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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)

R | | Drama | 2 May 2014 (USA)
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Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.

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Steven Bernstein
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Mary Claire King
Samantha Morton ... Annie Parker
Aaron Paul ... Paul
Rashida Jones ... Kim
Richard Schiff ... Allen
Alice Eve ... Louise
Bradley Whitford ... Marshall
Maggie Grace ... Sarah
Marley Shelton ... Joan Parker
Ben McKenzie ... Tom
James Tupper ... Steve
Kate Micucci ... Rachel
Spencer Garrett ... David
Mageina Tovah ... Ellen
Robert Pine ... Dr. Frank
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Storyline

Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two women. One of them is going to change her life, the other is going to change the world.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie Parker See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,781, 4 May 2014

Gross USA:

$48,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,048
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In a scene set in the late 70's/early 80's, Paul is seen wearing a vest made out of German Bundeswehr camouflage pattern "Flecktarn". This type of pattern was introduced in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Annie Parker: Mommy was in the hospital because mommy has cancer.
Young William (8): Didn't Aunt Joan have cancer?
Annie Parker: Yes she did sweetie.
Young William (8): But she died.
Annie Parker: Yeah, she did.
Young William (8): Are you gonna die?
Annie Parker: Hey, no. I promise you. You are not gonna lose your mommy to cancer.
Young William (8): But how do you know?
Annie Parker: Because I just know. I'm not gonna die.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.68 (2014) See more »

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JAX Beachy Moonlight
Performed by Marcus Barone
Licensed through Ryland Harper California Group - BMI
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Decoding Annie Parker Wins Top 5 at SIFF and Samantha Morton Wins Best Actress

This film has it all! Humorous, heart-touching, authentic performances of the real life struggles of genius geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King in her tireless efforts to find the genetic link in breast and ovarian cancer--the BRCA gene--and Canadian Annie Parker, a young woman who must face one of the greatest fears of all women. Samantha Morton's portrayal of Annie Parker is brilliant, heart-felt and sometimes, painfully real.

I've seen the movie three times, and each time I get more from it. Helen Hunt's performance of Dr. King is right on target, and the entire cast adds even more depth, warmth and personality to this important work. Steven & Adam Bernstein's script, Steven's direction, excellent cinematography, and an all-star cast combine to create a film that is exploding the awareness of people around the world in a way that both entertains and educates.

On top of that, this movie is changing lives every day. Audiences are giving it standing ovations, and for the next several months at least, the producers have authorized charitable screenings of the movie to raise awareness and funds for breast and ovarian cancer research and patient support. It couldn't be any better! CONGRATULATIONS to all involved.


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