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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
Elizabeth Banks ... Detective Nancy Porter
Dakota Fanning ... Ronnie Fuller
Danielle Macdonald ... Alice Manning
Nate Parker ... Detective Kevin Jones
Common ... Devlin Hatch
Colin Donnell ... Paul Porter
Amy Tribbey ... Evelyn Fuller
Bill Sage ... Dave Fuller
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Cynthia Barnes
Jaden Michael ... Dylan Ramses
Sebastian Beacon ... Ryan Fuller
Clare Foley ... Mary Paige
Paige King ... Mrs. Paige
Julito McCullum ... Rodrigo
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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.


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ogni cosa è segreta See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Helen Manning: [greeting her daughter's friend] Boy, you're getting lovelier every day. Look at your cute figure.
Young Ronnie Fuller: I don't have a figure.
Helen Manning: Oh, but you will. And when you do, it's going to be outrageous.
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Another stepping-stone for Banks' career
20 August 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Forget the movie.

Don't mean to be blunt, but that is reviewer-speak for a film which has great ambitions but never quite gels. The sound track is horrible. It gets under your skin from the very first scene and makes you wish you were anywhere else but in the threatre. Fanning and Lane, ordinarily two standouts, seems lost to a director -- formerly specializing in documentaries -- who goes out of her way to make each scene "authentic" but in fact ends up making merely them awkward and uncomfortable and atonal.

I believe this film will be remembered -- if it is remembered at all -- as another feather in the cap of Elizabeth Banks who seems determined to show Hollywood her range. She did a solid job in the under-rated screwball comedy WALK OF SHAME, she has a production credit in Pitch Perfect II (where she gave herself the role of the unctuous color commentator, a trick that goes all the way back to Rocky) and here she pulls a "Rachel McAdams" goes no-makeup in the role of a detective ... and pulls it off nicely.

Banks is the one to watch.


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