Little Voice

Little Voice

Director: Mark Herman Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine

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Based on Jim Cartright's play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, this screen adaptation directed by Mark Herman is an underdog film about an underdog girl named Little Voice (or LV for short). LV (Jane Horrocks from Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet who does all her own singing) is a shy, mousy woman living with her mom Mari (Secrets and Lies' Brenda Blethyn). Little Voice doesn't leave her house. Instead she sings along to her record collection of Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, and Marilyn Monroe. Her mother Mari, however, is an outspoken woman who is convinced her sex appeal (which is little) will land her a man, especially when she's drunk. One night while bar-hopping, Mari meets the suave yet sleazy talent agent Ray Say (Michael Caine), whom she takes home for a nightcap. There Ray hears the beautiful Little Voice singing a perfect rendition of Judy Garland's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. He's stunned by its beauty and thinks he can make her a star. From there the story heads in complicated, romantic, and sweet-hearted directions that should not be given away. Also starring in this small independent film is Ewan McGregor.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
UPC: 0031398138723
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brenda Blethyn Mari Hoff
Jane Horrocks Laura Hoff
Michael Caine Ray Say
Jim Broadbent Mr. Boo
Ewan McGregor Billy
Annette Badland Sadie
Philip Jackson George

Technical Credits
Mark Herman Director,Screenwriter
John Altman Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Laurie Borg Co-producer
Andy Collins Cinematographer
Michael Ellis Editor
John Graysmark Art Director
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Priscilla John Casting
Elizabeth Karlsen Producer
Bob Last Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Don Taylor Production Designer
Paul Webster Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Stephen Woolley Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Little Voice
1. Program Start [:15]
2. Opening Credits [3:41]
3. Domestic Installation [4:46]
4. Shag In a Chevy [4:17]
5. "Your Phone's Ringing" [3:17]
6. "You Blewn Me Fuse" [6:47]
7. Show Business [5:10]
8. A Woman In Lust [3:26]
9. "I'm Billy" [3:32]
10. The Big Date [3:10]
11. Impromptu Concert [4:51]
12. The First Time [6:07]
13. Birds [2:02]
14. "I'll Do It" [5:04]
15. Going Out On a Limb [4:02]
16. The Big Night [7:57]
17. "I'm the One" [4:14]
18. Ray's Big Chance [2:59]
19. Killing Time [4:02]
20. In the Way [3:42]
21. "It's Over" [3:34]
22. Getting Out of the Cage [2:40]
23. Broken Pieces [3:19]
24. End Credits [3:37]

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Little Voice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie until I saw in the final credits that Jane Horrocks did her own singing. That turned up my enthusiasm quite a lot actually. In one sense, this is the kind of film the Brits do so well, building affection for nutty misfits played by actors you've never heard of. Here we have the misfits, but played by wonderful gigantic stars, and the effect is marvelous. (Perhaps Jane Horrocks and Jim Broadbent aren't gigantic now, but they ought to be.) A thoroughly wonderful thing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of my top 10 favorites! The singing is superb, the story is sweet. You'll especially love the movie if you are a fan of fabulous female singers of the 60's or ''lounge'' music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little Voice will satisfy and inspire anyone, especially a young woman, who has ever felt suffocated and 'talked over' by a controlling and narcissistic mother. Good to the last drop, which is the best of all.