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The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1997 (USA)
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Complete credited cast:
Celine O'Leary ... Mother
Paul Blackwell ... Father
Chloe Ferguson ... Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson ... Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham ... Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford ... Workman
... Carpet Cleaner
Peter Green ... Carpet Cleaner
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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What do you do with adults that behave like children ? See more »

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements involving a child affected by domestic discord | See all certifications »
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La habitación silenciosa  »

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Colors are quite important in this movie. The girl feels empty, alone, when she's surrounded and dressed in blue. Whenever people are happy, they're red, e.g. in the end when the girl starts talking, she suddenly wears a very red sweater, in stead of the usual blue clothes See more »

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Girl Age 7: Hey diddle diddle, the cow did a piddle behind the kitchen door. The little dog laughed to see such fun, so the cat did a little bit more.
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Referenced in Christ Kid, You're a Weirdo (2005) See more »

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Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella by Chloe Ferguson with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Phoebe Ferguson with modified lyrics
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Wonderfully done, insightful, and honest view of a child's pain
10 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I wish that I had been able to view this movie before my divorce. Perhaps I would have been better able to understand what my children were going through instead of just the pain of loss, fear, anger, and confusion that they certainly must have felt.

We as adults must learn to understand that our children too have feelings and need to be heard as well as understood when we as adults go about changing their lives without first doing everything to keep our families intact.

This movie through the eyes and voice of a silent child was insightful and and I think that every adult should view it before going about destroying their lives as well as the lives of their children.


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