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The Greatest (2009)

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A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Bennett Brewer (as Aaron Johnson)
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Kevin Hagan ...
Priest
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Janis
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Dr. Shamban
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Joan
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Maryann Urbano ...
Cheryl
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Ashley
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Storyline

Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out she's pregnant, she winds up at the Brewer's door. She needs their help, and although they can't quite admit it, they each need her so they can begin to heal. Written by napierslogs

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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5 November 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Prueba de amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$209,821 (Spain) (3 January 2010)

Gross:

$115,862 (USA) (25 April 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shana Feste wrote the script over three months while working as a nanny in Southern California. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Allen is looking for Rose, he stops his vehicle and hops out while the windshield wipers are still going and shuts the vehicle off with the wipers in the 'up' position. In the next shot, the wipers are down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bennett Brewer: All right, I have a secret to tell you.
Rose: You're in the middle of the road.
Bennett Brewer: I know. Do you wanna hear it?
Rose: Do you want to move your car first?
Bennett Brewer: No, not really. I just wanna tell you one more thing.
Rose: All right.
[takes a Polaroid picture of him]
Bennett Brewer: What? That's not gonna be good.
Rose: [laughing] Okay, tell me.
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Lovin Arms
Performed by The Wood Brothers
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The son's room
10 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Except for the baby ,the movie will remind Italian cinema buffs of "La Stanza DeL Figlio" and the part of Ryan is close to Conrad the young brother of "ordinary people" ;like in the contemporary "rabbit hole" each of the parents desperately searches for solace:the mother tries to talk to the other injured driver to know the last words of her son (whereas Nicole Kidman,fascinated by a comic ,wants to believe that in parallel universes ,her son is happy);the father tries to live again,goes to the movie theater with the pregnant girlfriend,attends the echography whereas his wife quickly leaves the room "if you lose your dog,we're not given a puppy!" The cast is excellent ,particularly Pierce Brosnan,cast against type :he and his younger son seem to have overcome the pain,but when they finally break down,their despair and their tears are deeply moving.The flashbacks are short and effective ,particularly the last one which is also the end of the movie and which is not a goodbye but a hello.


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