Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Pat
Location: NY


Directed By Robert Zemeckis
Written By Alan Ball
Music By Alan Silvestri

Principal Cast:

Evan Rachel Wood (Alison Livingston)
William H. Macy (Dan Livingston)
Joan Allen (Julia Livingston)
Chad Michael Murray (Mike Livingston)
Jon Voight (Gerry Dombrowski)
Jason Lee (Corey Nathanson)
Sean Faris (Ronnie)
Lacy Chabert (Caroline)

Tagline: "Discover your past"

Synopsis: Robert Zemeckis directs "American Beauty" writer Alan Ball's new script about a teenage girl who discovers in a heartbreaking way that she and her brother were adopted. Evan Rachel Wood leads the amazing cast as Alison, a girl who sees a picture of somebody who looks like her at Ellis Island and conducts an investigation that leads her to believe that the people who she thought were her parents have been lying to her about her origins. William H. Macy and Joan Allen play Alison's divorcing parents who have a hard time telling their daughter the truth about where she came from. Alison becomes suspicious of her parents when they refuse to tell her where they got her from and hires a private detective (Jason Lee) to find her real parents. Alison soon discovers that her real mother was raped and later murdered by a now-incarcerated sex offender, played by Jon Voight. Alison tries to connect with her real father and finds that learning the truth about her past could tear her family apart. Chad Michael Murray co-stars as Alison also-adopted, over-achieving brother who learns that his real parents were junkies. Sean Faris and Lacy Chabert also star as Alison's boyfriend and best friend, respectively.

What the press would say:

The new film from the Oscar-winning team of Robert Zemeckis and Alan Ball tells the tale of a young girl who learns that discovering her past could destroy her future. The main character Alison, played exceptionally well by Evan Rachel Wood, learns that her real father is a sex offender who raped and killed her mother after she had the baby. Jon Voight plays the sex offender in one of the creepiest screen roles since Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence Of The Lambs". But the best performances of the film comes from Alison's feuding parents (William H. Macy and Joan Allen) who are forced to come together when their daughter starts to learn her past. Overall, "Discovery" is a shocking, heart-wrenching story about one girl's desire to know her father.

Academy Awards:
Best Picture
Best Director-Robert Zemeckis
Best Actress-Evan Rachel Wood
Best Supporting Actor-William H. Macy
Best Supporting Actor-Jon Voight
Best Supporting Actress-Joan Allen
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Original Score

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