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Oscar-nominated filmmaker [[Performer~P23343~Todd Field~toddfield]] teams with novelist [[Performer~P313845~Tom Perrotta~tomperrotta]] to adapt [[Performer~P313845~Perrotta~tomperrotta]]'s acclaimed novel concerning the suburban malaise experienced by a handful of small-town individuals whose intersecting lives converge in a variety of surprising, and sometimes ominous, ways. [[Performer~P198332~Kate Winslet~katewinslet]], [[Performer~P14510~Jennifer Connelly~jenniferconnelly]], and [[Performer~P356977~Patrick Wilson~patrickwilson]] star in a cinematic adaptation that doesn't aim so much to simply reproduce the book for the screen as it does to re-imagine the written word by exploring new possibilities for the characters and situations originally presented in [[Performer~P313845~Perrotta~tomperrotta]]'s 2004 best-seller. Sarah ([[Performer~P198332~Winslet~katewinslet]]) is a suburban outsider who, unlike the other playground moms, isn't afraid to approach the dreamy but long-absent father whom smitten housewives have taken to calling the "Prom King." Long days at the local community pool with their respective children soon find Sarah becoming acquainted with local husband and father Brad ([[Performer~P356977~Patrick Wilson~patrickwilson]]) -- who seems to share in her seething discontentment with life in their quaint commuter town. An English literature major who never envisioned a fate as a soccer mom, Sarah has a growing dissatisfaction with her successful husband ([[Performer~P21134~Gregg Edelman~greggedelman]]) that parallels Brad's increasing frustration with his inability to pass the bar and connect with his wife, Kathy ([[Performer~P14510~Jennifer Connelly~jenniferconnelly]]), a successful documentary filmmaker. It's not long before the dejected pair is meeting for a series of illicit afternoon trysts as their unsuspecting spouses work and their children lie quietly napping. Meanwhile, after the community is riled by the return of a convicted sex offender ([[Performer~P29701~Jackie Earle Haley~jackieearlehaley]]) who leaves the concerned parents scrambling to protect their young ones, an attempt made by Sarah and Brad to legitimize their clandestine relationship by dining together with their respective spouses begins to awaken Kathy's suspicions about the fidelity of her husband. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 6, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Perrotta Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Tom Perrotta Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Tom Perrotta Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best British Actress 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kate Winslet Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Kate Winslet Best Actress - Drama 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Patrick Wilson Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Nominee
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Todd Field Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Todd Field Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Society Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Iowa Film Critics Association Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jackie Earle Haley Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Thomas Newman Best Music Score (Runner-up) 2006 Winner

Cast

Kate Winslet
as Sarah Pierce
Jennifer Connelly
as Kathy Adamson
Patrick Wilson
as Brad Adamson
Jackie Earle Haley
as Ronnie J. McGorvey
Noah Emmerich
as Larry Hedges
Gregg Edelman
as Richard Pierce
Phyllis Somerville
as May McGorvey
Raymond J. Barry
as Bullhorn Bob
Jane Adams
as Sheila
Ty Simpkins
as Aaron Adamson
Sadie Goldstein
as Lucy Pierce
Helen Carey
as Slutty Kay
Helen Carey
as Jean
Catherine Wolf
as Marjorie
Trini Alvarado
as Theresa
Marsha Dietlein Bennett
as Cheryl
Sarah Buxton
as Slutty Kay
Thomas Greaney
as Troy
Anna Audia
as Isabella
Celestial Hakim
as Courtney
Hunter Reid
as Christian
Chad Brown
as Tony Correnti
Phil McGlaston
as Rogers, Dewayne
Bruce Kirkpatrick
as Bart Williams
Adam Mucci
as Richie Murphy
Chance Kelly
as Pete Olaffson
Rebecca Schull
as Laurel
Crystal Field
as Josephine
Lola Pashalinski
as Bridget
Walker Ryan
as 'G'
Weston Elrod
as skateboarder 3
Erica Berg
as Richard's Secretary
Leo Trombetta
as Frank
Adam Sietz
as Large Man
Tom Perrotta
as Small Man
Stan Carp
as Cabbie
Sandra Berrios
as Kind Woman in Hospital
Ivar Brogger
as ICU Counsellor
Myra Turley
as ICU Nurse
David Rowdon
as Tow Yard Attendant
Paul Mott
as Boy in Katy's Documentary
Margaret Pace
as EMT
Beatrice Rigaud
as Concerned Mom at Pool
Mary Goggin
as Concerned Mom at Pool
Jillian Lindig
as Concerned Mom at Pool
Casper Andreas
as Policeman at Pool
Matt Garifo
as Lifegaurd
Brooke Fazio
as Snack Girl
Monica Dobson
as Wading Pool Mom
Ken Tirado
as Bartender
Carlie LaPorta
as Children at Steakhouse
Bruce Gross
as Ray From Next Door
Patrick Larkin
as Auditor Team Captain
Michael Diesel
as Police Officer at McGorvey's
Leon Vitali
as Oddly Familiar Man
Conrad Angel Corral
as Slutty Kay Fan Club Member
Marshall Lefcourt
as Slutty Kay Fan Club Member
Jennifer Rainville
as Reporter
Loren Wiese
as Concerned Parent
Travis Koestler
as Skateboarder
Daniel Falla
as Skateboarder
Tugman Tookmanlian
as Skateboarder

Crew

Todd Field
Director
Todd Field
Producer
Ron Yerxa
Producer
Albert Berger
Producer
Todd Field
Screenwriter
Tom Perrotta
Book Author
Tom Perrotta
Screenwriter
Antonio Calvache
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Leo Trombetta
Editor
David Gropman
Production Designer
John Kasarda
Art Director
Leon Vitali
Associate Producer
Michele Weiss
Associate Producer
Patrick Palmer
Executive Producer
Kent Alterman
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Melinda Eshelman
Costume Designer
Melissa Economy
Costume Designer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Decorator
Mike Topoozian
First Assistant Director
Todd Thaler
Casting
Belinda Monte
Casting
Stacey Beneville
Second Assistant Director
Susie Mazzarese-Allison
Hair Styles
Tannis Vallely
Additional Casting
Patrick Palmer
Unit Production Manager
Ray Quinlan
Unit Production Manager
Mike Kriaris
Location Manager
Linda Melazzo
Department Head Makeup
Martin Lasowitz
Properties Master
Russ Engels
Chief Lighting Technician
David Wagreich
Second Unit Director
David Wagreich
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Debra Zane
Additional Casting
Douglas Crosby
Stunts Coordinator
Edward Tise
Production Sound Mixer
Emily Glatter
Supervising Production Coordinator
Frank Salvino
Post Production Supervisor
Greg Outcalt
Production Coordinator
Chris Carpenter
Re-Recording Mixer
Cash Cockerill
Second Unit Camera
Thomas Newman
Conductor
Virginia Saenz McCarthy
Script Supervisor
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