The Quiet

January 3, 2005 0 By Fans
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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

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


Edie Falco

Olivia Deer

Martin Donovan

Paul Deer

Shawn Ashmore


Katy Mixon

Michelle Fell

David Gallagher


Shannon Woodward


Maria Cash

Mrs. Feltswatter

Jo Baker


Steve Uzzell

Mr. Piln

Ken Thomas

Officer Jim

Rudy Costa

Police Officer

Myrna Cabello


Diane Quest

Newscaster #1

Isn't it time everyone hears your secrets?


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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


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

Gross: $381,186
(17 September 2006)

Technical Specs



(original version)

Did You Know?


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


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]

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.