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A Hole in One (2004)

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When her brother Bobby returns from World War II mentally damaged, Anna has to deal with her parents who don't acknowledge her brother's existence, who is now brought to a mental hospital. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Williams ... Anna Watson
Meat Loaf ... Billy (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Tim Guinee ... Tom
Louis Zorich ... Sammy
Bill Raymond ... Dr. Harold Ashton
Wendell Pierce ... Dan
Merritt Wever ... Betty
Jonathan Watton ... Bobby Watson
Ileen Getz ... Nurse Aphrodite
John Paul Tremblay ... Moe
Robb Wells ... Joe
Heidi von Palleske ... Cindy Watson
Jeremy Akerman ... Robert Watson Sr.
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ... Johnnie
John Dunsworth ... Pastor
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When her brother Bobby returns from World War II mentally damaged, Anna has to deal with her parents who don't acknowledge her brother's existence, who is now brought to a mental hospital. After his sudden death Anna begins to question her own sanity. Her gangster boyfriend Billy's action pushes her further, she's now convinced the only way she can be "cured" is to have a lobotomy. Written by Anonymous

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Transorbital Lobotomy...is it right for you? Ask your doctor

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Dr. Tom Franklin: You know, I'm not a real doctor.
Anna Watson: It's ok, I'm not a real patient.
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A troubling, poetic look at being "normal" in a crazy world
3 May 2004 | by GrcCstnSee all my reviews

The film uses real events, including grainy footage, to flesh out the environment of the main characters, but there are also hypnotic, color-saturated views of breaking waves. All the visual elements work together to pull us forward - the tones and textures are rich and absorbing. At the same time, the story moves ahead in a confusion of scary and strange images contrasted with that hard sheen of normalcy associated with the 50's. We come to know the characters slowly and the film is a continual discovery. Many of the images strike a deep chord, though it may not be immediately apparent why. I would like to compare "A Hole in One" to some of Yeats' best poetry. Over time, the pictures and words come washing back and new meanings may take form alongside the first reading. In a similar way, the film is firmly rooted in its time frame, and yet speaks to a contemporary audience on many levels. The actors' performances do the writing full justice.


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