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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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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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Sundae (Got You On My Mind)
Written & Performed by The Ice Cream Floats
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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.


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