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Finding Joy -- A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.


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A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Josh Cooke ... Kyle

Liane Balaban ... Joy

Barry Bostwick ... Alan

Lainie Kazan ... Gloria

Tyler Bunch ... Marshall

Kiki Harris ... Patsy
Arielle Hoffman ... Mel
Andrew Satee ... Doctor Khan
Marge Hartnett ... Old Woman

Juliana Harkavy ... Pretty Young Woman
Joan Turner Turetzky ... Doris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dingo ... Caesar the Cat
Marylou Dinicolas ... Kyle's Mother in Photos

Taylor Anthony Miller ... MailBox Store Employee
Milo ... Caesar the Cat
Carmen Lopez ... Alexis (uncredited)

Fredrick Bam Scott ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Damon Sementilli ... Store Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlo De Rosa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shona Tuckman 

Produced by
Richard DiPatri .... producer
Andy Schefter .... co-producer
Andy Schefter .... line producer
Brad Tuckman .... executive producer
Shona Tuckman .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Cardoni 
Cinematography by
Pietro Zuercher 
Film Editing by
Ben Rojas 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Tom Criswell 
Costume Design by
Nicole Tafur 
Makeup Department
Danielle Dalrymple .... swing makeup
Mariela Fernandez .... assistant hair stylist
Rory Lee .... key makeup artist
Precious McIntosh .... key hair stylist
Precious Totanes McIntosh .... assistant makeup artist
Precious Totanes McIntosh .... key hair stylist
Alexis Renny .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Douglas Bruce .... production supervisor
Ben Rojas .... post-production supervisor
Larry Zience .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erica P. Ignacio-Beck .... first assistant director (as Erica Beck)
Jennifer Williamson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michael Biggart .... assistant property master
Aja Cooper .... leadman
Gabriela Soto .... set dresser
Brady Stallings .... property master
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... re-recording mixer
Marshall Garlington .... re-recording mixer
Shane Hayes .... adr recordist
Paul Longstaffe .... dialogue editor
Michael Pisano .... boom operator
Ray Rifice .... sound mixer
Ceri Thomas .... mix technician
Visual Effects by
Kelly Sandefur .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Cameron Boisseau .... key grip
Keith 'Zoot' Byrne .... gaffer
Stephen Ciffone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David A. Cook .... gaffer
Mik Cribben .... camera operator
Michael Culiner .... electrician
Denis Dufresne .... grip
Alex Escarpenter .... second assistant camera
Courtney Goodwin .... dit red camera
Patrick Lahaie .... best boy grip
Pat Lehair .... grip
Carlos Ramirez .... best boy electric
Pierre Remy .... electrician
Devin Renny .... electrician
Fabricio Sacknies .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Kim Altman .... casting assistant
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Erin Fragetta .... casting assistant
Ellen Jacoby .... extras casting
Susan E. Ryan .... casting associate (as Susan Chaddock)
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lillian Banderas .... costume assistant
Stefanie Del Papa .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Richard Garibaldi .... final colorist
Chris Hamilton .... assistant editor
Tobias Rogers .... assistant editor
Tashi Trieu .... on-line editor
Location Management
Amy Colonna-Robinson .... location manager
Dan Gartenlanb .... assistant locations manager
Music Department
Alisha Bauer .... musician: score cello
Jeff Cardoni .... score vocalist
Cassidy Cooper .... score vocalist
Mason Cooper .... music clearance
Mason Cooper .... music editor
Mason Cooper .... music supervisor
Jules Larson .... score vocalist
Kyle Mullarky .... score mixer
Kevin Pugh .... score vocalist
Transportation Department
Ian Bota .... driver
Jose Bota .... transportation co-captain
Maurice Cohen .... driver
Ronald Hunt .... driver
Michael Jakob .... driver
Robert Murray .... transportation coordinator
Daniel Vargas .... driver
Robert Weir .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Errol Alexander .... production assistant
Jermaine Anglin .... production assistant
Celo Barrabi .... production assistant
Frank Bryson .... key production assistant
Zachary Carlson .... production assistant
Carla Castaneira .... script supervisor
Ricardo Devongoechea .... production assistant
Theresa Frankel .... production coordinator
Jonathan Kaany .... production assistant
Ronald J. Levin .... production counsel
Brora MacFarland .... craft service
Jennifer Orta .... assistant production coordinator
Bob Brian .... special thanks
Melody Djavadi .... special thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Alix Wilton Regan .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
really worth watching, 1 July 2013
Author: oracleau from United Kingdom

A quaint little tale about a writer and a dysfunctional family. I really enjoyed this, it was funny, witty and had a good little message about life hidden between the absurdity of the characters. If you liked 'little miss sunshine' and/or 'meet the fockers' or that sort of movie you would prob enjoy this too.

I was not sure what to expect from this as there was no review written for it yet, nor did I know much about the actors as I do not tend to watch a lot of TV series. Overall, however, I thought it was quite well acted. I noted that most of the directors previous works were all shorts so if this is his first attempt at a full length feature it is very impressive and I am sure we will be seeing more brilliance from him in the future.

The story is well written too and the storyline is clever without trying to be overly clever, nor is the comedy element overly bearing. It is the type of movie that always leaves you wanting a little bit more and hopefully in time perhaps they could build on this little gem. I was a little bit down and bored this evening and this was just what I needed.

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