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Ceremony -- Sam Davis (Angarano) coerces his estranged friend to spend a weekend together in a beachside town, though his true intention is to prevent his crush, Zoe (Thurman), from marrying a famous documentary filmmaker (Pace).
Ceremony -- In this clip from Ceremony, Zoe confronts Sam and asks him exactly what he's doing at her wedding.
Ceremony -- Uma Thurman discusses her career, her favorite roles, and her movie Ceremony.

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Writer (WGA):
Max Winkler (written by)
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Release Date:
16 June 2011 (Thailand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's the love of her life. She just doesn't know it yet.
Plot:
Two friends are off on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is to re-establish their friendship, but Sam has ulterior motives in mind as he crashes the wedding of a woman he still loves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Unimaginiative movie riddled with clichés See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Angarano ... Sam Davis

Uma Thurman ... Zoe

Reece Thompson ... Marshall Schmidt

Lee Pace ... Whit Coutell

Jake Johnson ... Teddy

Brooke Bloom ... Margaret Cornish

Harper Dill ... Carol Archer

Rebecca Mader ... Esme Ball

Nathalie Love ... Blonde Maid

Charlie Moss ... Nico Spicer
Lisby Larson ... Nina Pileggi
Paul Amodeo ... Bruce Singer
Philip Carlson ... Butler
Catherine Russell ... Party Guest #4

Jack Koenig ... Party Guest #5
Jerrin Holt ... African Man
Von Jeff ... Von
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Triebes ... Groomsman #2

David Boston ... Wedding Ceremony Guest (uncredited)

Oscar J. Castillo ... Chef (uncredited)
Joe Dolinsky ... Chef #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Winkler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Max Winkler (written by)

Produced by
Kathryn Dean .... line producer
Emilio Diez Barroso .... producer
Daniel Dubiecki .... executive producer
Alex Garcia .... executive producer
Polly Johnsen .... producer (as Polly Cohen Johnsen)
Darlene Caamano Loquet .... producer
Jason Reitman .... executive producer
Corrie Rothbart .... executive producer
Billy Rovzar .... executive producer
Rudy Scalese .... co-producer
Matt Spicer .... producer
Joshua Zeman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eric D. Johnson 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Landauer 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Inbal Weinberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Hannah Newman 
 
Costume Design by
Heidi Bivens 
 
Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... hair department head
Jason Hayes .... personal hair stylist: Uma Thurman
Michelle Kearns .... makeup department head
Julie Anna Kehoe .... key hair stylist
Sherri Berman Laurence .... makeup artist: Uma Thurman
Amanda Miller .... wigmaker
Christopher Milone .... makeup artist
Cynthia O'Rourke .... makeup artist
Vanessa Heshima Sims .... co-key hairstylist
Joelle Troisi .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Maura Anderson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jolian Blevins .... second assistant director
Daniel Lugo .... second second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Cedric Vara .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... set dresser
Ashley Botkin .... art department intern
Cory Brown .... props
Katie Clinebelle .... on-set dresser
David Gettens .... art production assistant
Johnny Grace .... carpenter
Hannah Grotbo .... art department intern
Rachel Jones .... product placement coordinator
Michael Kall .... key carpenter
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti .... scenic charge
Richard Peete .... property master
Dylan Pettengill .... art production assistant
Kathleen Pullan .... art intern (as Kathleen Pullan Blanco)
Bridget Rafferty .... art department intern
Laurie Sheridan .... scenic artist
Aude Temel .... art department supervisor
John Udell .... leadman
Rob Yapkowitz .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
David Briggs .... dialogue editor
Patrick Cicero .... sound effects editor
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Sam Fishkin .... sound recordist
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Justin Gray .... sound mixer
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
Joe Origlieri .... additional boom
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Tom Ryan .... apprentice sound editor
Eric Walendzinski .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Drypolcher .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Chris Barnes .... marine stunt coordinator
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt double
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Matthew R. Staley .... stunt double: Michael Angarano
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... steadicam operator
Bob Calandro .... grip
Ted Chu .... camera operator: a
Nicole Cosgrove .... assistant camera
James Daly .... camera loader
Gregg de Domenico .... second assistant camera
Jennifer Evans .... dolly grip
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer
Spencer Gillis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ed Koza .... grip
James McMillan .... key grip
Adam Miller .... first assistant camera
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Brett Walters .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting assistant
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Edmonston .... key costumer
Olivia Janczyk .... wardrobe intern
Rachel Keesecker .... wardrobe intern
Kristen Koenig .... wardrobe assistant (as Kristen Konzet)
Stephani Lewis .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Porter .... wardrobe supervisor
Shir Weinberg .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Nick Houy .... first assistant editor
Robert Judge .... assistant di editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Angus Spottiswoode .... assistant editor
Matthew Evan Walsh .... post-production supervisor (as Matthew Walsh)
Randy Yang .... post-production intern
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Carbonara .... music editor
Matt Cartsonis .... music producer
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... composer: additional music
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Micki Stern .... music clearance
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
 
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... legal
Katri Billard .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Sam Boyd .... assistant to Matt Spicer
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Reyn Danesi .... stand in: Reece Thompson
Shannon de Zeeuw .... production secretary
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Brian James Fitzpatrick .... production assistant
Scott Friedman .... production assistant
Conor Griff .... production assistant
Benjamin Hamilton .... stand in: michael angarano
Stephanie Lou Hauge .... office intern
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Tom Maloney .... key p/a
Tom Maloney .... key production assistant
Christopher Menges .... location manager
Jayar Myers .... location scout (as JR Myers)
Vance Owen .... associate producer
Ricardo Palacio .... associate producer
Holly Pilch .... production coordinator
Ezra Pugh .... production assistant
Blair Richman .... assistant to Mr. Winkler
Javier Rojas .... craft service
Steve Shapiro .... production accountant
Melissa Silver .... photo double (uncredited)
Melissa Silver .... stand-in (uncredited)
Claire Skowronek .... production assistant: Ms. Thurman
Erin Sweeney .... assistant location manager
Lyon Taylor .... location scout
Chris Vecchio .... intern production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Vecchio .... office intern
Alexander Warrick .... office intern
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language, sexual references and drug use
Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Germany:12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #46151)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Angarano was originally cast to play as the best friend and Jesse Eisenberg was to play Sam, but Eisenberg dropped out and Angarano was promoted to the lead role.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sam Davis:[reading for children's book] He would not take no for an answer. Our young hero traveled a great many leagues beneath the ocean's surface to find his shackled mermaid. And he had no intention of leaving without her. However, the evil Sea King had other plans. Like a mad man driven by love and revenge, he unsheathed his spear gun and fired!
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Unimaginiative movie riddled with clichés, 24 October 2011
Author: chrisg6 from Canada

I enjoyed the first five minutes of Ceremony, where the main character is reading from his children's book in a library, and the camera slowly pans back to reveal all empty seats, except for one adult, who applauds enthusiastically at the reading's conclusion. It was original and funny, and I thought I was in for a good movie.

I couldn't have been more wrong. The rest of the movie is plagued with one-note characters, (mostly) uninteresting dialogue, and good actor's talents wasted. All of the plot points have been done before, and better (e.g. the lovelorn sap chases down the woman he loves who is slated to marry a jerk). Uma Thurman's fiancé is so blatantly obviously a jerk as to be a caricature (in an unfunny way), and it is unbelievable that an intelligent woman would see enough in this man to marry him.

The class differences at the resort is an old, tired plot device, as was the outdoor scavenger-hunt the host's family traditionally plays, which veered into the ridiculous.

I'll give one example of a poorly thought out scene. Uma Thurman visit's the main character in his guest room to talk, since they were old flames. Up to this point it has been established that the room is very hot and stuffy. Yet she walks into the room carrying a sleeping bag, then crawls into it during their conversation. A moment later in the discussion she says "it's too hot to talk about that issue," all the while buried up to her neck in the sleeping bag under the pretence of keeping herself 'safe' from her former flame (no, there was no sexual tension at all, they were just having an uninteresting discussion about their past relationship). The movie is riddled with head-scratching moments like this, as if the writer was also the proofreader and didn't catch errors in logic (or overdone clichés).

The best friend, who has been used by the main character finally leaves, which is the only believable occurrence in the movie. Then he inexplicably comes back! The only possible explanation for this was his attraction to the female caterer; I was hoping to see some dialogue between them which would have been a welcome distraction from the boring leads but she never speaks! None of the movie's problems are the fault of the actors, I blame the script.

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