The Quiet

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 22% Audience Score 51%

In theatres:
  • September 1, 2006
On DVD: February 13, 2007
Running time: 1h 31m
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

When her widowed father dies, teenage Dot (Camilla Belle) moves in with her adoptive godparents (Edie Falco, Martin Donovan) and their daughter Nina (Elisha Cuthbert) who is around Dot’s age. On the surface, all seems well. Mom’s an interior designer. Dad’s an architect. Nina’s a pretty high-school cheerleader. But Dot soon begins to realize that this family is anything but the Cleavers.

Deaf and mute since age seven, Dot is ridiculed at school by Nina and her friends. But since Dot can’t hear or speak – and therefore can’t tattle or talk back – she takes on the role of the confidante. The school hunk (Shawn Ashmore) tells her all about his shortcomings. Nina confesses how she plans to solve the family situation. Then it turns out that Dot is harboring her own secret.

  Canadian Connection: Actors Elisha Cuthbert and Shawn Ashmore are both Canadian.

Director: Jamie Babbit
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Andrea Sperling, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Holly Wiersma, Joel Michaely
Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Shawn Ashmore, Katy Mixon
Writer(s): Abdi Nazemian, Micah Schraft
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