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Slightly Thicker Than Water (2004)

Growing up in foster homes, siblings Ben and Emily have formed a potent, seemingly indestructible bond. But Emily yearns to have a family of her own, and she falls in love and secretly ... See full summary »

Director:

Kathleen Hale

Writer:

Kathleen Hale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Maloney ... Ben
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale ... Emily
Christopher Rydman Christopher Rydman ... Walter
Celia Anne Browne Celia Anne Browne ... Mary
Cathy Lind Hayes ... Mother
Jayden Lund ... Detective Everson
Sandra Caruso Sandra Caruso ... Nosy Neighbor
Matt O'Hare Matt O'Hare ... Detective Marshall
Suzan Crowley ... Woman in Diner
Taylor Daubens Taylor Daubens ... Half Sister
Erin Sanders ... Little Girl in Diner
Mason Williams Mason Williams ... Diner Extra
Dimitri Craven Dimitri Craven ... Eddy
Christopher Picone ... Prison Inmate
Maria Smith Maria Smith ... Prison Visitor
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Storyline

Growing up in foster homes, siblings Ben and Emily have formed a potent, seemingly indestructible bond. But Emily yearns to have a family of her own, and she falls in love and secretly marries her boss, Walter. When Emily refuses Ben's pleas to end the relationship, his volatile behavior worsens. And when he discovers that Emily is trying to reconnect with their mother, who abandoned them years earlier, fatal consequences are set in motion. Written by Kathleen Hale

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Some bonds are meant to be broken...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Curly Top Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Great Storyline, Great Acting
20 March 2008 | by beate_johanssonSee all my reviews

First of all I loved the way this movie was shot (I later learned that it's called Film Noir). The gritty style of the film intensified the feeling of despair, hardship and uncertainties taking place in the film. The flashbacks are more than suitable; they are esthetically intriguing and the bright flashbacks are also used very appropriately as a tool for shedding light on the horrific and gruesome past the characters in the film has to face. The acting is pitch perfect; it is down to earth and subtle, and at the same time innocent and fresh. I especially enjoyed watching Ben and Emily's characters, their complex and disturbing relationship as siblings and their quest to find and establish a connection with their mother who left them as young children. Even though this is a short film, I felt like the story and the characters are well developed and very believable. In the 27 minute long film I caught myself being pulled in to the storyline more than once.


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