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Flourish (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 14 November 2006 (USA)
A young woman elaborately recounts an evening spent babysitting a 16 year old girl which resulted in the girl's disappearance.

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Kevin Palys

Writer:

Kevin Palys
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Cast overview:
Jennifer Morrison ... Gabrielle Winters
Jesse Spencer ... Eddie Gator
Leighton Meester ... Lucy Covner
Daniel Roebuck ... Charles Covner
Olivia Burnette ... Bridget Burnham
Connie Ray ... Wendy Covner
Victoria Kelleher ... Mary Wilcox
Ian Brennan ... Dr. Carter Kaufman
Aulani Rhea Aulani Rhea ... Medical Resident
Earnest Rhea Earnest Rhea ... FBI Agent
Michael Novick ... Psych Orderly
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From a psychiatric ward, tutor & proofreader Gaby Winters elaborately recounts an evening spent babysitting a 16 year old girl--an evening that results in the girl's disappearance. While Gaby's story is recorded to video, she tells of her urgent attempts to relocate the missing teen before her parents return home. Gaby's search is set to a tapestry of snaking subplots: the unlikely spy hunting down an envelope, the eloping girl he exploits, her doting mother, the military husband, his pious mistress, an abducted woman, and the ailing fiancé wandering around in a karate gi bent on beating a man he mostly-believes is banging his girl. Gaby's story--infused with anarchy--will climax memorably, or so she intends. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dr. Carter Kaufman: So Gabrielle, some people say you're insane.
Gabrielle Winters: I don't agree with people in theory, but yeah I'm insane. That's why I'm here.
Dr. Carter Kaufman: And you're here voluntarily?
Gabrielle Winters: Of course. I had no choice.
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Jennifer Morrison really shows that she is an under-utilized actor.
30 August 2007 | by taylorfedderSee all my reviews

Jennifer Morrison really shows that she is an under-utilized actor. In fact, both Jen and Jesse Spencer are 180-degrees from their inoffensive roles on House, MD. Surrounded by a wonderful ensemble of actors, they create a story that thrives on suspense and humor. A very deliberate, concise work with a steady tone.

The writer/director demonstrates a high degree of authorship. And yet the writing idiosyncrasies are not self-conscious or showy. And the performances only elaborate on what's already there. Jennifer Morrison, in particular, seems self-possessed in the role -- living out and behaving each moment rather than 'acting' it.

Further, this is a movie interested, it seems, in mise-en-scene rather than montage; fully bodied performances, fluid masters, and purposely under-cut. A movie that chooses long-take tableaux -- like an Altman film, or the Dardenne Brothers, or Gus van Sant -- over fragmentation via cutting. Pretty good stuff.


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