This erotic and suspenseful tale of sex, lies and betrayal star Elisha Cuthbert as Nina Deer, a pretty cheerleader whose life is turned upside-down by the arrival of her parents' godchild Dot, a deaf and mute girl recently orphaned by her father's death. Although Nina looks upon Dot's deafness with disdain, her family and friends develop a strange attraction to her, and Dot soon becomes a sounding board for everyone's heaviest burdens. But when Nina becomes convinced that Dot is hiding a few secrets of her own, she decides to confess a family secret so disturbing it cannot be ignored. Also starring Martin Donovan and Edie Falco.
How many vamps to change a lightbulb?
- The Quiet review by Kurtz
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Three, according to this rather overheated tale.Elisha Cuthbert of "24" fame, Camilla Belle and Katy Mixon all turn the pout factor up to eleven and vamp for all they are worth without ever producing convincing performances. Belle does a good middle distance stare, while Mixon overcompensates wildly for her unrequited crush on Cuthbert. Cuthbert herself must have the best-pressed cheerleader's outfit in the States considering the number of times she whips it off to go over those awkward creases with a steam iron. If you have a thing about doing household chores in your underwear, this is the film for you! The story itself gallumphs about in family secrets/adolescent angst/mistreatment of the disabled territory and although it wraps itself up nicely at the end there's nothing here you haven't seen done better elsewhere.