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Hateship Loveship (2013)

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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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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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Trivia

The motel shot in this film is the same motel used in Dallas Buyers Club. In New Orleans, La 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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Soundtracks

Tell Me, (Confess)
Written by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Bill Ruha
Performed by Carla Helmbrecht with The Joel Evans Quartet (uncredited)
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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Forgiveness and Perseverance Carry The Day
24 November 2014 | by frankw6895See all my reviews

This is a very well-done, gentle romantic movie, with excellent acting, especially from Kristen Wiig. Family members and I had not heard of Ms. Wiig before seeing this movie recently on a movie channel. We understand now that she is mainly a comedic actor, so it was good to see this movie without knowing that in advance.

This movie seems geared more toward an audience from the South or Midwest. Members of my family have hired young female caregivers like Johanna Parry (Ms. Wiig's character, who is the movie's main character) to take care of our parents before their death. So we can probably better relate to Ms. Parry than many folks who might consider her a little odd.

This movie does something that Hollywood rarely does: it shines a light (and a sympathetic one at that) on working-class American white people. We know of working-class white women like Ms. Parry, who are not "ambitious" (in the traditional sense of the word), and thus seem content not having many impressive possessions, work titles, social status, etc. So to us, the movie is quite realistic in this sense.

Our only criticisms of the movie: the ending seems a bit rushed (is there a director's cut?); and, knowing some working-class men with drug problems, we felt that actor Guy Pearce was too handsome, polished, well-built, and well-spoken to play Ken, the movie's principal male character. Actors like Edward Norton would have been more believable in the role.

But, on the whole, we highly recommend this movie, and hope it draws a large viewer-ship via cable TV.


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