The Lather Effect

Overview

A handful of old friends learn you can go home again, but you'll also have to clear out the damage the next morning in this bittersweet comedy-drama. Valinda (Connie Britton) is a woman in her late thirties who is helping her parents sell the house where she grew up. A few days before the house is to be cleared out, Valinda decides to hold an Eighties theme party for all her old high school friends. The next morning, the house is a staggering mess, while Valinda and her pals are simply staggering. As they battle ...
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Overview

A handful of old friends learn you can go home again, but you'll also have to clear out the damage the next morning in this bittersweet comedy-drama. Valinda (Connie Britton) is a woman in her late thirties who is helping her parents sell the house where she grew up. A few days before the house is to be cleared out, Valinda decides to hold an Eighties theme party for all her old high school friends. The next morning, the house is a staggering mess, while Valinda and her pals are simply staggering. As they battle their hangovers with the hair of the dog, Valinda persuades her friends to help her clean up the aftermath, and over the course of the day everyone find themselves looking back on who they were and where they are now. Valinda's husband Will (Tate Donovan) is a solid, responsible guy who happens to be a bit boring. Zoey (Ione Skye) likes to think of herself as happily married, but she knows her relationship with Jack (William Mapother) is in trouble, especially since he still carries a torch for Valinda. Katrina (Caitlin Keats) is a doctor who enjoys a successful professional life, but on a personal level she's suffered through a long series of failing relationships that she's not sure will ever end. Corey (David Herman) enjoyed a brief fame as a child actor that has left him emotionally stunted. Claire (Sarah Clarke) is a sweet and sensible Midwestern wife and mom, but she's never been able to shake her love for her high school sweetheart, who (to her chagrin) didn't show up for the bash. And Mickey (Eric Stoltz) has hardly changed a bit -- he was a world-class party animal in his teens, and still cheerfully revels in alcohol and drugs. The Lather Effect is the first fiction feature from writer and director Sarah Kelly, who previously made the documentary Full Tilt Boogie (about the production of the movie From Dusk Till Dawn).
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with writer/director Sarah Kelly, editor Darren Ayres and associate producer/actor Eric Stoltz; The making of The Lather Effect; Deleted scenes; The Cameron effect; The importance of being an earnest PA
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2008
  • UPC: 013131564495
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Colorized
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,356

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Connie Britton Valinda
Sarah Clarke Claire
Tate Donovan Will
Peter Facinelli Danny
David Herman Corey
Caitlin Keats Katrina
William Mapother Jack
Ione Skye Zoey
Eric Stoltz Mickey
Technical Credits
Sarah Kelly Director, Screenwriter
Patrick Aluise Co-producer
Darren Ayres Editor
Gary Bryman Producer
David Evans Production Designer
David Grasso Executive Producer, Producer
Eric Haase Cinematographer
Dominic Kelly Score Composer
Karen Meisels Casting, Co-producer
Mike Jackson Producer
Rachel Rothman Producer
Karla Stevens Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Stoltz Associate Producer
Tim Talbott Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lather Effect
1. Main Titles [3:49]
2. 36 and Hungover [2:29]
3. Penis Pirate [6:22]
4. One!More!Night! [3:55]
5. Cleanup Fiesta [9:01]
6. Heart and Soul [7:34]
7. Quarters & Confessions [6:08]
8. Shellshocked Generation [7:57]
9. Forever Young [5:54]
10. The Lather Effect [5:51]
11. Truth or Dare [8:14]
12. Revisiting the Past [7:54]
13. Living in the Present [6:05]
14. Swamp Rat! [5:14]
15. Cheerful Goodbyes [4:55]
16. End Credits [3:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Lather Effect
   Chapters
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Surround 5.1
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Commentary with Writer/Director Sarah Kelly, Editor Darren Ayres and Associate Producer/Actor Eric Stoltz
   Extras
      Commentary
      The Making of The Lather Effect
      Deleted Scenes
      The Cameron Effect
      The Importance of Being an Earnest PA
   Play
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