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Plush -- Despite being married, a young musician becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.


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Writers (WGA):
Catherine Hardwicke (written by) &
Arty Nelson (written by)
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Release Date:
17 October 2013 (Singapore) See more »
A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Emily Browning ... Hayley

Xavier Samuel ... Enzo

Cam Gigandet ... Carter

Dawn Olivieri ... Annie

Thomas Dekker ... Jack

Frances Fisher ... Camila (as Francis Fisher)

Elizabeth Peña ... Dr. Lopez

Brandon Jay McLaren ... Butch Hopkins / Writer

Marlene Forte ... Dr. Ortiz
Bradley James Metcalf ... The Twins (as Bradley Metcalf)
Jack Patrick Metcalf ... The Twins (as Jack Metcalf)
Travis Scott Metcalf ... The Twins (as Travis Metcalf)

Kennedy Waite ... Lila
Steven Asbury ... Donnie / Drummer (as Steve Asbury)

James Kyson ... Coat & Tie Fan

Indira G. Wilson ... Limo Driver

Casey LaBow ... Evie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caitlin Bray ... Enzo's Sister (uncredited)

Christopher Craven ... Young Enzo (uncredited)

Kimiko Gelman ... Patagonia Wife (uncredited)
Mark Jaxin ... McDuff Sanders (uncredited)
Jesse Lewis IV ... Sexy Guitar Guy (uncredited)

Shaya McCord ... Young Hayley (uncredited)

Justin Sandler ... Druggie Band Friend (uncredited)

Kaitlin Thomas ... Zandra (uncredited)

Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke 
Writing credits
Catherine Hardwicke (written by) &
Arty Nelson (written by)

Produced by
Charles M. Barsamian .... associate producer
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... co-producer
Sherryl Clark .... producer
Gerard DiNardi .... line producer
Stuart Ford .... producer
James Gibb .... associate producer
Jessica L. Hall .... co-producer
Catherine Hardwicke .... producer
Ben Rekhi .... associate producer
Michael Roban .... executive producer
Amanda Rohlke .... associate producer
Steven Squillante .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nick Launay 
Ming Vauz 
Cinematography by
Daniel Moder 
Film Editing by
Julia Wong 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Katie Byron 
Art Direction by
Alexi Gomez 
Costume Design by
Olivia Miles 
Makeup Department
Brooke Baron .... key makeup artist
Tyler Ely .... key hair stylist
Voni Hinkle .... hair department head
Plush .... makeup department head
Jeanne Van Phue .... department head makeup
Production Management
Kaylene Carlson .... unit production manager
Phillip Dawe .... post-production executive
David Dresher .... post-production supervisor
Alex Lipschultz .... production supervisor: Austin
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandra Cuerdo .... first assistant director: second unit
Gerard DiNardi .... first assistant director
Heidi Hinzman .... second assistant director
Lauren Hoekstra .... second unit director
Ram Paul Silbey .... second assistant director
Kevin Zelman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Nina Alexander .... property master
Scott Flanigan .... leadman
Melissa Gelmo .... props
Ursula Glaviano .... assistant property master
Erin McKenna .... lead scenic artist
Grant Redwine .... on-set dresser
Sarai Sosa .... on set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Binder .... supervising sound editor
Robert Branam .... sound utility
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Leandro de Loredo .... foley mixer
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Dan Hoal .... adr recordist
Rafael Millán .... additional foley recordist
Doug Mountain .... dialogue editor
James Ridgley .... production sound mix: pick ups
Francisco Rizzi .... foley artist
Nick Shaffer .... sound co-supervisor
Special Effects by
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Joanna 'Joey' Cade .... visual effects executive producer
Richard Kidd .... visual effects supervisor
Wes Meyers .... visual effects supervisor: Element X Creative
Kelsey Randle .... digital compositor
Ryan P. Self .... visual effects coordinator
Dereck Sonnenburg .... visual effects producer
Roger Young Jr. .... visual effects artist
Mark Kubr .... stunt coordinator
Travis Merendino .... stunts (as Travis Merindino)
Nicole Randall .... stunt double: Frances Fisher
Camera and Electrical Department
Yvonne Chu .... first assistant camera
Tracy Estes .... gaffer: additional unit
Jeff Feller .... additional camera operator
Tyler Golden .... photographer: opening titles
Josh Hackney .... rigging electrician
Robert Hauer .... b camera operator
Julie Hotz .... digital loader
Daniel C. McFadden .... still photographer
Mariscela Beatriz Mendez .... electrician
Joseph Segura .... "b" camera first assistant (as Joe Segura)
Jay Sheveck .... remote head technician
Dan Urbain .... second assistant camera
Zoe Van Brunt .... second assistant camera
Chloe Weaver .... "a" camera first assistant
Animation Department
Joanna 'Joey' Cade .... producer: title sequence
Wes Meyers .... creative director: title sequence
Roger Young Jr. .... art director; title sequence
Casting Department
Bryn Everett .... casting associate
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Leah Woodworth .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annalisa Adams .... costumer
Rebecca Guzzi .... costume intern
Breanne Hardwick .... wardrobe production assistant
Brigitta Romanov .... assistant costume designer
Alana Stone .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Tony Dustin .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Josh Fleury .... post-production assistant
Julian McDougald .... digital intermediate producer
Carmen Morrow .... associate editor
Asa Fox .... additional colorist (uncredited)
Niccole Osborn .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Anomie Belle .... composer: additional music
Kate Crash .... musician
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Nick Launay .... musical director
Michael Maio .... assistant composer
Chris Piccaro .... music clearance and licensing
Andy Ross .... music supervisor
Ming Vauz .... musical director
Transportation Department
John Yarbrough .... transportation captain
Other crew
Libby Anderson .... production coordinator
Kyle Behling .... production assistant
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Kandice Billingsley .... location manager
Caleb Brewster .... production secretary
Adams Coles .... production assistant
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Bailey Conway .... associate producer
Ravi Fisher .... production intern
Eric B. Fleischman .... assistant to ms. hall
Jessica L. Hall .... co producer
Lyal Holmberg .... location manager
Katrina Kirby .... first assistant accountant
Hakan Kousetta .... legal Services to IM Global
Eric Ladd .... end credits
Kyle Leatherberry .... photo double
Jackie Jean Lynch .... assistant to Ms. Browning
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor
Yonas Michael .... production assistant
Sam Patton .... production assistant
Matthew Prescott .... intern
Jeff Ravitz .... theatrical lighting design
Ben Rekhi .... production executive
Amy Smolev .... production accountant
Devix Szell .... technical advisor
Lesley Wise .... production executive
Adams Coles .... thanks
Christopher Craven .... special thanks (as Christopher J. Craven)

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Rated R for sexual material, violence, language and some drug use.
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Shiloh Fernandez turned down the role of Enzo. Xavier Samuel was later cast.See more »
Continuity: After Carter meets Lila and they are ready to go on the ridge his backpack is on his back. In the next shot the backpack disappears.See more »
Enzo:First time is always free.See more »
Boys n MakeupSee more »


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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Obsession, 25 October 2013
Author: Rodrigo Amaro ( from São Paulo, Brazil

Catherine Hardwicke's latest venture echoes back from a not so distant memory, the mega-hit "Twilight". Not just because of the casting two of its memorable villains - Cam Gigandet and Xavier Samuel, the latter one wasn't directed by her in the third film - but because it deals with a female divided between two men. On a "real" level this time without vampires and wolves this is also a story about obsession confused with love, adoration confused care. "Plush" carelessly enters into the world of Pop/Rock stars where sometimes average bands like the one presented in the movie can make it big in business by composing mediocre songs. And it's in that world that everything takes place: life changes to lead singer Hayley (Emily Browning) when she decides to keep moving with her band with a new guitarist, Enzo (Samuel) after the former member and her brother (Thomas Dekker) die of an overdose, creating a huge block on her since they were great together as a band.

It turns out that the new member proves to be a good thing at first. Slightly resembling the deceased brother (in my view, the movie keeps hitting a possible incestuous relationship between bro and sis, left in the air), Enzo is another source of good inspiration for the girl who gets the band back on the run, finally releasing new material. But they're involvement it's much more than just sharing the stage and the microphone, they have an affair. If only one of the involved could keep it lightly...Hayley happens to be married with another man (Gigandet), a good guy who takes care of the kids while she's on tour having great experiences with this mysterious man. But just like many of her fans, Enzo reveals to be a bit obsessed with Hayley and already makes plans to live with her and get rid off everyone against his plans.

Don't get me wrong but what I've seen some traits of "Fatal Attraction" but slightly reversed, expanded to cause damage to another characters outside the trio and more daring in some aspects. It goes wrong with the clichés involving rock stars, fame, sex, drugs and rock n'roll with no brains, dark secrets, those are sickening to endure; then it jumps scenes that would be beneficial to the story/plot line awfully rushed and leaves unanswered questions (which might be answered in the tie-in novel, released a few months before the film).

Why I liked "Plush"? First of all, I want to be a contrarian since most of the opinions trashing the film are missing everything. Missing the point, missing the fun, overlooking the negative stuff as if qualities weren't existing. OK, in terms of suspense is quite lifeless and overdone but gotta admit there's something in it that compels you to watch it. And if it's not the 'what comes next' kind of effect, slightly predictable in almost every movie out there, at least it's because of one character and his twists. The majority of characters here (Hayley included) are really disposable, or lacking in something to make us care but the transition between guitarists and their persona (at first similar, then reversely changed) is what makes this going. Too bad the only good guy in the movie, Thomas Dekker, didn't have an appropriate timing in the movie but his replacement works nicely. Xavier Samuel is the man and Enzo is definitely the reason why this movie is something else more than just a gathering of clichés. He's not much of a blessing, just helpful when in need of a whether a musician/composer to help with her songs or a sexual partner but definitely a curse in disguise just waiting the perfect moment to shatter her settled family life. He's magnetic and knows how to seduce; but it was a bit odd to see his terrifying side. One more positive point: finally Cam is not playing a villain, was about time. It's a personal matter of his in choosing dark roles but I guess he trusted the director enough to accept the family man role. Simple, quite weakened but different.

"Plush" shouldn't aboard too many topics at the same picture cause in the end it hurt the intention of knowing what's more important: the marriage going downhill, the new relationship that could never exist or the forgotten issues with the band. The final image (a hateful one I must say) pounders that the thriller must prevail. Very enjoyable and undeserving of the bad-mouthing is getting. Guys simply didn't like this concept. 8/10

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