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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jack Linden
... Terry Linden
... Hank Evans
... Edith Evans
Sam Charles ... Sean Linden
Ginger Broatch ... Natasha Linden (as Haili Page)
Jennifer Bishop ... Sharon Evans
Jennifer Mawhinney ... Audrey
... Lauren
Meg Roe ... Lollipop Girl
... Joe Ritchie
Marc Baur ... Plumber
Patrick Earley ... Jim
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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 »

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Drama | Romance

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

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adultery  »

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

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Jack Linden: He tried to defend all of those things to himself and suddenly felt the weakness of what he was defending - there was nothing to defend.
Unknown student: Bo-ring.
Jack Linden: Jim?
Joe Ritchie: So, everything in his life turns out to be false?
Female student: He sure doesn't do much about it.
Jack Linden: Doesn't do much? He finds God.
Female student: That tiny bit at the end? About seeing a light and there being no more pain, is that it?
Jack Linden: Heh. Well, the guy does do one major thing...
Unknown student: What's that?
Jack Linden: He dies. Or maybe Tolstoy didn't have it in his head to write some big uplifting ...
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Special Thanks To Christine & Ben Christine, Terry & Kelly Kris & Fisher See more »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) 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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Real people, real emotions
28 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

"We Don't Love Here Anymore," based on two short stories by Andre Dubus, is a pared-down, very effective view of marriage and infidelity. If you are looking for an "entertaining" film, then go elsewhere. Dubus, author of the short story that the film "In the Bedroom" was based, is not out to entertain. He is into dealing with real people in situations that are catastrophic to one's life. John Curran, the director, peels away at the emotions of these 4 characters who share loveless relationships with their respective mates, with the exception of one of them. There is no flash, no melodrama, and no special effects (thank God). It is also beautifully filmed in the Vancouver, B.C. area, and the acting is top notch, especially the performance of Laura Dern. It's like watching an episode of Thirtysomething without all the smaltz and cutesiness. Highly recommended!!


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