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Tanner Hall (2009)

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Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run-down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming-of-age stories of four teenage girls.


Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Fürstenberg (as Tatiana von Furstenberg)


Tatiana von Fürstenberg (as Tatiana von Furstenberg), Francesca Gregorini
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rooney Mara ... Fernanda
Georgia King ... Victoria
Brie Larson ... Kate
Amy Ferguson ... Lucasta
Tom Everett Scott ... Gio
Amy Sedaris ... Mrs. Middlewood
Chris Kattan ... Mr. Middlewood
Shawn Pyfrom ... Hank
Ryan Schira Ryan Schira ... Peter
Susan Misner ... Roxanne (as Susie Misner)
Tara Subkoff ... Gwen
Annika Peterson ... Olga
Alaina Lauren Steinberg Alaina Lauren Steinberg ... Margaret (as Alaina Steinberg)
Konstantine Kakanias Konstantine Kakanias ... Mr. Tependris
Lowry Marshall Lowry Marshall ... Ms. Wallace


Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run-down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming-of-age stories of four teenage girls.

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Lose your way. Find yourself. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Mädchen von Tanner Hall See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,803, 9 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,005, 16 September 2011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Prong Lesson See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


When Rooney Mara was cast in the film, she was still billing herself as "Tricia Mara". It was during the making of "Tanner Hall" that she considered changing her professional name to Rooney Mara, soliciting the advice of the cast and crew. She won a "Rising Star" award at the 2009 Hamptons Film Festival for her role as 'Fernanda'. See more »


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wanna see Rooney Mara at her glam best? no Dragon Tattoos!
24 April 2016 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Oh, that cold old new movie THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. All excited about it, people flock to see. What for? What's so great about it? It's dark and stark and Rooney Mara had to cut off her hair for the part. An ugly, unattractive part. So, it brought her success. But it's a crappy movie. Well, to each their own, if it lights up your life, I'll try to be happy for you.

But I prefer my birds to be bright and chirpy and flying about fluttering like cute little angels. Which is not exactly the character Rooney portrays, but you get my drift. I mean, just look at lovely, lovely Rooney in the opening sequence as she gets driven to school by her mother, chewing a piece of gum, much to Mom's chagrin. She looks like a cuter version of Elisha Dushku. She has a cheekbone structure to die for. Has got to be one of the prettiest actresses on film. Hell, people, if I looked like that, and they offered me like gazillion bucks to appear in a hit movie, I'd think about what I'd miss every time I passed a mirror. And, on top of that, the even better part that would have come her way anyway, so scrooo your dragon tattoo offer...! That scene with Rooney with the guy and the car amidst the autumn leaves, makes me think of an ad campaign with the slogan 'it doesn't get any better than this.' This is a small movie, with a bad girl that really isn't well-defined, as the Georgia King portrayal turns out to be ultimately toothless. The more well-defined bad girl, the naughty one, the Brie Larson portrayal, as Kate, is more the one that does something awful. She gets banished from the script, unsatisfactorily so. Roller-skating in place, an untimely dismissal...

There are some laughable performances. Amy Sidaris and her weakling hubby should have been recast. What were they thinking, those two were a wrecking crew. Georgia King was a storm-in-a-teacup kind of adversary. She should have upped her game play at least tenfold. Brie Larson was excellent. Anybody who could come to class (barely-)dressed up for the plum female part of A Midsummer Night's Dream looking like that, wow! But apart from her obvious beauty, she was also entirely convincing.

Plot has its weak points, but for a dedicated girl-watcher, lots to cheer about. Loads more fun than TGWTDT.

The decaying, crumbling castle was an excellent choice of location. Does it really exist? No such place found on Google.

I forgot the actress's name, but the woman who played the mean mom, at the time of watching, I thought she'd have made a perfect Alexis Carrington had they done a DYNASTY remake.

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