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The Greatest Details


Tragedy opens the wounds a family has long struggled to ignore in this powerful emotional drama. Bennett Brewer (Aaron Johnson) was a bright, handsome, and talented young man who was suddenly killed in an auto accident late one night while driving home with Rose (Carey Mulligan), a girl who had been a close friend for years but had only recently become romantically involved with him. Bennett's death devastates his family: his mother, Grace (Susan Sarandon), is overcome with grief and can't stop wondering what his final minutes must have been like; father Allen (Pierce Brosnan) is forced to turn away from his mistress (Jennifer Ehle) and try to comfort a woman he's no longer certain he loves; and brother Ryan (Johnny Simmons) mourns Bennett while becoming painfully aware that he will never live up to his late brother's example in the eyes of his parents. As grief slowly brings the family's emotional troubles to the surface, two unwelcome characters come into the picture -- Rose, who has discovered she's pregnant with Bennett's child, and the truck driver (Michael Shannon) who unwittingly took Bennett's life. The first feature film from writer and director Shana Feste, The Greatest received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 2, 2010


Pierce Brosnan
as Allen Brewer
Susan Sarandon
as Grace Brewer
Carey Mulligan
as Rose
Johnny Simmons
as Ryan Brewer
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Bennett Brewer
Zoe Kravitz
as Ashley
Jennifer Ehle
as Joan
Amy Morton
as Lydia
Michael Shannon
as Jordan Walker
Kevin Hagan
as Priest
Deirdre O'Connell
as Joyce
Miles Robbins
as Sean
Cara Seymour
as Janis
Ramsey Faragallah
as Dr. Shamban
Colby Minifie
as Latent
Maryann Urbano
as Cheryl


Shana Feste
Beau St. Clair
Lynette Howell
Shana Feste
John Bailey
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Manish Raval
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cara Silverman
Judy Rhee
Production Designer
Katie Mustard
Amanda J. Scarano
Nissa Ren Cannon
Associate Producer
Doug Dey
Executive Producer
Ron Hartenbaum
Executive Producer
Myles Nestel
Executive Producer
Aaron Kaufman
Executive Producer
Pierce Brosnan
Executive Producer
Anthony Callie
Executive Producer
Luca Mosca
Costume Designer
Ali Farrell
Laura Rosenthal