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The Greatest (2009)

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A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Bennett Brewer (as Aaron Johnson)
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Ryan Brewer
Kevin Hagan ...
Priest
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Lydia
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Joyce
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Sean Brewer
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Janis
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Dr. Shamban
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Joan
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Maryann Urbano ...
Cheryl
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Ashley
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Storyline

Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out she's pregnant, she winds up at the Brewer's door. She needs their help, and although they can't quite admit it, they each need her so they can begin to heal. Written by napierslogs

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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5 November 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Prueba de amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$209,821 (Spain) (3 January 2010)

Gross:

$115,862 (USA) (25 April 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although Johnny Simmons is four years older than his Aaron Taylor-Johnson, he plays his younger brother. See more »

Goofs

When Allen is in the lecture theater, the writing on the blackboard behind him switches a few times from saying 'maths 220' to 'maths'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bennett Brewer: All right, I have a secret to tell you.
Rose: You're in the middle of the road.
Bennett Brewer: I know. Do you wanna hear it?
Rose: Do you want to move your car first?
Bennett Brewer: No, not really. I just wanna tell you one more thing.
Rose: All right.
[takes a Polaroid picture of him]
Bennett Brewer: What? That's not gonna be good.
Rose: [laughing] Okay, tell me.
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I Don't Want to know
Performed by The Breakups
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Touching Film
15 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a "feel good" movie, but its feelings are true. The story follows a family (mother, father, brother) of a young man killed in a car accident in the first scene of the movie. Their lives are jumbled up by the introduction of the son's (brother's) girlfriend. I thought all of the actors turned in fine, powerful performances. Even more impressive is that the writer/director of the film was a first time filmmaker. That she was able to get such a marvelous cast in her first film is amazing. This movie reminded me of "Ordinary People," updated for today. Of course there are differences, but it's the same genre.

Although I recommend the movie, know that it's kind of a downer. I have a feeling it won't do well because these days people want movies that are more of the "feel good" variety.


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