Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. —IMDb
Jamie Babbit (born November 16, 1970) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She directed the films But I’m a Cheerleader, The Quiet and Itty Bitty Titty Committee. She has also directed episodes of television programs including Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck and The L Word. She is involved with film production company POWER UP.
After graduating from Barnard in 1993, Babbit’s first job was as a production assistant for Martin Scorsese on The Age of Innocence. After that she worked as a production assistant on John Sayles’s The Secret of Roan Inish where she worked with fellow aspiring filmmakers Karyn Kusama and Jasmine Kosovic.
Babbit’s next job was as script supervisor on John Duigan film The Journey of August King – a job that with little experience she “lied her way into”.This was followed by Su Friedrich’s television film Hide and Seek. In 1996, after working on If These Walls Could Talk, where she met her future partner Andrea Sperling… read more
suprisingly a pretty good watch; basically outlining the casualty of morality within a typical rich and 'hollywood' esque family; who adopt their goddaughter as she is orphaned. Really good acting from the leads, elisha cuthbert as nina as well as camille belle as dot (gorgeous and enchanting character, watching her play the part is almost voyeurish, if that makes sense)