The Life Before Her Eyes

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Overview

Based on author Laura Kasischke's novel The Life Before Her Eyes, House of Sand and Fog director Vadim Perelman's provocative study of memory, morality, and conscience stars Uma Thurman as the guilt-ridden survivor of a harrowing, Columbine-like high-school shooting. To any outsider, Diana played as a young girl by actress Evan Rachel Wood and Maureen Eva Amurri were polar opposites; Diana was always questioning authority, while Maureen quietly went about fulfilling the expectations of her devoutly religious ...
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Overview

Based on author Laura Kasischke's novel The Life Before Her Eyes, House of Sand and Fog director Vadim Perelman's provocative study of memory, morality, and conscience stars Uma Thurman as the guilt-ridden survivor of a harrowing, Columbine-like high-school shooting. To any outsider, Diana played as a young girl by actress Evan Rachel Wood and Maureen Eva Amurri were polar opposites; Diana was always questioning authority, while Maureen quietly went about fulfilling the expectations of her devoutly religious family. Yet it was precisely theses differences that drew the two girls to one another and found them gradually growing to become best friends. As with any anxious high-school student, Diana and Maureen both existed in that strange grey zone between childhood and adulthood that found them constantly pondering the endless possibilities that awaited them in the outside world. Flash forward years later, and Diana's played as an adult by Thurman life isn't anything like she imagined it would be as a young girl. As Diana's traumatic past gradually comes into focus, it soon becomes obvious that she was profoundly affected by a pivotal event that occurred just prior to her high-school graduation.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Eva Amurri casting tape; Flower photo gallery; Flower montage; Flashback: Behind The Life Before Her Eyes; "Reflections Back and Beyond" ; Commentary With director Vadim Perelman and production designer Maia Javan
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • UPC: 876964001380
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,240

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Uma Thurman Diana, Diana (adult)
Evan Rachel Wood Diana (Teen), Young Diana
Eva Amurri Maureen
Brett Cullen Paul
Oscar Isaac Marcus
Gabrielle Brennan Emma
Jack Gilpin Mr. McCleod
Maggie Lacey Amanda (adult)
John Magaro Michael Patrick
Lynn Cohen Sister Beatrice
Nathalie Nicole Paulding Amanda (teen)
Molly Price Diana's Mother
Oliver Solomon Detective
Anna Renee Moore Blonde Student
Isabel Keating Maureen's Mother
Adam Chanler-Berat Ryan
Tanner Cohen Nate Witt
Aldous Davidson Diana's Student
Ann McDonough Librarian
Sharon Washington Nurse
Kia Jam Doctor
J.T. Arbogast Male Reporter
Jewel Donohue Mother at Shooting
Shayna Levine Page (Teen)
Technical Credits
Vadim Perelman Director, Producer
Antonio Arroyo Sound Mixer
Hala Bahmet Costumes/Costume Designer
Chase Bailey Co-producer
David Baxter Editor
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Dorian Cheah Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Pawel Edelman Cinematographer
Ann Goulder Casting
James Horner Score Composer
Maia Javan Production Designer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Miguel Lopez-Castillo Art Director
Ian McGloin Co-producer
Aimee Peyronnet Producer
Couper Samuelson Co-producer
Emil Stern Screenwriter
Mike Upton Co-producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Life Before Her Eyes
1. School's in Session [3:12]
2. "Do You Hear That?" [3:03]
3. Campus Emergency [3:02]
4. Off to School [4:03]
5. 15th Anniversary [3:28]
6. Taking the Wheel [3:06]
7. Class Notes [2:26]
8. Cooling Down [3:49]
9. Dinner Scare [4:02]
10. Dreaming [3:53]
11. Trouble Sleeping [3:26]
12. End of the Year [5:20]
13. Life's Too Short [3:42]
14. Time to Choose [2:10]
15. Saying Sorry [3:28]
16. A Handful [2:30]
17. Acting Up [3:22]
18. Out Procedure [4:21]
19. On Her Own [3:47]
20. Only One [4:04]
21. Have to Go [2:58]
22. The Woods [2:19]
23. Heart Like Yours [6:22]
24. End Credits [7:26]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Life Before Her Eyes
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Set-Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         Spanish: On
         Spanish: Off
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Vadim Perelman and Production Designer Maia Javan: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Vadim Perelman and Production Designer Maia Javan: Off
      Deleted Scenes
      Alternate Ending
      Eva Amurri Casting Tape
      Flower Photo Gallery
      Flower Montage
      Flashback: Behind the Life Before Her Eyes
      Reflections Back & Beyond
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