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Quiet City (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 March 2007 (USA)
Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.

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Aaron Katz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erin Fisher Erin Fisher ... Jamie
Cris Lankenau ... Charlie
Sarah Hellman Sarah Hellman ... Robin
Joe Swanberg ... Adam
Tucker Stone Tucker Stone ... Kyle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liz Bender Liz Bender ... Liz
Karrie Crouse ... Karrie
Keegan DeWitt ... Keegan
Daryl Nuhn Daryl Nuhn ... Daryl
Michael Tully ... Michael
C. Mason Wells C. Mason Wells ... Chris
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Storyline

Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie tries calling, but Samantha's phone is dead. Jamie meets Charlie when she asks him for directions. Nothing to do and nothing but time leads them to bowls of coleslaw, footraces in the park, art shows, and after parties. Written by Aaron Katz

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Tranquila See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,045, 2 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,425, 30 September 2007
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The word "like" is spoken 310 times in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jamie: Who cuts your hair?
Charlie: Why, is it stupid?
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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End Credits Keyboard Song
Written & Performed by Erin Fisher and Cris Lankenau
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Nice taste of life.
9 February 2008 | by PanterkenSee all my reviews

I must admit I don't know anything about independent films('mumblecore', is it?), but I stumbled onto this one after seeing more commercially successful indie films like Donnie Darko, Memento and Interview. 'Quiet City', a beautiful sounding title I might add, pleasantly surprised me. As another reviewer mentioned, the writers/directors focused on dialog, which is a refreshing experience for this blockbuster frequenter. I've seen some other small films where they take on too heavy subjects like really finding the meaning of life or why we die etc. Which, for me, made those movies come across pretentious because in my humble opinion it's pretty arrogant if you think you have a quick, easy answer for life's most difficult questions. It's not wrong to have a vision of your own but if you're not Stanley Kubrick (see: 2001) you probably shouldn't touch the subject (especially as a young filmmaker). 'Quiet City' did not make this mistake, the dialog seemed realistic and honest and the acting was very natural. No big climaxes or plot twists but a little taste of the good simple life in New York.

Nice, but only for people who like alternative film.


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