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On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a ... See full summary »

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Judith Thompson (screenplay), Judith Thompson (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Crewson ... Patsy Willets
Barbara Williams ... Francesca Prine aka Marie Beck
Alison Pill ... Marie (age 15)
Rachel McAdams ... Patsy (age 15)
Jennifer Pisana Jennifer Pisana ... Marie (age 10)
Brittany Bristow ... Patsy (age 10)
Tom McCamus ... Don Rayford
Alex Campbell Alex Campbell ... Don Rayford - age 15
Eli Ham ... Thug #1
John Dewey John Dewey ... Thug #2
Johnny Goltz Johnny Goltz ... Thug #3
Noah Shebib Noah Shebib ... Dunford
Kim Schraner ... Cindy
Jackie Laidlaw ... Patsy's mother
David Gardner David Gardner ... Dentist
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On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time Marie and her family arrived in Marmora when she was ten years old to the time she left Marmora at age fifteen, which was thirty years prior. With the exception of Don Rayford on who Marie had a crush, Patsy was shy Marie's only friend in Marmora. However, Marie and Patsy have not been in touch since due to issues that drove Marie out of town at the time. Those issues include Marie being physically abused by her alcoholic mother, but most specifically what happened the evening of the Sadie Hawkins dance - where Don accompanied Marie - and post dance down by the railroad tracks. Marie and Patsy's reunion may not be able to endure the thirty years of silence and the events of that night. Written by Huggo

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La voie du destin See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Gross USA:

$5,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000
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not a true representation of the play
23 October 2003 | by teejay17See all my reviews

I found it hard to be sympathetic with the characters in this film, especially the character of Francesca/Marie. They just seemed to missing depth--I could not get into them. One of the reasons for this, I think, is that the pivotal rape scene was not filmed correctly. It appeared hackneyed while at the same time lacking drama. This scene is the basis for the entire film, especially with the flashbacks, and to have it appear lackluster and dull makes the entire film need something more. Moreover, for a dirty poor girl, Alison Pill is presented in the film as too clean and pretty. I could not connect with her in this context. This is not to say that the story isn't good. In fact, Thompson's play is quite engaging and was successful at making me feel for the characters. However, in contrast, the film was quite a disappointment. The film deviates from the original play too much and the meaning behind the story is lost.


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