The Quiet

January 3rd, 2005


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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.4/10 (9,020 voted)

Critic's Score: 29/100

Director: Jamie Babbit

Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Edie Falco

Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm.

Writers: Abdi Nazemian, Micah Schraft

Elisha Cuthbert - Nina Deer
Camilla Belle - Dot
Edie Falco - Olivia Deer
Martin Donovan - Paul Deer
Shawn Ashmore - Connor
Katy Mixon - Michelle Fell
David Gallagher - Brian
Shannon Woodward - Fiona
Maria Cash - Mrs. Feltswatter
Jo Baker - Myrna
Steve Uzzell - Mr. Piln
Ken Thomas - Officer Jim
Rudy Costa - Police Officer
Myrna Cabello - Waitress
Diane Quest - Newscaster #1

Taglines: Isn't it time everyone hears your secrets?


Official Website: Sony Pictures Classics [United States] |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2005

Filming Locations: Bowie High School - 4103 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $900,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $27,546 (USA) (27 August 2006) (7 Screens)

Gross: $381,186 (USA) (17 September 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (original version)

Did You Know?

Along with playing one of the main characters, Elisha Cuthbert was also an associate producer for the movie.

Continuity: At the dance the guy puts Dot's bag flat on the chair but when she looks at it moments later, it's standing up on the chair.

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.

User Review

A distressing but well executed film

Rating: 8/10

This film receives a 10 for disturbing subject matter. It is at times very difficult to watch. The characters are troubled, each in his/her own way. It feels edgy and often very foreign. With that warning, I must say that on some level I enjoyed the film. Technically it is superb. The character development is wonderful, the story intriguing and the plot is gripping. As the plot unfolds, you are forced to change your opinions about each of the characters. At first I despised the main character but felt much sympathy for her towards the end. Not an uplifting film, but that is certainly not what the screenwriter nor the director intended. I suspect that it will be an award winner.