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The Quiet (2005)

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Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behaviour of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.

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Jamie Babbit
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Nina Deer
Camilla Belle ... Dot
Edie Falco ... Olivia Deer
Martin Donovan ... Paul Deer
Shawn Ashmore ... Connor
Katy Mixon ... Michelle Fell
David Gallagher ... Brian
Shannon Woodward ... Fiona
Mj Vandivier Mj Vandivier ... Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
Jo Baker Jo Baker ... Myrna
Steve Uzzell Steve Uzzell ... Mr. Piln
Ken Thomas ... Officer Jim
Rudy Costa Rudy Costa ... Police Officer
Myrna Cabello ... Waitress
Diane Quest Diane Quest ... Newscaster #1
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Storyline

Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Her family betrayed her trust. Now she's breaking her silence. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the film, Nina watches porn. A nod to Elisha Cuthbert's previous movie The Girl Next Door (2004) which she played a porn star. See more »

Goofs

In Nina's bedroom, the picture on the wall of her and Michelle is straight, then crooked, then straight again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

References E! True Hollywood Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Not
Written and Performed by Cat Power
Taken from the album You Are Free
Courtesy of Matador Records, LLC
© Matador Records 2002
Published by Doorman Music/Dreading Futures (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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Unexpected
2 September 2006 | by frankfrankfourSee all my reviews

I walked into this movie thinking it would suck based on reviews. I was surprised that it actually was interesting and provocative. I think some people might have trouble handling the subject matter and the fact that it's treated with equal parts seriousness and humor. But uncomfortable laughter to me is the sign of a movie that actually pushes some of our buttons and that's a good thing. The cast here is wonderful, in particular Elisha Cuthbert, who proves she can act and Katy Mixon, who nails the bitchy teen banter that can be so typical in other movies. The direction is heavy handed at times but the humor does a good job of undercutting the heavy atmopshere. The ending does have some problems which I won't post here since I don't want to give anything away, but overall I think any movie that manages to be this disturbing is worth a look. I suspect this film will be re-evaluated when its time has come.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,546, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$381,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$381,420
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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