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Every Secret Thing (2014)

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A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Director:

Amy Berg

Writers:

Nicole Holofcener (screenplay), Laura Lippman (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Helen Manning
Brynne Norquist ... Young Alice
Eva Grace Kellner ... Young Ronnie
Lily Pilblad ... Pool Party Girl - Jeanne
Skyla Rose Skyla Rose ... Rori - Pool Party Girl
Clare Foley ... Mary Paige
Paige King ... Mrs. Paige
Lance Hubbard Jr. Lance Hubbard Jr. ... Olivia Barnes (as Lance Hubbard)
Danielle Macdonald ... Alice Manning
Dakota Fanning ... Ronnie Fuller
Tonye Patano ... Clarice
Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin ... Principal
Roslyn Ruff ... Kayla's Mother
Hayden Johnson Hayden Johnson ... Brittany Lyttle
Sarah Sokolovic ... Maveen Lyttle
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A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

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Don't look away for even a second.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In (2010), Frances McDormand originally approached friend and filmmaker, Nicole Holofcener to direct the movie, as well as adapt the book into a screenplay. While Nicole Holofcener doesn't direct, she is still attached to the film and receives a writing credit and Frances McDormand is given a producer credit. See more »

Quotes

Alice Manning: Alice, please tell me you didn't do anything this time.
Helen Manning: I didn't do anything *last* time.
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Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... Secretos de un crimen (2018) See more »

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Holy Water
Written and Performed by Damien Rice
By arrangement with DRML and Warner Music UK
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Worth Seeing for Lane and Banks But A Mixed Bag
13 September 2015 | by phildtm-166-785862See all my reviews

Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks do the best work in this film, with Lane given an especially difficult role (and to my knowledge her first not altogether sympathetic one). The film was intelligently scripted, unevenly directed, and for the most part held my interest throughout, more for the character revelations than for the plot points. I do feel however that themes and sub-themes were raised but never really developed or dramatized adequately. For example, the bi-racial character of the community and of the principal characters is prominently presented, but then not really given adequate thematic development in the story. We learn, for example, that the kidnapped baby is the daughter of the first black judge in the county, but not much is done with that fact, or with any of the other bi-racial tropes. Also a quibble, but I think relevant when the filmmakers are striving for realism: when the second young girl has gone missing, only the two detectives seem at all involved in finding her. I believe that anywhere in the US (or in many other countries as well) if a child goes missing for more than 24 hours or even less, the entire region pours forth a huge response in the form of media attention, volunteers from the community by the dozens, additional law enforcement from nearby communities, etc. None of that was evident, and simply points out a general problem with this story - that it was not well enough thought out as a whole. Still I recommend it for the work of Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Secret Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,020, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$103,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,733
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1.85 : 1
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