GenreDrama, Romance Running time1h 42m CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) (TIFF)
April 11, 2014 (2014-04-11) (United States) Based on"Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage"
by Alice Munro WriterMark Poirier (screenplay), Alice Munro (short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage") Adapted fromHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage CastKristen Wiig (Johanna Parry), Hailee Steinfeld (Sabitha), Guy Pearce (Ken), Christine Lahti (Eileen), Nick Nolte (Mr. McCauley), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Chloe) Similar moviesDesire, Jamon Jamon, Le Divorce, The Voyeur, 9 Songs, Backroads
TaglineDare to care.
Hateship loveship 2014 official hd trailer premiere
Hateship, Loveship is an American drama film directed by Liza Johnson and written by Mark Poirier, based on the 2001 short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice Munro. The film stars Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nick Nolte. It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2013. On 11 March 2014, the official trailer for the film was released.
After showing up to work Jo's employer makes a request, having fulfilled that Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) must move to a new town to begin work as a housekeeper for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte), an elderly man who needs help keeping house, and to be a caretaker for McCauley's granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). She meets Sabitha's father and McCauley's son-in-law, Ken (Guy Pearce), who does not live with Sabitha or McCauley, but instead resides in Chicago. Sabitha's best friend, Edith (Sami Gayle), tells Johanna (after Johanna asks where Sabitha's mother lives) that Ken's wife died several years ago. After inviting Johanna and Sabitha to dinner, Ken writes a friendly note to Johanna, which his daughter delivers. Johanna writes a response letter and Sabitha's friend Edith offers to take it to the post office and mail it. Instead, she intercepts the letter and as a cruel joke, the two teenagers forge a love note from Ken, addressed to Johanna. Then they set up a fake email account for Ken (who does not have email). They impersonate him, responding to love emails from Johanna. "Ken" calls her "my only friend". But trust must be evaluated when "Ken" asks Johanna to visit him in Chicago, where she'll choose to find out the truth about Ken's life lifting it into focus.
Kristen Wiig as Johanna Parry
Hailee Steinfeld as Sabitha
Guy Pearce as Ken
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Chloe
Nick Nolte as Mr. McCauley
Sami Gayle as Edith
Christine Lahti as Eileen
Grant Case as Mover
Casey Hendershot as Mover
Brett Roedel as Jason
Brian Roedel as Justin
Joel K. Berger as Stevie
The shooting of the film began in November 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film was shot with Arri Alexa digital cameras and Kowa anamorphic lenses. Michael Benaroya is financing the film.