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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

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An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages.

Director:

John Curran

Writers:

Andre Dubus (short stories "We Don't Live Here Anymore" and "Adultery"), Larry Gross (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Ruffalo ... Jack Linden
Laura Dern ... Terry Linden
Peter Krause ... Hank Evans
Naomi Watts ... Edith Evans
Sam Charles Sam Charles ... Sean Linden
Ginger Broatch Ginger Broatch ... Natasha Linden (as Haili Page)
Jennifer Bishop Jennifer Bishop ... Sharon Evans
Jennifer Mawhinney Jennifer Mawhinney ... Audrey
Amber Rothwell Amber Rothwell ... Lauren
Meg Roe Meg Roe ... Lollipop Girl
Jim Francis ... Joe Ritchie
Marc Baur Marc Baur ... Plumber
Patrick Earley Patrick Earley ... Jim
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Storyline

The movie is set in the Pacific Northwest; specifically, Washington state. We know this from a glimpse of a license plate, the craftsman architecture of the two houses, and the mature, rich landscapes in between. The setting, like the scrutiny of the four main character's lives, is defined by the narrowness of the camera's field-of view. The one commercial street in town is only seen in the reflection of a store window, a shot of a non-descript auto-yard, or the tunnel of a tree-lined suburban sidewalk. The lush, wooded landscape is understood as an immediate presence in the domestic and professional lives of the characters; a steep hill, railroad tracks, a rushing stream, and a path over an old steel bridge are revisited again and again by the characters in their capacities as lovers, parents and friends. Written by Chester Weir

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Why do we want what we can't have? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adultery See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,295, 15 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,037,545, 24 October 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Irish step dance scene starts with a cutaway where the center dancer is actually a male dancer. See more »

Quotes

Jack Linden: Men have left their wives for other women and been happy.
Hank Evans: Until they start cheating on their new wife.
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Special Thanks To Christine & Ben Christine, Terry & Kelly Kris & Fisher See more »


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Beethoven's 1st Symphony
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra
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A Thought-Provoking Film Experience!
21 July 2005 | by lavatchSee all my reviews

There was a Bergmanesque quality to "We Don't Live Here Any More," recalling the passionate stories and deep psychological insights into characters in the films of the Swedish auteur filmmaker. Like Bergman, director John Curran offered a sensitive touch to the film's deliberate style of pacing and the still moments where the characters seemed lost in thought.

The story of "We Don't Live Here Any More" focuses on two married couples in adulterous relationships. The physical environments helped to convey the essence of how mismatched the individual characters were in their marriages. The characters of Jack (Mark Ruffalo) and Edith (Naomi Watts) would have seemed much more at home in the cheerful and immaculate house. By contrast, Hank (Peter Krause) and Terry (Laura Dern) would have found a better fit in the cluttered, bohemian-style home. All four performances were moving and believable. From the film's opening scene, it was easy to see how the characters were propelled to one another.

This was not a perfect film. It would have been more true to life to focus on the emotional layers of characterization instead of the sex. For the most part, the four characters seemed like good parents, and it was difficult to imagine where they would find the time to set up their trysts and be away from home for protracted periods. The genius of Bergman was to tap into those deep layers of emotional pain, which seemed remarkably absent in this film. Instead of heading out into the forest or into the car, it would have been revealing to learn more about the characters' feelings in their own homes and in their own words.

Still, after viewing "We Don't Live Here Anymore," I found myself reflecting on the characters and the relationships many days later. And that is a sign of a good film!


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