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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.



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





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johanna Parry
... Ken
... Sabitha
... Chloe
... Edith
... Eileen
... Mr. McCauley
Lauren Swinney ... Mrs. Willets
... Oxygen Delivery Man
Joel K. Berger ... Stevie (as Joel Berger)
Don Brady ... Man on Computer
... Librarian
... Michelle's Clerk (as Peggy Walton Walker)
... Shipping Clerk
... Mover


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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Dare to care.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015, 13 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,573, 16 May 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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


Best Of Me
Written by Jerome Henry Spence, Felisha Booker,
Trey Emilio Dwight & Antoine Jermaine Heard
Performed by Trey Emilio Dwight
Published by Heavy Hitters, Mopsy Music & John Sansone Music
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music Group
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Not a bad movie but it was like watching real life play out and that's really not why I watch movies.
8 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

"If you and Edith weren't so good at writing letters..." Johanna Parry (Wiig) is a caregiver who has worked for the same woman since she was 15. During this time she rarely left the house and lived a sheltered life. When she passes she takes a job working for an elderly man and his granddaughter Sabitha. Sabitha isn't excited about having a nanny so her and her friend respond to a letter Johanna wrote to Sabitha's father Ken (Pearce). This starts in motion a "relationship" that unintentionally helps everyone involved. This is another movie that is hard to review. The acting is good and the story is interesting and very well written. The only downside is that its just like watching real life. There is really no excitement or any real intrigue. Not even a will they/wont't they feeling. Kristin Wiig is starting to become like Bill Murray in the way that she either does laugh-out-loud-rolling-in-the-aisles comedy or very deliberately paced not quite comedy/not quite drama films. This is a movie that when it was over my only thought was...huh, so that's done. Overall, not a bad movie but it was like watching real life play out and that's really not why I watch movies. I like to have something in it that makes me think. This didn't. I give it a C.

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