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Speak [DVD] [2003]

Release Date:09/27/2005

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    Special Features

    • Commentary with director Jessica Sharzer and author Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Behind the scenes
    • Penguin books "Study Guide"
    • Cast filmographies
    • Closed Captioned


    Award-winning short filmmaker Jessica Sharzer makes her feature debut with the teen drama Speak, based on the young-adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Kristen Stewart stars as high school freshman Melinda, who has lost her ability to speak. Ever since a traumatic event that occurred at a party over the summer, she has chosen to remain silent. She's abandoned by her friends, while her mother Joyce (Elizabeth Perkins) is too wrapped up in her own problems to notice. By recalling the details of the past situation, it becomes clear that a date rape occurred. Yet no one has offered her support in order to deal with the psychological consequences. Eventually her art teacher Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) reaches out, helping her develop ways to express herself. Also starring Hallee Hirsh and Eric Lively. Speak premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kristen Stewart
      Kristen Stewart - Melinda Sordino
    • Eric Lively
      Eric Lively
    • Elizabeth Perkins
      Elizabeth Perkins - Joyce
    • D.B. Sweeney
      D.B. Sweeney
    • Steve Zahn
      Steve Zahn - Mr. Freeman

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