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Answers to Nothing -- Starring Dane Cook, ANSWERS TO NOTHING tells the interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing against the backdrop of a missing girl case.
Answers to Nothing -- Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
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Directed by
Matthew Leutwyler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ric Barbera  additional dialogue by
Matthew Leutwyler  story
Matthew Leutwyler  written by
Gillian Vigman  written by

Produced by
Matthew Leutwyler .... executive producer
Amanda Marshall .... producer
Jacob Mosler .... line producer
Dean Mozian .... producer assistant
Sim Sarna .... producer
Chip Touhey .... associate producer
Gillian Vigman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Craig Richey 
Cinematography by
David Robert Jones 
Film Editing by
Matthew Leutwyler 
Casting by
Dan Shaner 
Michael Testa 
Production Design by
Joe Lemmon 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lemmon 
Costume Design by
Keri Smith 
Makeup Department
Donna J. Anderson .... assistant hair stylist
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist
Jillian Glass .... assistant hair stylist
Jason Hamer .... special effects makeup artist
Voni Hinkle .... hair department head
Amy Lederman .... key makeup artist
Christien Tinsley .... special effects makeup artist (as Christian Tinsley)
Yolanda Rochelle Uribe .... assistant makeup artist
Terrie Velazquez Owen .... key hair stylist: second unit (as Terrie Velasquez Owen)
Lynda Kyle Walker .... assistant hair stylist (as Lynda Walker)
Production Management
Jacob Mosler .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Avery .... first assistant director: second unit
Mark Avery .... second assistant director
Stuart B. Hagen .... additional second assistant director
Stuart B. Hagen .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael Musteric .... second second assistant director (as Mike Musteric)
Chip Touhey .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paula Allen .... set dresser
Alberto Bianchini .... on-set dresser
Alberto Bianchini .... swing: second unit
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
John Calderon .... leadman
Dave Cohen .... construction coordinator
Derek Dean .... swing
Jesse Jones .... prop maker
Patrick Rourk .... assistant property master
Victor Siegel .... art swing
Laura Stachle .... swing
Launa Staehle .... set dresser
Nic Weethee .... swing (as Nic Weephee)
Kelvin West .... swing
Mark Achilles White .... property master: second unit (as Mark White)
Mark Achilles White .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ian Boyd .... foley artist
Giovanni De Paolis .... assistant sound editor (as Giovanni Depaolis)
Kenneth Francis .... foley mixer
Justin Gay .... boom operator
Jeremy Grody .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Jolly .... dialogue editor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Joe McGill .... sound utility (as Joe L. McGill Jr)
Michael Perricone .... ADR mixer
Eugene E. Thompson .... sound mixer
Mandell Winter .... sound effects designer
Special Effects by
Torrence Hall .... armourer
Joe Heffernan .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jason Gallaty .... digital cinematographer
Jason Gallaty .... visual effects artist
Josh Grier .... visual effects producer
Mike Grier .... digital cinematographer
Mike Grier .... digital effects day player
Mike Grier .... visual effects supervisor
Kent May .... digital effects day player
Andrew Thompson .... digital cinematographer
Andrew Thompson .... visual effects artist
Arthur Thompson .... digital effects day player
Ryan Winters .... digital effects day player
Alex Chansky .... stunts
Kevin Derr .... stunt double
Deena Grassia .... stunt double (as Dina Grassia)
Adam Hart .... stunt double
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
Philip J Silvera .... stunt double: Erik Palladino
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Avignone .... steadicam operator (as Jacob Avignone)
James Barker .... best boy electrician
Paul Berry .... company electrician
Bob Bradshaw .... company grip
Chris Cunningham .... steadicam operator
Melinda Dahl .... photography: Drew's
Bryan Fletchall .... hothead operator (as Brian Fletchall)
Luis Flores Jr. .... digital imaging technician (as Luis Flores)
Lewis Fowler .... b camera first assistant
Scott Garrison .... a camera second assistant
Emily Goodwin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jeremy Hamm .... company grip
Brent Hansen .... company electrician
Kevin Hites .... company grip
Harry Hope .... best boy grip
Josh Hubert .... company electrician
Jesse Jaraczewski .... gaffer
Donald Jones .... company grip
Imre Juhasz .... b camera operator
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... key grip: second unit (as Jeff Kincheloe)
Jean-Baptiste LeConte .... electrician
Abby Linne .... camera operator
John Loveall .... key grip
Jason Matt .... best boy grip
Shaun Mayor .... a camera second assistant
Ethan McDonald .... a camera first assistant
Ryne Niner .... digital imaging technician: pickup unit
Markos Perez .... grip
Joel Perkins .... intern
Tim Phelp .... gaffer: second unit
Joseph Ruiz .... a dolly grip (as Joe Ruiz)
Brian Taylor .... electrician
Alpheus Underhill .... company grip
Michael Ursetta .... best boy electrician
Mitchell Ursetta .... company electrician (as Mitch Ursetta)
Louis Velandia .... genny operator: and driver
Kenneth Wales .... company electrician
Marc Wiercioch .... b camera first assistant
Casting Department
Devin Lyne Brown .... casting associate (as Devin Lynne Brown)
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Adams .... additional costumer
Nick Mano .... costume supervisor: second unit
Michelle Sandvig .... costume supervisor
Tara Shackleford .... set costumer
Lauren Silvestri .... costume assistant
Tera Struck .... set costumer
Caroline Zacher .... set costumer
Editorial Department
J. Cody Baker .... digital colorist assistant (as James Cody Baker)
Mike Chiado .... imaging technician
Laura Creecy .... first assistant editor
Laura Creecy .... on-line editor
David A. Davidson .... titles
John Dietrick .... first assistant editor
Luis Flores Jr. .... colorist: dailies
Liza Kerlin .... digital intermediate producer
Dean Mozian .... post-production assistant
Shane Reed .... digital film colorist
Paul Sage .... digital colorist assistant
Paul Sage .... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer: Co3
Music Department
Michael Becker .... music editor
Michael Becker .... music supervisor
Evan Richey .... music recording engineer
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jaime Chapparo .... driver
David Christenson .... driver
Christian Dequeiroz .... transportation co-captain (as Christian DeQueiroz)
Marcos DeQueiroz .... picture car coordinator
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver: honeywagon (as Wayne Flowers)
Julio Gallardo .... driver
Alyssa Guzman .... driver
Eli Lozano .... driver
Sandra Ninham .... transportation coordinator
Federico Salas .... driver (as Frederico Salas)
Richard Santoro .... driver
Stanley Simon .... driver
Jose Tafoya .... driver
Lazaro Zamora .... driver
Other crew
Paula Allen .... intern
James Barr .... intern
Rebekah Barr .... intern
Alfonso Barrientos .... chef
William Batsel .... key set production assistant
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Greg Bernstein .... production and legal affairs
Trent Broin .... location consultant
Alex Bruehl .... intern
Gregory Cebulski .... set production assistant (as Greg Cebulski)
Jan Citron .... studio teacher
Gina Crane .... product placement coordinator
Adam Cucurull .... set production assistant
Andy Curtin .... production assistant
Jeremy Davis .... set medic
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Phil Eisenhower .... studio teacher
Kris English .... craft service
Laura Esquibel .... intern
Alex Farrington .... set medic
Meghan C. Fraser .... animal trainer
Damiano Fusca .... set production assistant (as Damiano Iusca)
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager
Michelle Garris .... set production assistant
J.J. Gerber .... production assistant
Arif Gheewala .... intern
Carrie Goggans .... set production assistant
Shannon Graham .... office production assistant
Russell Gremillot .... location manager
Christina Havholm .... production assistant
Meredith Hume .... set production assistant
Peter Kelley .... acting coach: Dane Cook
Russ Klein .... key production assistant: reshoots
Erin Kolpek .... production assistant
Kristofer Kolpek .... set production assistant
Meti Kusari .... craft service
David Lassiter .... intern
Brad Leaf .... stand-in
Mike Lebovich .... office production assistant
Maria Lee .... adr actor
Erin K. Martell .... gaming consultant (as Erin Martel)
Kayla McGee .... production assistant
Joel Perkins .... production assistant
James Perry .... assistant location manager
Robert Pfeffer .... production executive
Adam Phelps .... intern
Michyl-Shannon Quilty .... production coordinator
William Quintero .... second assistant: chef
Jennifer Rios .... animal trainer
Virginia Saenz McCarthy .... script supervisor (as Virginia McCarthy)
Jorge Santos .... first assistant: chef
Lauren Silvestri .... production assistant
Danielle Snowdon .... script supervisor: second unit (as Danielle Snowden)
Lindsay Stephen .... production assistant
Jennifer Stoefen .... assistant coordinator
Dennis Sugasawaru .... first assistant accountant
Sarah Taylor .... animal trainer
Paolo Trulin .... intern
Rochelle Uribe .... intern
Christen Vergados .... director assistant
April Wahlin .... stand-in
Katharine Wood .... intern
Shawn Wyatt .... production accountant
Tom Bailey .... special thanks
James Blades .... special thanks
Gabriel Geer .... special thanks
Jason Heyman .... special thanks
Ted Hope .... special thanks
Barry Katz .... special thanks
Maria Lee .... special thanks (as Marie Lee)
Jarret LeMaster .... special thanks
Jack Leutwyler .... special thanks
Jean Leutwyler .... special thanks
Scott M. Lucas .... special thanks
Kerri Ann Luevano .... special thanks
Mackenzie Marsh .... special thanks
Erwann G. Marshall .... special thanks (as Erwann Marshall)
Chris Mills .... special thanks
Josh Murphy .... special thanks
Lana Parrilla .... special thanks
David Quinney .... special thanks
Stephen Van Dorn .... special thanks
Brian Volk-Weiss .... special thanks
Mark Ward .... special thanks
Benjamin Weiss .... special thanks (as Ben Weiss)
Charlotte Reynolds Wright .... special thanks

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language
USA:124 min

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18 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The title says it all!, 4 December 2011
Author: ArtandJoyofMovies from United States

TMG says titles to movies can often be telling. Answers to Nothing? Yeah? Well let me tell you. When I see a film, I want answers to at least one thing—like why I spent my time and money suffering through it. If you are too happy for the holidays and just feel good about life in general, then go see this film. It will turn you around quick. If I want to be this depressed, I can take a handful of Valium and watch reruns of Nancy Pelosi speeches.

Why so many movie producers and screen writers are just dying to load us all up with piles of depression, cynicism and angst is beyond me. It is the same affliction that hits many country western singers. If you are among the three, whacked out northern Vermonters who were inspired by Melancholia, by all means, take your friends at the Jack Kevorkian Society to see this film.

For starters, there is no plot or storyline. You simply have a depressed guy named Ryan (Cook) in a loathsome affair trying to gather sperm for his wife Kate (Mitchell) to have a baby and deal with her own, tragic inadequacies. All around him are vignettes of people with atrocious insecurities, hangups and severe mental illness. Worse, you later learn Ryan is a mental health therapist treating one of them. You pretty much have a pyromaniac tending the fire department here. The most pointed line of the film is Ryan's estranged Dad advising him "In human relations, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths." I think he was quoting the Bible according to Tammy Faye & Jim Baker.

There was some hope because their is one subplot of a guy who kidnapped a young girl and an interesting twist that resolves that situation. There is one funny scene of Allegra (not allergy medicine, thought this young black gal is sort of allergic to everyone for awhile) doing an obsessive-compulsive thing trying to sugar her ice tea through a straw. But that is about it. There is a guy pretending to be a cop woven in here, but it makes no sense.

At the end, nothing is resolved and nothing is really answered. The writers should have stayed with the kidnapped little girl theme more. It had some promise. Nothing else did. I bet you anything a lot of mentally unstable people and a few manic, tree huggers around Boulder, Colorado or tripping down State Street in Madison, Wisconsin will proclaim this to be a great and inspirational film. Hence, my analysis will be proved correct.

The trailer says this film is about "choices that define us." Indeed. One might be choose to see a better film this holiday season.

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