A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.

Director:

Liza Johnson

Writers:

Mark Poirier (screenplay) (as Mark Jude Poirier), Alice Munro (short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage")

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Johanna Parry
Guy Pearce ... Ken
Hailee Steinfeld ... Sabitha
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Chloe
Sami Gayle ... Edith
Christine Lahti ... Eileen
Nick Nolte ... Mr. McCauley
Lauren Swinney Lauren Swinney ... Mrs. Willets
Jeff Pope ... Oxygen Delivery Man
Joel K. Berger Joel K. Berger ... Stevie (as Joel Berger)
Don Brady Don Brady ... Man on Computer
Becki Davis ... Librarian
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Michelle's Clerk (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Douglas M. Griffin ... Shipping Clerk
Tony Bentley ... Mover
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Storyline

Johanna Parry, a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment. Written by Hateship Productions

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Taglines:

Dare to care.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on the 2001 short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro. See more »

Goofs

When Johanna sees the old furniture for the first time, it was shown to be covered in dust but it was clearly freshly spread sand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Willets: Johanna?
Johanna Parry: I'm here.
Mrs. Willets: Yes.
[Johanna sniffs the bed and see's that Mrs. Willets needs a change]
Mrs. Willets: I'd like to wear my blue dress.
Johanna Parry: Yes, Ma'am
[Johanna returns to find Mrs. Willets not alive, Johanna then irons and helps Mrs. Willets body into the blue dress]
Johanna Parry: [Johanna then phones the police] Hi. Yes. I'd like to report a death. Yes, Ma'am. No, Um - I don't know. She's very old. I take care of her. No, I work here. Yes, Ma'am.
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Connections

References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Ill Harmonic-Let's Get Drunk
Written by Gordon Forest Nance
Performed by Gordon Nance
Published by AudioSparx
Courtesy of AudioSparx
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A sad romantic film
3 December 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a lonely woman who works as a live in carer for elderly people. She falls in love with a man after a cruel trick player on her.

"Hateship Loveship" borders on being a romantic comedy, but it's more bitter than sweet. Johanna is a caring and loving woman, and yet she is at the receiving end of a very cruel joke. She gets much of my sympathy, even though she hangs on to the man despite the man's numerous shortcomings. The way she is treated by the man is truly despicable and shocking, yet she hangs on for the wrong reason. It's quite a tragedy that makes me heart heavy. I think Johanna's robotic appearance is due to her working as a carer since teenage, and as she says, it's the only world she knows. She doesn't know what love and affection is, which makes me even more angry at the way she got exploited.

It's a sad romantic film, which is not a usual combination. I enjoyed watching it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015, 13 April 2014

Gross USA:

$54,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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