6.5/10
1,346
12 user 22 critic

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.

Director:

Aaron Katz
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cold Weather (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A guy who moves back to Portland, Oregon becomes involved in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance.

Director: Aaron Katz
Stars: Cris Lankenau, Raúl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

Director: Aaron Katz
Stars: Cole Pensinger, Anna Kavan, Ryan White
Land Ho! (2014)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.

Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
Stars: Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daníel Gylfason
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Justin Rice, Rachel Clift, Andrew Bujalski
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.

Directors: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Alison Bagnall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Raw. Honest. Naked. "Kissing on the Mouth" is post-college life in close-up. Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Kate Winterich, Joe Swanberg, Kevin Pittman
Il Posto (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Corrado Aprile
Henry Fool (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey
Vagabond (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Tranquila See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,045, 2 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,425, 30 September 2007
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Jamie: Who cuts your hair?
Charlie: Why, is it stupid?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

End Credits Keyboard Song
Written & Performed by Erin Fisher and Cris Lankenau
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A taste of life . . . in case you don't have one of your own.
10 February 2008 | by goontaSee all my reviews

First of all I should state that this is not the first independent film I've seen. I have nothing against independent films in general. On the contrary I have seen many independent films that I would highly recommend. Unfortunately this was not one of them. I suppose I can appreciate the film's artistic quality. It is about as true a "day-in-the-life-of-the-average-person" story as you'll find. The dialog seems almost unscripted. The conversations in the film are light and pointless, to the point of being somewhat awkward, which is exactly what one would expect from the typical interaction amongst American adolescents of today. I suppose it's possible that I am missing the boat here but by the end of the film I failed to see how I didn't just waste 78 minutes of my life as I watched in sheer boredom two fictitious characters waste 78 minutes of theirs. Maybe I'm alone here but when I sit down for a movie I do so with the expectation to be inspired or entertained. At the very least I expect my mind to be stimulated in some way. This movie did none of those things for me.


29 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed