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Normal (2007)

R | | Drama | 7 October 2008 (USA)
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A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

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Carl Bessai

Writer:

Travis McDonald
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Catherine
Kevin Zegers ... Jordie
Callum Keith Rennie ... Walt
Andrew Airlie ... Dale
Tygh Runyan ... Dennis
Camille Sullivan ... Elise
Lauren Lee Smith ... Sherri
Michael Riley ... Carl
Britt Irvin ... Melissa
Allison Hossack ... Abby
Cameron Bright ... Brady
Tara Frederick Tara Frederick ... Sylvie Farber
Benjamin Ratner ... Tim (as Ben Ratner)
Zak Santiago ... Bob the Social Worker
Hrothgar Mathews ... Jerry
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A grieving mother cannot "move on" after her son's death, keeping his room as it was, wanting her younger boy to be like his dead brother. A youth leaves juvenile detention, going home to an angry father and a lonely young step-mother. A college teacher whose brother has autistic behaviors separates from his wife and is attracted to a student. The narrative discloses slowly the mother, youth, and teacher's connections to a car accident. The paroled youth talks to the dead boy's girlfriend and must sort out his relationship with his step-mother; the professor encourages his brother to go on a date. Can the mother see her living son for who he is? In what ways can each be normal? In what ways can each be normal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Written and performed by Hillary Thaddeus (as Thaddeus Hillary)
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high ambitions
16 July 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

good cast, interesting idea. and an old recipes who do not really working in this case. the lost son, the characters connections around this tragedy are far to be a new subject and that is the great problem of movie. it seems be confuse, it seems use a seductive cast for ambiguous purpose. slice of gray universe, dominated by frustration and bad emotions, it is saved by the acting of actors - Carrie - Anne Moss is the best example. admirable is , in same measure, the work of Kevin Zegers and Tygh Runyan but , after the end, it seems be not enough. something missing and the cause is that you knows the story lines and the ambition of profound one is lost in too many details. short - a decent film. but nothing more.


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English

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7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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