We Don't Live Here Anymore

We Don't Live Here Anymore

Director: John J. Curran

Cast: John J. Curran, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause

     
 

Two marriages and four lives are brought to a crossroads by infidelity in this drama, based on a pair of short stories by author Andre Dubus. Jack (Mark Ruffalo) is a college professor whose marriage to Terry (Laura Dern) has been going through a rough patch. Beyond the tensions over Terry's failings as a mother and housekeeper, Jack is deeply infatuated with Edith… See more details below

Overview

Two marriages and four lives are brought to a crossroads by infidelity in this drama, based on a pair of short stories by author Andre Dubus. Jack (Mark Ruffalo) is a college professor whose marriage to Terry (Laura Dern) has been going through a rough patch. Beyond the tensions over Terry's failings as a mother and housekeeper, Jack is deeply infatuated with Edith (Naomi Watts), the beautiful wife of his best friend, Hank (Peter Krause), a fellow professor and struggling poet. As it happens, Edith is also attracted to Jack, and they soon begin an affair that Edith is certain will soon be found out. Hank, meanwhile, is a man with a flexible attitude about his own fidelity, and he falls into a relationship with Terry. Before long, all four parties learn about the infidelity of their spouses and friends, with differing reactions; Terry becomes desperate to save her marriage, Jack decides he's in love with Edith, but neither couple is willing to divorce. We Don't Live Here Anymore received its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
John J. Curran's We Don't Live Here Anymore is a chamber piece of a movie that offers an unflinching portrait of two marriages that are each experiencing severe rocky patches. For anybody who enjoys watching actors act, this film offers plenty to savor. Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern capture the casual cruelty longtime couples can inflict on each other while simultaneously serving up enough self-loathing for behaving that way -- a vicious circle that grows more vicious as the film progresses. Naomi Watts balances fragility and anger with remarkable skill, while Peter Krause manipulates everybody with a potent cocktail of selfishness and intelligence. The filmmakers do a first-rate job of art direction, using the interiors of the two couples' houses to symbolize the state of their respective marriages. The film's cold, controlled tone doesn't allow any air into the film, and the screenplay makes an error by giving the emotional climax to Krause and Watts after giving the majority of the screen time to Ruffalo and Dern. However, those in the mood for a feel-bad look at four deeply flawed humans should find the performers compelling enough to trump the film's flaws.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2004
UPC:
0085393896621
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Ruffalo Jack Linden
Laura Dern Terry Linden
Peter Krause Hank Evans
Naomi Watts Edith Evans
Sam Charles Sean Linden
Haili Page Natasha Linden
Jennifer Bishop Sharon Evans
Jennifer Mawhinney Audrey
Amber Rothwell Lauren
Meg Roe Lollipop Girl
Jim Francis Joe Ritchie
Marc Baur Plumber
Patrick Earley Jim
Michael Convertino Musician
Clayton Haslop Musician
Dennis Karmazyn Musician
David Low Musician
Ken Yerke Musician

Technical Credits
John J. Curran Director,Sound/Sound Designer
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Anne Bakker Sound/Sound Designer
Lesley Barber Score Composer
Lindsay Bucknell Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Carlin Associate Producer
Michael Convertino Score Composer
Alexandre de Franceschi Editor
Tony Devenyi Production Designer
Ruth Epstein Executive Producer
Jonas Goodman Producer
Larry Gross Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Harvey Kahn Producer
Ken Lawson Co-producer,Production Manager
Robert Lee Art Director,Asst. Director,Co-producer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Bernadette Meyers Associate Producer
Laurie Parker Musical Direction/Supervision
Dan Redford Stunts
Sanford Rosenberg Co-producer
Mark Ruffalo Executive Producer
Michael Shepard Associate Producer
Steve Smith Sound/Sound Designer
Katia Stano Costumes/Costume Designer
Naomi Watts Producer
Rick Willoughby Art Director
Dina Zecchel Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Two Couples [4:40]
2. Momentary Truth [3:47]
3. Saturday Morning [6:10]
4. How We'll get Caught [5:40]
5. Space [2:31]
6. Thoughts in the Woods [3:37]
7. Hank's Principles [3:44]
8. Disturbing Conversation [6:01]
9. Look at Me [1:51]
10. What's on the Page [4:30]
11. Watching the Trapped [4:31]
12. I Know the Routine [3:37]
13. Turning Points [1:18]
14. Awkward and Worse [3:25]
15. Infidelity's Details [5:05]
16. They Did It [6:16]
17. Concentrate on Hate [3:43]
18. Cleaning House [2:52]
19. At the Edge [5:01]
20. We Can Do This [3:54]
21. Too Sad [4:13]
22. It's Over [5:05]
23. End Credits [3:03]

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