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  (in credits order)

Julianne Moore ... Linda Sinclair

Michael Angarano ... Jason Sherwood

Greg Kinnear ... Dr. Tom Sherwood

Lily Collins ... Halle Anderson

Fiona Shaw ... Narrator

Norbert Leo Butz ... Vice Principal Phil Pelaski

Jessica Hecht ... Principal Trudie Slocum

Charlie Saxton ... Will

Nathan Lane ... Carl Kapinas

Nikki Blonsky ... Sheila Nussbaum

Sophie Curtis ... Fallon Hughes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Aisenberg ... Benjamin Meyer
Sasha Almedia-Beers ... Waitress

Remy Auberjonois ... Beefy Businessman

Poonam Basu ... Kirthi

Jim Breuer ... Narcissist Man
Brynn Casey ... Linda at age 9

Marcia DeBonis ... Nurse Terri

Alexander Flores ... Ed Mckee
Alan Fox ... Quarterback

Scott Friend ... Burnout

Donnetta Lavinia Grays ... Hospital Administrator

John Hodgman ... Unmotivated Man

Kevin Hoffman ... Burnout Boy

Anthony Ippolito ... Blowdried Jock

Peter Y. Kim ... Mike the Orderly

Katie Meinholt ... Young Linda Sinclair
Frankie Moschetto ... Jealous Nerd

Marlee Roberts ... Cheerleader Girlfriend
Olivia Salerno ... Parking Lot Kid #1
Oscar Salerno ... Parking Lot Kid #2
Gerritt Vandermeer ... Handsome Man

Erin Wilhelmi ... Joni Gerber

Nicole Wilson ... New Wife
Colin Holmes ... High School Student (uncredited)
Kenneth Kopolovicz ... Parent (uncredited)

Alex Montaldo ... High School Drama Student (uncredited)
Georgy Timofeev ... Jorge (uncredited)
Alex Ursino ... High School Drama Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig Zisk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Chariton  written by
Stacy Chariton  written by

Produced by
Arnaud Achour .... production executive
Michael Bederman .... executive producer
Matthew E. Chausse .... producer
Philippe Chausse .... executive producer
Ron Curtis .... executive producer
Naomi Despres .... producer
Adi Ezroni .... executive producer
Ivan J. Fonseca .... associate producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... executive producer (as Aaron Gilbert)
Margot Hand .... co-executive producer
Ben LeClair .... producer
Ishay Mor .... production executive
Patrick Murray .... co-executive producer (as Patrick Murphy)
Robert Salerno .... producer
John Santilli .... executive producer
Mandy Tagger .... executive producer
Original Music by
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul 
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein 
Casting by
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Set Decoration by
Sarah E. McMillan 
Costume Design by
Emma Potter 
Makeup Department
Annemarie Bradley .... hair stylist: Julianne Moore
Christopher Milone .... co-makeup department head
Lair Paulsen .... key hair stylist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: Julianne Moore
Emily Ansel .... additional makeup (uncredited)
Aaron Mark Kinchen .... additional hairstylist (uncredited)
Liliana Meyrick .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael Bederman .... unit production manager
Angela Quiles .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan J. Fonseca .... first assistant director
Casey Madigan .... second second assistant director
Adam T. Weisinger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adrien Blanc .... assistant property master
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Sean Doyle .... set dresser
Gina Herold .... art department coordinator
Michael B. Lewis .... set dresser
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer: motion graphics
Anna Myers .... illustrations
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Jeremy Rosenstein .... assistant art director
Carl Sacco Jr. .... leadman
Brandon Tonner-Connolly .... property master
Graham Wichman .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Dominic Boucher .... adr recording engineer
Marco Dary .... sound supervisor: Italy
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... production sound mixer
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Tony Martinez .... dialogue editor
Aaron Morgan .... adr mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Brian Reed .... adr recordist
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chad Herrada .... visual effects artist
Shaina Holmes .... vfx supervising producer
Marco Iozzi .... visual effects designer
Christian Madera .... visual effects editor (as Christian Madera)
Yfat Neev .... visual effects: executive producer
Vico Sharabani .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Burik .... stunt rigger
Christopher Place .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Place .... stunts
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator
Trampas Thompson .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... dolly grip
Oliver Cary .... a camera operator
Carl Casano .... electrician
Chris Cochran .... grip
Ron Egozi .... camera operator
Sean Feehan .... electrician
Afton Grant .... steadicam operator
Martin Jaksa .... grip
Christopher D. Jones .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Philip Kathrens .... electrician
Chris Limniatis .... camera pa
Erinne Lukaniec .... grip
Andrew Lupo .... grip
John Nasta .... dolly grip
Matt Naughton .... best boy: rigging
Ian O'Neill .... grip
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Mary Wuliger .... camera intern
Julien Zeitouni .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Erin Darke .... casting associate
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Regina Amato .... costume assistant
Virginia Cook .... wardrobe supervisor
Catherine Crabtree .... key costumer
Kim Goings .... wardrobe assistant
Rachael Ohman .... set costumer
Hanna Shea .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Steven Bodner .... digital intermediate colorist
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Kate Hickey .... first assistant editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Josh Perault .... scanning (uncredited)
Music Department
Duncan Blickenstaff .... composer: additional music
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Neal Desby .... music consultant
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Kyle Okaly .... assistant to composer
Edward Trybek .... music consultant
Christopher Westlake .... composer: additional music
Christopher Westlake .... musician: guitar
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Michael Angarano
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Nathan Lane
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Sussan Cordero .... production assistant
Mark Curley .... assistant location manager
Shannon de Zeeuw .... production secretary
Jenna DePaul .... production executive
Erin Feeley .... script supervisor
Benjamin Gamer .... unit p.a.
Rebecca Garland .... production accountant
Damon Michael Gordon .... location scout
Takina Holloman .... production coordinator
Sena Ito .... production assistant
Jay Kidd .... production assistant
Vanessa King .... assistant to ms. moore
Steven Lafferty .... key set production assistant
Alexis Lancer .... assistant to director
Adam Levy .... lead medic
Gilana Lobel .... assistant production coordinator
Phil LoGrippo .... payroll accountant
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Liz Magee .... set production assistant
Michael Matlak .... location assistant
Meg Montagnino-Jarrett .... produced in association with: Hole In1 Production, LLC
Brian C. Morgan .... production assistant intern
Shavit Rein .... location production assistant
Michele Robertson .... unit publicist
Buck P.B.D. Rodgers .... production assistant
Christine Rudakewycz .... tutor: children
Adam Scheiner .... production assistant
Joe Sevey .... location manager
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... executive assistant to executive producer
Connie Watkins .... stand-in: Julianne Moore
Leah Winkler .... assistant to producers
Avery Bederman .... special thanks
Rian Johnson .... special thanks
Meg Montagnino-Jarrett .... special thanks
Richard Sheehan .... thanks
Peter Sobiloff .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:R
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Julianne Moore is the English teacher, 2 October 2013
Author: KineticSeoul from United States

Yeah, it needed a bit more in order for this movie to stand out. From this direction and style of story. But I enjoy movies like this, which deals with psychological areas of the protagonist. With the struggles and philosophical ideas of the protagonist and his/her emotions. But this one just didn't seem to have a sense of direction and kind of amateurish in some ways. It just didn't seem to know which direction to go and thus just mashed a bunch of things together. Yeah, it fits in the end, but it just didn't seem coherent as a whole. Michael Angarano is in this reprising his role as another annoying character. But the main stand out part about this movie is Julianne Moore. Who plays this English teacher that is driven by fantasies in life through books that she reads and kind of transcends into real life. And she just makes her character really believable. Maybe it's because I have met similar English teachers as portrayed in this this movie. This is charming at some points, but nothing really to make it one of the standouts when it comes to these types and styles of movies. It's not a bad watch, but just wasn't satisfied when it was over. And felt there could have been more in some areas. It's however a subtle plot with a plausible story.


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