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Naked As We Came (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 24 June 2012 (USA)
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Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?


Richard LeMay


Richard LeMay
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Complete credited cast:
Ben Weaver Ben Weaver ... Ted (as Benjamin Weaver)
Karmine Alers ... Laura
S. Lue McWilliams ... Lilly (as Lue McWilliams)
Ryan Vigilant ... Elliot
Sturgis Adams ... Jeff
John Challice John Challice ... Eric


New York siblings Laura and Elliot receive word of their mother Lilly's imminent death from cancer and break an eighteen month estrangement to rush to her side. Upon arrival they find that Lilly has a house guest, Ted, an attractive "groundskeeper" half her age. It was he, not Lilly, who informed the kids of their mother's condition. Suspicious of his presence, the kids want him gone, but Lilly wants him around at least till her kids have gone. With death coming, Lilly advises her kids on life and helps drop the barriers that have grown between them, but upon her death Elliot discovers that Ted's motives for hanging around aren't purely altruistic. Written by statmanjeff

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It's never too late.




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Ted Kingsley: You're brother was telling me that your father hated this place. I can't imagine that.
Laura Garcia: My father didn't hate this place. He hated my mother.
Ted Kingsley: Well, that must have made for some hilarious dinner conversation.
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pretty good story... family drama.
6 July 2015 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Better than expected.... It's usually a danger sign when the same person writes, directs, produces a film, but in this case, it worked out well. Good choices of actors too. Elliot and Laura are brother and sister who finally go visit mom, who is in the late stages of cancer. They are surprised to find "Ted" living in the house with her, and part of the plot is figuring out how he fits into the picture. There's a love story (or maybe its just a "lust story"...), some family secrets, good times, bad times. The mother did an amazing job as someone realizing her time is almost up, and wants to connect with their kids before she passes away, and maybe impart some lessons she has learned along the way. Similar to Big Eden, from 2000 ! Family members return to the family home to care for a loved one, meet the locals, make life-changing decisions. Elliot is a little bit schizo, but if everything went smoothly, we wouldn't have much of a plot line. The final voice-over epilogue was a little weird... they probably should have filmed another scene, or maybe it didn't come out as they planned, so they tried to wrap it up with the voice-over. Good story. pretty realistic. Lemay gets credit for not making the characters too campy and predictable.

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Release Date:

24 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un nouveau printemps See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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