Location: Tulsa, OK
"Friendship: The Innocent Years"
Directed by Ron Howard
Written by Paul Haggis
Music by John Williams
Ridge Canipe (Kyle Andrews)
Morgan York (Emma Parks)
Joaquin Phoenix (Bruce Andrews)
Jenna Fischer (Pam Andrews)
Rachel McAdams (Megan Parks)
Eric McCormack (Michael Parks)
Tagline: "Remember the innocent years?"
Synopsis: When Kyle’s parents are always fighting he chooses to turn to his best friend, Emma, for comfort. Emma on the other hand has the perfect parents making it hard for her to understand Kyle’s situation. Once Pam, Kyle’s mom, sees that Bruce’s verbal abuse might turn physical she decides to get a divorce. As Pam’s rock Megan, Emma’s mother, helps her through the situation. During the time Pam and Megan are talking Kyle and Emma have the time of their lives together even through their troubles.
What the press would say:This film takes an unlikely cast and makes it seem as if it were a cast made in heaven. Especially the two children as their performances make you feel for them and cheer for them throughout it all. This is hands down the best picture of the year. Two thumbs up! Likely awards it will be nominated for include:
Best Director: Ron Howard
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix
Best Actress: Jenna Fischer
Best Supporting Actor: Eric McCormack
Best Supporting Actor: Ridge Canipe
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel McAdams
Best Supporting Actress: Morgan York
Best Original Song: “Remember When”- Katharine McPhee and Carrie Underwood
And other technical awards!