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Hoping to inject creativity into their onstage performance, a reserved actress and her co-star consider improvising their love scene.

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Jennifer Lyon Bell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alicia Whitsover Alicia Whitsover ... Mariah Carr
Steven McAlistair Steven McAlistair ... Daniel Kincaid
Teri Vakaki Teri Vakaki ... Stephie
Sandy Pieters Sandy Pieters ... Suzanne
Nicole Mischler Nicole Mischler ... Katja
Thomas Lundy Thomas Lundy ... Stage manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma Stuart Emma Stuart ... Talent agent
Sarah Taylor Sarah Taylor ... Danielle
Kye Daimon van Oyen-Stanley Kye Daimon van Oyen-Stanley ... Couple
Melanie van Oyen-Stanley Melanie van Oyen-Stanley ... Couple
Vlad van Riel Vlad van Riel ... Man
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Storyline

Stage actors Mariah and Daniel play lovers every night, but their onstage romance lacks spark. One slow afternoon, they discover that today's matinée performance will make or break both their careers. Daniel wants to make big changes, and Mariah starts to wonder: are Daniel's suggestions reasonable? Or has he lost track of the boundary between actor and character? Rushed to the stage, in front of a live audience, they must figure it out together. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go for the sake of art?

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Blue Artichoke Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Steven McAlistair didn't originally plan to audition for Matinée, but - in a classic "discovered" story - came to keep an actor friend company when the friend auditioned. A trained ballet dancer, Steve did not think of himself as an actor. Once at the audition, however, he read through the script and thought the lead character of Daniel might be right for him. He decided to give it a try, and after meeting with director Jennifer personally and going through the multi-stage audition process, ended up walking away with the lead role. See more »

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A whole different, feminist approach to erotic movies
26 May 2014 | by benmicahSee all my reviews

In Matinée, Jennifer Lyon Bell, one of the leading feminist erotic movie directors, presents a whole different approach to erotic movies. To her, sex is something to be savored not exploited. Her respect and feeling for her very-appealing characters permeates the movie and stands in stark contrast to the exploitive, misogynistic approach so often found in traditional supposedly-erotic movies.

Jennifer Lyon Bell is also very well trained and it shows in Matinée. The quality of the production is first rate. She clearly took great pains in making a high-quality movie.

The IMDb "director cameo" about the movie correctly notes that she appears briefly at the end of the movie, but fails to note that she is one of the members of the audience watching the play which is the subject of the film.


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