The Playroom

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,964Details
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Set in the suburbs during the 1970s, the story unfolds like a dream wrapped around a family drama, one in which all members of the Cantwell family struggle to find their way in a rapidly changing world. Maggie is a vulnerable yet tempestuous teenager who acts as big sister and surrogate mother to her three younger siblings. Upstairs in the attic she tells them fantastical stories, but only to mask what is happening downstairs. As her hard-drinking parents, Martin and Donna, entertain guests, Maggie grapples with their flawed choices and is thrust into a world she might not be ready for.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
57% - Rotten
54% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: February 8th, 2013 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 83 minutes
Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Loss Of Virginity, One Night, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: One Mind


   Martin Cantwell
   Donna Cantwell
   Maggie Cantwell
   Clark Knotts
   Janie Cantwell
   Christian Cantwell
   Sam Cantwell
   Nadia Knotts

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Gretchen Dyer
Producer    Stephen Dyer
Producer    Angie Meyer
Executive Producer    Don Stokes
Executive Producer    Lawrence Mattis
Editor    Michael Coleman
Composer    Bruce Richardson
Director of Photography    Russell Blair

Limited Releases: Glimpse Inside the Limited Releases

February 8th, 2013

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 - $1,219   12 $102   $1,219 57
2013/04/06 - $1,624 +33% 12 $135   $2,843 58
2013/04/07 - $1,057 -35% 12 $88   $3,900 59
2013/04/08 - $395 -63% 12 $33   $4,295 60
2013/04/09 - $581 +47% 12 $48   $4,876 61
2013/04/10 - $423 -27% 12 $35   $5,299 62
2013/04/11 - $665 +57% 12 $55   $5,964 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 86 $3,900   12 $325   $3,900 59

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