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Mute (2005)

When we meet Eileen, we see her sabotaging her big sister's wedding. We find out that she blames her older sister, Claire for a car accident that has left her deaf and mute. As Eileen tells... See full summary »


Melissa Joan Hart


Kristin Lipiro

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Credited cast:
Emily Hart ... Eileen
Emily Deschanel ... Claire
Dylan Neal ... James
Garry Marshall ... Pastor
Carlease Burke ... Translator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Albert Julie Albert ... Violinist
Matt Boren Matt Boren ... Cameraman
Bob Davidson Bob Davidson ... Dad
Samantha Hart Samantha Hart ... Bridesmaid
Jacob Jackson Jacob Jackson ... Ring Bearer
Kristin Lipiro Kristin Lipiro ... Bartender


When we meet Eileen, we see her sabotaging her big sister's wedding. We find out that she blames her older sister, Claire for a car accident that has left her deaf and mute. As Eileen tells us the story from her perspective we see a series of flashbacks that tell us about a love affair that she had with her sister's groom James. They had kept the relationship a secret due to an age difference, from everyone except Claire. When James won't believe Eileen's story about Claire trying to murder her, she sets her plan into motion and swears revenge on the newlyweds. As we watch her try to ruin Claire's big day, the audience is left guessing if Eileen's story is the truth. Written by Author

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words


Short | Comedy




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Release Date:

21 September 2005 (USA) See more »


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$50,000 (estimated)
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This short originally premiered at the 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (ShortFest), held from September 20-26, 2005 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. See more »

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This is a 7 Star because I can relate to it!
23 March 2017 | by huggibearSee all my reviews

I've been in situations where physical abuse has caused me to want revenge, settle-the-score kind of thing in which I know who has the last laugh. I've been through it all, emotionally and wanted to take physical action, but have done many things to avoid those actions, as they are quite risky in terms of law enforcement. So I stay in my mind with these kinds of desirous thoughts/things instead and await the possibility of putting the revenges in my physical story without being the actual physical action myself, but using myself spiritually (my mind) to accomplish what Eileen accomplished in this film, at least in her mind. Sometimes if we just go there in our minds instead of acting upon our thoughts, we can feel better about what took place and what's going to go down in order to be able to 'call it even'. I liked this short film a lot because it was mind work to me, instead of true follow-through on her vengeful desires to get her sister back for doing what she did. No one can take yourself away from you unless you live life by default (instead of on purpose) and allow life to just happen to you. That's why focusing is so important to us here because we are all on our own journey toward life or death, based on a focused choice. I love films like this that spark the imaginations in us. I cannot say that I totally understood this film, but the main point was very clear, whether it was true action Eileen took or just thoughts that never led to any physical creation. Intriguing, nonetheless! Thank you director!

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