together, and finding your place in the world. Written by Anonymous

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This summer watch small town America grow up

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Comedy | Drama

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The script was written in the summer of 2005, and the filmmakers intended to shoot the exterior scenes during August and early September. Timothy Norman would then return to Emerson College in Boston to complete shooting Beantown (2007), and Ellington Supermarket interior scenes were to be shot during Christmas break. As Norman learned that Carolyne Burgess had already left for her freshman year at NYU, Nicki LaPorte was cast as Deirdre, and Dave Therrien would play the part that Bob Ondek later filled as the fourth friend. Unfortunately the first attempt at shooting exteriors that August and September ended in disaster and all the footage was scrapped. The filmmakers resolved to start from scratch on June 1st, 2006, and spent the time in between completing Beantown (2007) and working on preproduction for The Supermarket. See more »

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Jenkins: [voiceover] To say that death hits hard in a small town is an understatement. The entire population goes into a sort of depressive state, and it feels as though life grinds to a near-halt. It was like Ellington itself, the very land, went into mourning, with a blanket of mist, like a natural veil that couldn't be lifted. It didn't seem fair, and maybe that was what hit me the most. How unfair it all was. For Joe, for Ellington, for the Supermarket, for all the people who worked there. But it ...
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Every supporting character's name is followed by a parenthetical note of their department within the Supermarket. Following Tom Schall's credit as "Hobo" is the department tag of "(United Bums Local 501)." See more »

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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Bella
Written and Performed by Patrick Gorman
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A very excellent movie
18 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I live in Ellington, and have seen The Supermarket many times. For a low-budget film, it is surprisingly well done. It is a very funny movie as well. Tim Norman knows how to make a comedy-drama film, and I only hope he can make more.

Ellington Supermarket was a part of my life. My parents shopped there, it was where we would go every Friday to buy our groceries. When it closed, it was like it created a little hole in my heart that remained unoccupied until this film came along to preserve its memory. Ellington Supermarket will never truly be gone, as long as this film is around to memorialize it.


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