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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Armbruster (written by) &
Shawn Ku (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everything seemed perfect. Everything would change. See more »
Plot:
A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Strong performances in film about grief See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Shawn Ku 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Armbruster (written by) &
Shawn Ku (written by)

Produced by
Lee Clay .... producer
Richard Gabai .... executive producer
Eric Gozlan .... producer
Connie Iott .... associate producer
Richard Iott .... executive producer
Mark Moran .... executive producer
Trey Morgan .... associate producer
Martin Scharf .... associate producer
Todd Williams .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Morris 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Fimognari (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chad Galster 
 
Casting by
Ania Kamieniecki-O'Hare 
Tannis Vallely 
 
Production Design by
Gabor Norman 
 
Art Direction by
Abigail Potter 
 
Set Decoration by
Gladys Rodriguez 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Ann Summers  (as Cynthia Summers)
 
Makeup Department
Brian Steven Banks .... key hair stylist
Felicia Leatherwood .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Paulson .... key makeup artist
Rebecca Wachtel .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mark Moran .... unit production manager
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production: Anchor Bay
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Miller Ehrlich .... second second assistant director (as Karen Miller)
Timothy Grant Engle .... second assistant director (as Tim Eagle)
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Quinten A. Avila .... sketch artist
Anthony Cafaro .... leadman
Angela Carroll .... set dressing assistant (as Angela Carroll)
Michelle Daniels .... set dressing assistant
Ellen Dorros .... set dressing assistant
Joseph East .... property assistant
Rachel Howard .... set dressing assistant
Naoko Inada .... on-set dresser
Jeffrey Lombardi .... property master (as Jeffrey Givens)
Shawna Stone .... art department intern
Joann Gross .... painter (uncredited)
Doc McFadzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Doc McFadzen .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joe Dzuban .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Justin Dzuban .... dialogue editor
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Amy Reynolds .... sound effects editor
Tania Rudecino .... foley artist
David Stark .... boom operator
David Waelder .... production sound mixer
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
 
Visual Effects by
Matt Stone .... motion graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Brecht Jr. .... additional electrician (as Larry Brecht)
Yvonne Chu .... first assistant camera
Marc Cohen .... company grip
Alissa Davis .... camera intern
Chris Ferguson .... additional electrician
Mike Foodman .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jordan Garretson .... chief lighting technician
Sean Griffith .... additional grip (as R. Sean Griffith)
Rick Griggs .... best boy grip
Thad Hall .... additional electrician (as Thaddeus Hall)
Tim Herman .... additional grip
Joshua Lee Huber .... additional electrician (as Joshua Huber)
Joel Jaspan .... additional grip
Paul Lambiase .... additional grip
Craig Lerner .... additional grip
Timothy McCrary .... additional electrician
Justina Mintz .... still photographer
Kevin Mucha .... additional electrician
Chris Nabers .... company electrician
Tony Oberstar .... camera intern
Michael Silva .... additional electrician
Jim Stirtiz .... key grip
Deron Tse .... additional grip
Zoe Van Brunt .... second assistant camera
John Van Valkenburgh .... additional electrician
Neil Chartier .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Roberts .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
David Bokser .... animator: clip
 
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting: Sande Alessi Casting
Liz Ludwitzke .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel Flores .... set costumer
Jennifer Head .... additional set costumer
Billy Ray McKenna .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assistant
Lou Cafini .... negative inspector: Telecine Pacific
Christine Carr .... digital intermediate producer
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
Gregg Garvin .... digital intermediate colorist
Vahe Giragol .... iq assistant
Gregg Lang .... telecine operator: Laser Pacific
Thomas N. Martin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steven Davis .... technical score producer
T.J. Lindgren .... music producer
Trevor Morris .... music producer
T.J. Lindgren .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Nathaniel Smith .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Burnette)
Kip Fazzone .... driver
Lee Jennings .... driver
Freddie Sanchez .... transportation captain (as Fred Sanchez)
 
Other crew
Gregory Alpert .... location manager
Andrew Ansnick .... set production assistant
Maxine Arbarbara .... studio teacher (as Maxine Abarbara)
Laura Bagano .... craft service
Rob Baldwin .... assistant location manager
Claire Benoit .... legal counsel: Services Juridiques
Luis Bonachea .... set production assistant
Charmaine Boos .... studio teacher
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Josh Burstein .... production intern
Rory Dauson .... assistant location scout
Nate Earley .... set production assistant
Ron Feddor .... stand-in: Michael Sheen
Greg Y. Gomez .... security guard
Sheryl Goodhead .... sales: Laser Pacific
Chad Gunderson .... account manager: Laser Pacific
Kent Hamilton .... production insurance: Truman Van Dytke Company
Carla Legaria .... catering helper
Carlos Legaria .... chef
Timothy Martin .... additional production assistant (as Tim Martin)
Andrew Miller .... assistant location manager
Kari Montgomery .... script supervisor
Molly Moran .... production coordinator
Stuart Neumann .... co-location manager
Kris Olson .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Rae .... stand-in: Maria Bello
David Royal .... chef
Paula Schoen .... medical exams (as Dr. Paula Schoen)
Den Serras .... title designer
Megan Shaffer .... production intern
Chandler Shepherd .... craft service
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... account manager: Laser Pacific (as Anna DiNuovo)
Allison Sylvia .... production intern
Eli Van Noppen .... production intern
Sasha Feiler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Jackson Murphy .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tim Albrecht .... in loving memory of
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... very special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
100 min
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Certification:
Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #46652)

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Strong performances in film about grief, 23 June 2013
Author: OJT from Norway

This is a film about the parents of a teenager being responsible for a school massacre. It's not about the violence, but about the nightmare it is to be the parents of what has been a nice boy, doing atrocities.

This film is about coping, about dealing with something that can't be undone, about getting through, about reconciliation, about trying to move on. and it succeeds well. but don't expect this to be a drama filled with excitement. this is made give bot expressions and hope. It's a love story, and an unusual one, about surviving the impossible.

Maria Bello and Michael Sheen does another great acting job here. I'm not too fond of the clipping technique or the camera movements here. But it doesn't ruin the storytelling. when the film takes an unexpected turn, it adds to the reality of it. It's not easy what they are going through. We follow the reactions, the realization and the up-waking from the sorrow.

Very realistically told I guess in every aspect, and interesting as it's just seen from the parent's point of view. That is both interesting and important, as this is rarely a view of such a case which we rarely think about and experience. In a way this film both gives us the feeling, and an impression of there still being hope even after an unspeakable tragedy like this.

Meat Loaf is turning up in a y role as a motel clerk.

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