Trivia: The movie contains a spoof of Saving Private Ryan, where Manny is hit by a geyser and temporarily loses his hearing. Incidentally, the German voice for Manny, Arne Elsholtz, also synchronizes Tom Hanks, who also stars in that movie, which creates an inside joke by happenstance in the German version.
Trivia: Writer-director Sarah Polley had intended her feature film debut to be based on a script she wrote about a 12-year-old actress starring on a television series. She was unable to get the project green lighted, and turned to another, an adaptation of one of her favorite short stories, Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain". The story deals with a couple in their Sixties coping with the wife's Alzheimer's disease.www.translingua.com.mx
Trivia: The part of the movie where the actor 'Justin' gives his girlfriend 'Nicole' his brother's phone number, listen and have a pen and paper handy. The phone number given is a true Manhattan number complete with area code and full phone number. This is the actual phone number of Jeff Lipsky, the director.Gerard Haughey
Trivia: At the time of the filming, the St. Charles Streetcars were not running 100%. When they show the Canal St Car, one sense that shows the car running on the right side tracks toward the camera, it's actually on the wrong side. Later when he's going to her apartment, one shot shows the streetcar running on the right side tracks (as the norm), and the trolley poles are up. Later when he gets off the car, it's on the opposite side, wrong direction, rear pole is down, and he gets out through the rear door as if it was main door.norbertdx
Trivia: The plot of the movie is based on a 1934 play Thunderstorm by Yu Cao, a Chinese playwright, set in the 10th-century imperial China court. The Mandarin Chinese movie title is taken from the last line of a poem by a 9th-century rebel leader who was at war against the Tang Dynasty.
Trivia: This movie was the first ever Western movie that was co-produced with the Chinese Film Bureau. Shot on location in Shanghai, in southern Guangxi Province's green hills along the Li River, and on Beijing sound stages, it is also the first Western movie to be allowed to shoot entirely in China for decades, as stated by both the director, John Curran, and NPR.OneHappyHusky