Perfect Pie (2002)

Adaptation Of The Play

It is a story about the reunion of two once childhood friends who have drifted apart after a terrible incident. On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine – whose real name is Marie Beck – returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time Marie and her family arrived in Marmora when she was ten years old to the time she left Marmora at age fifteen, which was thirty years prior. With the exception of Don Rayford on who Marie had a crush, Patsy was shy Marie’s only friend in Marmora. However, Marie and Patsy have not been in touch since due to issues that drove Marie out of town at the time. Those issues include Marie being physically abused by her alcoholic mother, but most specifically what happened the evening of the Sadie Hawkins dance – where Don accompanied Marie – and post dance down by the railroad tracks. Marie and Patsy’s reunion may not be able to endure the thirty years of silence and the events of that night.


Rachel as: Patsy (age 15)
Other cast: Wendy Crewson (Patsy Willets), Barbara Williams (Francesca Prine), Alison Pill (Marie, age 15)
Alternative Title: None
Directed by: Barbara Willis Sweete
Written by: Judith Thompson (screenplay), Judith Thompson (play)
Production Status: Available on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD
World Premiere: September 10, 2002 at Toronto International Film Festival
Theatrical Release: September 10, 2002 (Canada)
Genre: Drama
Rated: Not Available
Distributor: Odeon Films
Run time: 92 min
Production budget: Not Available
Box office: Not Available
Producers: Niv Fichman, Jennifer Jonas, Sheena Macdonald, Daniel Iron
Original Music by: Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk
Cinematography by: Paul Sarossy

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Production Notes

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Production Process

It was filmed in Toronto, Canada.

Trivia & Facts

  • Alison Pill, who plays Marie at age 15, is also Rachel’s co-star in “Midnight in Paris“.
  • The movie is a remake of the play “Perfect Pie”.
  • Quotes from Rachel

    “I saw it on stage as well. It was wonderful. I was very lucky to be a part of that project.”
    On seeing Perfect Pie on stage (Dark Horizons)

    Quotes from Cast & Crew

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    Critical Reception

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    The movie currently doesn’t hold a rating at Rotten Tomatoes

    Awards & Nominations

    ☆ 2003 Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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