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Virginia -- A sleepy boardwalk town's peculiar secrets are threatened when a married Mormon sheriff (Ed Harris), faces being exposed as a fraud by a psychologically disturbed woman (Jennifer Connelly), with whom he has engaged in a two-decade affair
Virginia -- A sheriff's state senate bid is compromised when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decades-long affair.
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The simple life... is rarely simple.
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A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jennifer Connelly ... Virginia

Ed Harris ... Richard Tipton

Carrie Preston ... Betty

Barry Shabaka Henley ... Willie

Harrison Gilbertson ... Emmett
Kevin Patrick Brown ... Jerry
Tom Van Howe ... Sheriff's Patrol Host
Ward Burton ... Ward Burton

Paul Walter Hauser ... Dale

Emma Roberts ... Jessie Tipton

Paul Boocock ... Teacher

Yeardley Smith ... Mrs. Whitaker

Toby Jones ... Max
Michele DeSelms ... Local Newscaster
Dennis Rauss ... Governor

Amy Madigan ... Roseanna Tipton

Alex Frost ... Josh Tipton
Penny Slusher ... Mrs. Tyler

Will Zahrn ... Barry

Meighan Gerachis ... Secretary Dawn

Drew Kuhse ... Pizza Delivery Man

Rocky Rector ... Mailman
Kathy Ruark ... Cashier

Jo Yang ... Shin-Lee
Derek Minter ... Delivery Man
Elic Bramlett ... Bank Manager
Jack Rutledge ... Bank Security Guard
Tristan Peach ... Elder Gelernter

Lucas Grabeel ... Elder Jones
Bradley Matthys ... Justice of the Peace
Audrey Morgan ... Nurse
Dan Krauth ... Field Reporter #1
Linsay Kus ... Field Reporter #2
Joanie Tourison ... Stage Announcer
Dan Waterhouse ... Officer Lee
Dan Schippers ... Mormon Boy #1

Garrett Clayton ... Mormon Boy #2 (as Gary Clayton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Ancrile ... Shop Keeper (uncredited)
James Barry ... Senator Toby (uncredited)
Jay J. Bidwell ... Suspenders Man (uncredited)

Justin Calkins ... Union Worker (uncredited)
P.J. Edwards ... Local (uncredited)
Dennis Favreau ... Deputy (uncredited)

Stephen C. Forsell ... Onlooker-Neighbor (uncredited)
Stephen Fosner ... Neighbor - Onlooker (uncredited)
Ryan Genther ... Mormon Boy (uncredited)
Heather Kanig ... Caterer (uncredited)
Diane M. Leach ... Onlooker-Neighbor (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Police Dispatch Operator (voice) (uncredited)
David Scott Lopez ... Caterer (uncredited)
Juice Lopez ... Union worker (uncredited)
David Roetman ... Officer Bob (uncredited)
Daryl M. Simpson ... Concerned Onlooker (uncredited)

Directed by
Dustin Lance Black 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dustin Lance Black (written by)

Produced by
Scott J. Brooks .... producer
Hopwood DePree .... producer (as Hopwood DePree XIV)
Jay Froberg .... executive producer
Matthew Myers .... co-producer
Yeardley Smith .... executive producer
Greg Suess .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
Gus Van Sant .... executive producer
Ellen S. Wander .... co-producer (as Ellen Wander)
Eric Watson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Urata 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Alan Edwards  (as Eric Edwards)
 
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
Beatrice Sisul 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Dori DePree 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Laura Fox 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Varga 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lukehart 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Melazzo .... makeup department head
Anne Morgan .... hair department head
Suzi Ostos .... key makeup artist
Michele Paris .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tai Burkholder .... production manager: second unit
Dana DePree .... executive in charge of production
Melissa Gelernter .... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Jason Sokoloff .... production supervisor: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Donald Bryant .... second second assistant director (as Michael Bryant)
Hopwood DePree .... second unit director
Payton Dunham .... additional second second assistant director
Payton Dunham .... first assistant director: second unit
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Bogos .... set dresser
Cat Cacciatore .... property master: pre-production
Chris Coulier .... set dresser
Justin Lee Dixon .... art department production assistant
Kelly Farrah .... property master
Kristen Renee Gorlitz .... production assistant (as Kristen Gorlitz)
Kevin Parson .... set dresser
Trevor Post .... art department production assistant
Trevor Post .... assistant set dresser
Justin Rosen .... set dresser
Tyler Q. Rosen .... leadman
Dan Schaefer .... storyboards: TicToc Studios ident
Lucas Smallegan .... art department production assistant
Flynn Thomas Smith .... on-set dresser (as Flynn Smith)
Tim Stephens .... assistant property master: prep
Paula Thompson .... art department coordinator
Michael Tyler .... assistant property master
Monique Venier .... set decoration buyer
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Michael Fowler .... adr recordist
John W. Frost .... sound re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Tom Marks .... supervising sound effects editor
Matt Mulder .... boom operator
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Michael Piotrowski .... sound mixer
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Mandell Winter .... adr editor
Mandell Winter .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
John-Michael Bills .... lead compositor
Ben Blankenship .... visual effects artist
Stephen Bodin .... matte painter
Traci Cook .... matte painter
Dustin Dybevik .... digital compositor
Tarn Fox .... compositing supervisor
Andrew Francis .... digital colorist: Efilm
Brian Kinkley .... compositor
Trevor Lee .... digital artist
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Christopher Myerchin .... digital compositor
Adam C. Sager .... digital compositor
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist
Jay Twenge .... digital compositor
Loren Van Wiel .... digital compositor
Jon Whisman .... digital compositor
Chel White .... visual effects supervisor
Curtis Darwin Zinn .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Potochick .... stunts
Banzai Vitale .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bass .... grip
Jason Buzzalini .... grip
Sung Rae Cho .... first assistant camera: East Coast
Brent Christy .... additional electrician
Lisa Clauson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Shannon DeWolfe .... second assistant camera
Tim Easterday .... additional electrician
David Favenyesi .... additional electrician
Christopher Dare Fisher .... key grip: second unit
Zachary Gannaway .... additional loader
Patrick R. Heffernan .... key grip: Los Angeles
Chris Hudecek .... best boy electric
John Hudecek .... dolly grip
Mark Karavite .... a-camera/steadicam operator
Brandon Kovatch .... additional electrician
Gabriel Lewis .... gaffer: additional photography
Matthew Lowing .... grip
David 'Louie' Lukasik .... electrician
Anthony J. Lullo .... gaffer
Bradley T. Matthys .... key grip
Mark E. Matthys .... best boy grip
Parris Mayhew .... Steadicam operator
Casey McClurken .... electrician
Collin Patrick McMillan .... additional camera operator
David Morenz .... first assistant camera
Peter Morenz .... loader
Brian Posslenzny .... additional electrician
Richard Rutkowski .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Schippers .... camera intern
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lee Spencer .... best boy electric: additional photography
Don Stover .... grip
Erica Thurlow .... additional electrician
Jerry Tran .... electrician
Scott Van Duinen .... camera intern
 
Animation Department
Brian Kinkley .... animator
 
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting assistant
Dori DePree .... casting
Kori Eldean .... casting associate
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Lara LaShell .... casting intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria DeKay .... costume supervisor
Cynthia LaMaide .... dress maker
Anthony Rivera Jr. .... costume intern (as Anthony Rivera)
Michele K. Short .... assistant costume designer
Karla Strum .... set costumer
Sabra Temple .... set costumer
Lorie Young .... set costumer (as Lorie Shew)
 
Editorial Department
Vincent Boileau .... assistant editor
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Pete Conlin .... post production
Andrew Francis .... digital colorist: Efilm
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
David Massachi .... associate editor
Pat Mathews .... senior film colorist
Collin Patrick McMillan .... post-production technical support
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor
Jen Ruvalcaba .... on-line editor
Sam Tirado .... colorist: dailies
Jason Yanuzzi .... colorist
Jonathan der Nederlanden .... post-production office assistant (uncredited)
Joshua David McLerran .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ashley Bunge .... assistant location manager
Joshua Kinne .... location scout
Patrick Muldoon .... location manager
Tony Nawrocki .... location scout
 
Music Department
Clint Bennett .... music editor
Brianne-Adette Bogle .... music coordinator
Al Clay .... music score producer/mixer
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Daniel J. Stimac .... score mixing assistant (as Danny Stimac)
 
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Demond Dickerson .... driver: set decorator
David B. Jackson .... driver
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mary Berry .... assistant production coordinator
Erika Bogner .... production assistant
Lucie Bourgeau .... production coordinator
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager
Sara Braden .... production office intern
Felecia Hatcher Brown .... script supervisor
Mike Caravella .... production assistant: second unit
Eric Carlson .... head chef
Noreen Coyne .... first assistant accountant
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Loni Gass .... assistant to producer's unit
Tyler Glodt .... assistant to executive producer: Jay Froberg
Mitchell Goulet .... production assistant
Suzie Grevers .... payroll accountant
Rebecca Guth .... stand-in: Double
Leigh Ann Haney .... production assistant
Claire Jackson .... production assistant
Mary Jasionowski .... production accountant
John Kangas .... production assistant
Dennis Loring .... payroll consultant
Kathryn Malm .... production assistant
Josh Mankoff .... additional key set production assistant
Paul Meier .... dialect coach
Aaron J. Mracna .... production assistant
Alan Murphy .... second assistant accountant
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
Jacob Parr .... production assistant
Cassondra Paylor .... set production assistant
Patrick Potochick .... armorer
Brendt Rioux .... production assistant
Laura A. Rose .... production assistant
Mike Roycraft .... production assistant
Nathaniel Clair Schram .... assistant to producers
Chad A. Shelton .... set production assistant
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Jeff Solano .... additional key set production assistant
Jessica Staples .... production assistant
Chris Talson .... production assistant: second unit
Edward Verdugo .... assistant to producer: Hopwood DePree
Jeremy Waterbury .... office production assistant
Chel White .... main titles design
John C. Wise .... production assistant
Larry Woodall .... set medic
Sandy Zwier .... assistant: Mr. Harris & Ms. Madigan
Timothy Gates .... production assistant (uncredited)
Francis Smith .... armorer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Susan Johnson .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"What's Wrong with Virginia" - International (English title) (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
111 min | USA:116 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | USA:R (certificate #46188)
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
There's nothing wrong with Virginia, but there might be a mormon boy in her closet!, 17 September 2010
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

I was fortunate enough to attend the world premiere of Dustin Lance Black's highly personal, unique, and heartfelt new film, "What's Wrong With Virginia", in Toronto. The film owns a quirky charm that reminds me of Tony Richardson's "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984, based on John Irving's novel), yet with its own very personal style. Jennifer Connelly, more beautiful than ever at 39, gives her best performance since 2003's "House of Sand and Fog". She plays Virginia Nicholaus, a mentally ill single mom who's had an affair with the local Mormon (and married) Sheriff Dick Tipton (Ed Harris, great as always) for 16 years. Her teenaged son, Emmett (newcomer Harrison Gilbertson, very convincing and simply adorable) is her only real love, and their relationship is the real core of the film (Black has stated the film is loosely based on his relationship with his mom). Things get complicated when Emmett - who may or may not be the Sheriff's son - starts dating Dick's daughter, Jessie Tipton (Emma Roberts), and how that and an unwelcome 'revelation' by Virginia can ruin Dick's political goals and marriage.

Black, who won a much deserved Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Gus Van Sant's "Milk" (and gave a groundbreaking, already classic acceptance speech), is not just a terrific writer, but also a natural actor's director. He extracts great performances from his ensemble, and although this is clearly Connelly's show, other cast members deserve to be mentioned: Amy Madigan, married to Ed Harris in real life and in the film, gives a moving, understated performance that could've easily been overplayed/clichéd; she's one of our most underrated character actresses. Carrie Preston, of "True Blood" fame and the best thing about "Duplicity", plays Virginia's friend Betty with gusto, and Toby Jones ("Infamous") is great in a character that starts out as creepy to later become human and even endearing. Yeardley Smith, mostly known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, also has a small part and is one of the executive producers of the film (Christine Vachon and Gus Van Sant himself, who don't get involved with just any kind of material, are some of the others who helped bring this project to life).

"What's Wrong With Virginia" provides lots of laughs and a considerable emotional punch that almost made me sob by the end. It's humorous and outrageous, tragic yet optimistic; it made me feel a range of emotions that most films out there fall short of. Well done, again, Mr. Black! It's comforting to know real auteurs are still blossoming in the world of cinema.

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