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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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Jamie Babbit
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Cast

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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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 »

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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$381,186, 17 September 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

5 years after the film's release, another dark film entitled Black Swan (2010) was released which Natalie Portman character in that film happens to be called Nina. In the film, Nina (Portman) is sexually abused by Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) and there was an online theory about the movie that Nina may had been sexually abused by her mother (Barbara Hershey). Unlike this film, which did not get any Oscar nominations, the film won Natalie Portman an Oscar for her brilliant performance in the movie. 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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Features Pasión de Gavilanes (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #26 Opus 81a, 'Les adieux', Adagio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Camilla Belle
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Mr. Black's Grade: B.
5 October 2005 | by dvdguy2005See all my reviews

The Quiet (Toronto Film Festival Cut) Mr. Black's Grade: B Starring Edie Falco, Elisha Cuthbert, and Shawn Ashmore.

Directed by Jamie Babbit, who is apparently known for lighter TV fare. She has thrown that out the window with The Quiet. Dot (Camilla Belle), a deaf orphan girl, is sent to live with a wholesome foster family, but soon realizes all is not cop-acetic.

Something about this film really hit me. It is a very dark and adult tale set in any town USA. You would find me to be a quiet guy generally, and I like to listen to folks have to say. When you pay attention, people will tell you the most amazing things. 'Dot' certainly goes through that in this film. This is a story about teenagers, and it is appealing that they act that way, saying stupid things and not being 'wise' beyond their years.

The film captured High School for me to a tee, and featured nice pacing and a better than expected performance from the ever-so-lovely Elisha Cuthbert. Some folks may get completely turned off by the subject material, since this is very dark, depressing and very adult material. But for some reason the 'Dot' character really got me...


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