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Liberal Arts -- When thirty-something Jesse returns home for his father's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with the powerful attraction that springs up between them.

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Director:
Writers:
Harold Manning (french adaptation)
Josh Radnor (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sometimes students make the best teachers.
Plot:
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly great... See more (83 total) »

Cast

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Josh Radnor ... Jesse Fisher

Elizabeth Olsen ... Zibby

Richard Jenkins ... Professor Peter Hoberg

Allison Janney ... Professor Judith Fairfield

Elizabeth Reaser ... Ana

John Magaro ... Dean

Kate Burton ... Susan

Robert Desiderio ... David

Zac Efron ... Nat

Kristen Bush ... Leslie

Ali Ahn ... Vanessa
Ned Daunis ... Eric

Gregg Edelman ... Robert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chelsea Chrostowski ... Smiling Woman (uncredited)
Ned Daunis ... Art Department (uncredited)
Richard Doone ... Man in Bookstore Line (uncredited)

Caroline Lindy ... Hostess (uncredited)

Travis Alan McAfee ... Laundromat Thief (uncredited)
Andrea R. Perry ... Background College Student (uncredited)
Benjamin Viccellio ... Christian (uncredited)

Michael Weston ... Miles (uncredited)

Angelic Zambrana ... Tina (uncredited)

Directed by
Josh Radnor 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Manning  french adaptation
Josh Radnor  written by

Produced by
Brice Dal Farra .... producer
Claude Dal Farra .... producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer
Jesse Hara .... producer
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Lauren Munsch .... producer
Paul Prokop .... executive producer
Josh Radnor .... producer
Bryan Thomas .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ben Toth 
 
Cinematography by
Seamus Tierney (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
 
Casting by
Deborah Maxwell Dion 
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith  (as Suzanne Smith Crowley)
 
Production Design by
Jade Healy 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Kuzio 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Newhall 
 
Makeup Department
Jessica Kelleher .... key makeup artist: New York City
Amanda Korfine .... key hair stylist: New York City
Chansopheak Tong .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Wendy Cox .... executive in charge of production
Kellie Morrison .... unit production manager
Jeremy Newmark .... post production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Botkin .... second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Travis Alan McAfee .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ned Daunis .... art department production assistant
Leyna Haller .... on-set dresser
Tim Linden .... property master
Jon Marco .... graphic designer
Daniel Mcdonnell .... leadman (as Daniel McDonnell)
Thomas Reynolds .... property master: New York City (as Tom Reynolds)
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound mixer: New York City (as Antonio Arroyo)
Henry Auerbach .... supervising sound editor
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Wade Barnett .... foley editor
Junior Cyrus Baron .... boom operator: New York City (as Junior Baron)
Ethan Beigel .... adr editor
Ryan Collins .... sound effects editor
Chris Foster .... foley mixer (as Christ Foster)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Sang Jun Kim .... dialogue editor (as Sang Kim)
Tim Limer .... mix recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Jim Morgan .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Leslie Shatz .... re-recording mixer (as Leslie Schatz)
David 'Lion' Thompson .... boom operator (as David Thompson)
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Amanda Ayres .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Susan Chrysler .... video assistant
Dylan Coates .... generator operator
Cameron Dingwall .... first assistant camera: New York City
Chris Frumkes .... best boy electric: New York City
Michael Fuchs .... steadicam operator: New York City
Todd Giresi .... key grip: New York City
Tarik Hameedi .... camera operator: New York City
Tarik Hameedi .... steadicam operator
Matt Hayes .... electrician
Jacob Hutchings .... still photographer: New York City
Chance Madison .... additional grip
Brian McCafferty .... best boy grip: New York City
Kathryn Moss .... first assistant camera (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Kevin Moss .... still photographer
Patrick Neri .... digital utility: New York City
Carolyn Pender .... second assistant camera
Carolyn Pender .... second assistant camera: New York City
Felipe Solares .... company electric
Joseph Thompson .... company grip
Ryan Thompson .... best boy grip
Marty Ulbrich .... best boy electric
Jeff Villars .... key grip
Matt Zschoche .... gaffer (as Matthew Zschoche)
Wendell Adkins .... aerial photography (uncredited)
Justin Dickson .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Will Arbery .... extras casting
Amy Hutchings .... extras casting: New York City
Erin Darke .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa J. Colón .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rosa Colón)
Rosa J. Colón .... wardrobe supervisor: New York City (as Rosa Colón)
Caroline Lindy .... costume production assistant
Caroline Lindy .... costume production assistant: New York City
 
Editorial Department
Lauren Berke .... post production intern
Becca Berry .... assistant editor (as Rebecca Berry)
Nick Loud .... dailies production assistant
Gareth Molan .... trailer editor
Jeremy Newmark .... colorist
Jeremy Newmark .... digital imaging supervisor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lee Davidson .... location assistant: New York City
Lee Davidson .... location intern
Quincy Gow .... location assistant: New York City
Harry Hanson .... location intern
Justin Rosini .... location manager
Justin Rosini .... location manager: New York City
Conor Tazewell .... location intern
Samantha Turner .... assistant location manager
Samantha Turner .... assistant location manager: New York City
 
Music Department
Jonathan Bartz .... additional orchestrator
Michael Brake .... music editor
Vincent Cirilli .... additional music engineering
Andrew Gowan .... music supervisor
Gabriel Kahane .... composer: additional music
Michael Kramer .... additional arrangements
Ben Toth .... orchestrator
Jonathan Scott Miller .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Diamond .... transportation captain: New York City
Jude Donnelly .... driver: New York City
Michael Giunta .... driver: New York City
Carl Hettling .... driver: New York City
 
Other crew
Sam Barickman .... intern
Carolyn Campbell .... stand-in
Michael Corbett .... stand-in
John 'JR' Craigmile .... controller: BCDF
Parry Creedon .... production coordinator
Sisi Cronin .... publicist: uk
Matthew Crowley .... office production assistant (as Matt Crowley)
Olenka Denysenko .... script supervisor
Olenka Denysenko .... script supervisor: New York City
Liz Doernhoefer .... stand-in
Nicole Evranian .... production assistant: New York City
Robert Fine .... intern
Shelley Fort .... intern
Grace Gardner .... accounting production assistant
Genevieve Gouaux .... executive assistant
Raymond Gross .... legal services: 120db Film Finance, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Colette Hallinan .... post-production accountant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance research: IndieClear
Madeline Jobrack .... intern
Sarah Johnsrude .... intern
Jake Kaufman .... location intern (as Jacob Kaufman)
Candee Kramer .... intern
Aaron Lynn .... intern
Jason Newmark .... title designer
Brianna Parry .... office production assistant
J.D. Ramage .... production assistant
Lydia Rhoads .... intern
Wilson Rivas .... craft service: New York City
Kaye Scholer .... legal services
Dana Schwartz .... assistant: Josh Radnor
Justin Shipley .... assistant: Josh Radnor
Nicki Slack .... production assistant: New York City
Jason Stant .... production accountant
Zachary Zaremba .... craft service
Brendan Zoltowski .... intern
Brendan Zoltowski .... production assistant: New York City
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Jonathan Burkhart .... production consultant (uncredited)
Tana David .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jackie Berkowitz .... the producers wish to thank
Victoria Bousis .... special thanks
Carrie Byalick .... the producers wish to thank
Philander Chase .... the producers wish to thank
Jen Dana .... the producers wish to thank
Christo Dimassis .... special thanks
Melissa Fox .... the producers wish to thank (as Melissa Manfro)
Fillip Hord .... the producers wish to thank
Andrew Hurwitz .... the producers wish to thank
Jeremy Kaufman .... special thanks
Brian Keady .... special thanks
Ashley M. Kent .... the producers wish to thank (as Ashley Kent)
Elana Krausz .... special thanks
Judith Light .... the producers wish to thank
Fred Linger .... the producers wish to thank
Warner Loughlin .... special thanks
Georgia Nugent .... the producers wish to thank
Benjamin Viccellio .... special thanks (as Ben Viccellio)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, mature thematic material, and some teen drinking
Runtime:
97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although not mentioned by name, the "vampire book" that sparks an argument between the two main characters is based on "Twilight". Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Ana in this film, also plays Esme Cullen in the "Twilight" movies. In the film, the book's title is "Lunar Moon". Its cover is similar to that of "Twilight".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dean calls Jesse he identifies himself as the person who reads "Franzen", referring to the book he is always carrying, an author that both he and Jesse enjoy. But, in the hospital scene, the author of the same book is clearly Foster Wallace, that is not mentioned except to say that he killed himself. Franzen is alive and well.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jesse Fisher:You know, high school to college, it can be a big transition, especially if you're not from the city, so - so we try yo help out with that transition, in a number of ways.
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Soundtrack:
In the MoonlightSee more »

FAQ

What is the book Dean is always reading (and Jesse's favourite too)?
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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly great..., 25 June 2013
Author: meinefacebookspamadresse from Netherlands

I am not the type of guy who would watch this movie. In fact, I don't even really know why I did. It was just a tough day and I didn't want to watch a movie that was in the triple digit minutes, so I went with this one. Usually I watch action movies, or political dramas. I don't like to read books or romantic movies, even less I like Arts, hence there is nothing that would make me appreciate it, I thought. But I was wrong. This movie is surprisingly great. I caught myself laughing and thinking about life. It was just a beautiful piece of art. A piece of art even I appreciate. On top I never write reviews, but this was just extraordinary.

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