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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 »
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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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Good movie, just don't expect "Amadeus" for chrissake See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunt coordinator
Travis Merindino .... stunts
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
Lesley Wise .... production executive
 
Thanks
Adams Coles .... thanks
Christopher Craven .... special thanks (as Christopher J. Craven)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual material, violence, language and some drug use.
Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
Shiloh Fernandez turned down the role of Enzo. Xavier Samuel was later cast.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Enzo:In order to create, you have to embrace darkness.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Look In Your EyeSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good movie, just don't expect "Amadeus" for chrissake, 4 June 2014
Author: rooprect from New York City

After reading some of these reviews I started thinking a better use of my time would be to hunt down all copies of "Plush" and destroy them to make the world a better place. So glad I didn't.

While this movie certainly won't solve world hunger and seal the ozone layer, it did provide some interesting thoughts to ponder, and of course the story, though yes cliché at times (what rock n roll movie isn't??), it had enough suspense and twists to keep me riveted.

I won't say much about the plot because almost anything is a spoiler. I'll just say that it's a story of a somewhat naïve young singer falling prey to the darker elements of the music business. But what makes it compelling is the subtle theme that these "darker elements" (pain, cruelty and other vices) are what make a successful artist. More about that later...

I think some people came away with negative opinions because none of the characters are perfect, and you may find yourself hating them for stupid things they do. The main character "Hayley" (Emily Browning) is not a strong individual; she's no badass like Joan Jett or Siouxie or Amy Winehouse. No, Hayley is deliberately portrayed as a sort of fragile leaf in the wind who is easily coerced into doing unwise things. The story begins by implying that the death of her brother leaves her adrift, insecure and vulnerable. I think Emily Browning did a great job of playing such a character, foolish yet intelligent, and despite her questionable choices, we can still associate with her as someone who is trying to find her footing in life.

Oh but don't expect the ABC afterschool special because "Plush" isn't afraid to get down & dirty. While there's not a lot of blood, gore & nudity shown on screen, violence and sexual situations are clearly implied. Not a good date movie, since most of the "intimate" scenes border on rape. But, going back to what I said earlier, these "darker elements" are central to the theme of the artist's passion.

My only real gripe with the movie was that they didn't explore that more for us. I suppose the film plants the idea and we are supposed to ponder it ourselves. But still, I would've loved to see some powerful, chilling monologues (like in "Amadeus" where Salieri declares war on god for not giving him enough talent). But I suppose dramatic monologues like that would've sacrificed the plot's momentum. And the plot is clearly designed to be a roller-coaster from the very opening scene to the very last.

That very same breakneck pace might be what turns some people off, thinking it's too unrealistic. But hey folks, this is rock n roll. Anything goes.

I thought the soundtrack was nicely done. I didn't recognize any bands on the list, but the overall vibe was something like the dark 90s bands Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence & Tool. With just a splash of Hilary Duff. I think I read that Emily Browning actually sang vocals. If so she did a fine job. One thing to note is how the music gets more & more messed up as the film spirals down. The last song, "Half of Me (Enzo remix)" is so positively screwed up that it's almost a joke, but that's the point.

If you like this movie I highly recommend other films that delve into the theme of depraved artists and what fuels them: "Art School Confidential", the Aussie rock n roll comedy "Garage Days", and sure why not... Oliver Stone's "The Doors".

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