- All-Star Cast: The film features three Oscar winners (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Chris Cooper), four Oscar nominees (Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin and Benedict Cumberbatch) plus Emmy nominated Ewan McGregor.
- Meaningful Release Date: The film based on the play was released on Christmas Day. Considering the subject matter and the Downer Ending, it's safe to assume that this was meant to be sarcastic.
- What Might Have Been: Juliette Lewis replaced the earlier cast member, Andrea Riseborough, and Chloë Moretz auditioned for the part of Jean Fordham.
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