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The Quiet (2005)

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

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Dot
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Brian
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Fiona
Mj Vandivier ...
Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
Jo Baker ...
Myrna
Steve Uzzell ...
Mr. Piln
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Officer Jim
Rudy Costa ...
Police Officer
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Diane Quest ...
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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-mute. 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 »


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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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dot  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,546, 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$381,186, 17 September 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

What the Peeper Saw (1972) and American Beauty (1999) are considered to be major influences behind the film. See more »

Goofs

When Dot and Nina arrive at the dance and Nina leaves to smoke you can see the backpack on Dot's back. When Conner comes up to Dot to talk to her the back pack is gone. In the next shot, it is back. See more »

Quotes

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

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984) See more »

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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 See 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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