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Hateship Loveship (2013)

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A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.



(screenplay) (as Mark Jude Poirier), (short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage")





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Swinney ...
Mrs. Willets
Oxygen Delivery Man
Stevie (as Joel Berger)
Don Brady ...
Man on Computer
Michelle's Clerk (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Shipping Clerk


Johanna Parry, a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment. Written by Hateship Productions

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Dare to care.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,015 (USA) (11 April 2014)


$50,573 (USA) (16 May 2014)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the 2001 short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro. See more »


When Johanna sees the old furniture for the first time, it was shown to be covered in dust but it was clearly freshly spread sand. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs. Willets: Johanna?
Johanna Parry: I'm here.
Mrs. Willets: Yes.
[Johanna sniffs the bed and see's that Mrs. Willets needs a change]
Mrs. Willets: I'd like to wear my blue dress.
Johanna Parry: Yes, Ma'am
[Johanna returns to find Mrs. Willets not alive, Johanna then irons and helps Mrs. Willets body into the blue dress]
Johanna Parry: [Johanna then phones the police] Hi. Yes. I'd like to report a death. Yes, Ma'am. No, Um - I don't know. She's very old. I take care of her. No, I work here. Yes, Ma'am.
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Tell Me, (Confess)
Written by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Bill Ruha
Performed by Carla Helmbrecht with The Joel Evans Quartet (uncredited)
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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A Gem, somewhat hidden, at first...
11 August 2015 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This too, for me, was initially so dreadful (and I thought... potentially depressing) a story (initially) that I stopped watching it after about 20 minutes...

BUT!!! A couple months later, I watched Kristen Wigg in "Bridesmaids" (a second time, this time to observe Ms. Wigg)... and realized (in addition to her talents shown in "Welcome to Me") that Kristen was actually a POWERFUL actress, with a BROAD range of talent and acting ability...

SO... I gave it another chance, last night, realizing that this NON-major NON-Hollywood production was a personal acting choice for Kristen, for the real CHALLENGE it presented...!!! and I'm SO very glad I did.

I started over, watching it from the beginning, with a new understanding of the role.

Her line "I have what I want." was such a moving moment (and resonated as a point of strength and stability that I happen to really need (a nightmare boss) to realize in MY life) that it became something of a mantra, to put my mind to rest, last night.

Now, having watched Kristen Wigg perform in "Girl Most Likely" and "The Skeleton Twins", I'm simply filled with admiration for what I consider her phenomenal talent, as a versatile actress.

I want to add that I thought Guy Pierce was FLAWLESS, and (little downer here) Nick Nolte's facial features... were (how to put this...) disturbing and distracting.

Otherwise... a TERRIFIC Film!!!

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