Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: August 25, 2006
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ChadS.Sep 2, 2006
[***SPOILERS***] If Keenan Ivory Wayans turned his satirical eye on independent film, it might possibly look a lot like "The Quiet", a high school melodrama that brings to mind quite a few films with lofty pedigrees in the most bizarre[***SPOILERS***] If Keenan Ivory Wayans turned his satirical eye on independent film, it might possibly look a lot like "The Quiet", a high school melodrama that brings to mind quite a few films with lofty pedigrees in the most bizarre hodgepodge imaginable. If your main character is deaf, and the soundtrack offers an interior dialogue, you're begging to be compared to "The Piano". And Dot(Camilla Belle) plays the piano! She and her surrogate family are often bathed in blue light as if they're underwater. In the Jane Campion film, Ada nearly drowns with her instrument. Another obvious allusion; the relationship between father(Martin Donovan) and daughter(Elisa Cuthbert; she's no Sarah Polley, but better than you'd imagine), which will stir memories of Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" for anybody who saw it(I was quietly hoping to see a school bus). In an almost "Heathers"-like high school melodrama, you can't get more disparate than those two films. "The Quiet" is not boring. This movie is going to be used for a drinking game when it hits the DVD market. Count on it. Expand
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