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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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Both of the then young actresses, Chloe Ferguson and Phoebe Ferguson, later also both appeared the following year in director Rolf de Heer's 'Epsilon' (aka 'Alien Visitor') (1997). See more »

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[first lines]
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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Film for the Thinker
6 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of my favorite films of all time. Because I loved the way the girl talked in her head, she talked more like a grown person, not a 8 year old. Her humor was dry, but funny. And the way she loved her parents, even with their faults was remarkable.

The actress who played the little girl did some of the best acting I have ever seen. She hit my heartstrings. The parents were awesome too, playing out two people on the verge of a divorce. Even the babysitter was good. so all in all the acting was superb.

The director really stood out with this movie, being able to make a hard-to-shoot film look easy. My hat is off to him.

I recommend this film for a 'Thinker' movie buff.


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