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Director  Peter Markle
Adapted from  The Tenth Circle
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Mystery, Thriller
Initial DVD release  February 3, 2009
Country  Canada
The Tenth Circle (film) movie poster
Release date  June 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Based on  The Tenth Circle
Writer  Maria Nation (teleplay), Jodi Picoult (novel)
Cast  Kelly Preston (Laura Stone), Ron Eldard (Daniel Stone), Britt Robertson (Trixie Stone), Jamie Johnston (Jason Underhill), Michael Riley (Mike Bartholomy)
Similar movies  The Perfect Assistant (2008)

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The Tenth Circle is a 2008 Canadian mystery film. It is based on a Jodi Picoult novel of the same name. It was shot, in part, in Windsor, Nova Scotia.


The Tenth Circle (film) movie scenes

Britt robertson plays trixie in the tenth circle


When freshman Trixie Stone (Brittany Robertson) accuses her ex-boyfriend Jason Underhill (Jamie Johnston) of raping her, everyone is quick to take his side when he claims their intercourse was consensual. Trixie's parents, Daniel (Ron Eldard), a mild mannered comic book artist from a harsh background, and Laura (Kelly Preston), a college professor of literature sleeping with one of her students, become involved. After questioning Trixie and conducting a blood test it is revealed that Trixie was drugged, and people begin to believe that she was really raped. Jason, whose life is supposedly ruined, leaps from a bridge. Although first presumed to be suicide, Trixie and her father are later suspected of pushing him off the bridge. After the police call Daniel requesting blood samples from him and Trixie to compare to blood found under Jason's fingernails, he attempts to flee with her in his car but is soon stopped by the police, and he then tells Trixie that he was the one who pushed Jason off the bridge.

Daniel is brought in to the police station and confesses to pushing Jason, but is then brought to another room with Laura inside. Laura confesses to Daniel that she was there when Jason died. Jason (who was drunk) and Laura get into an argument as he is standing outside the bridge rails and in the struggle he loses his balance and falls off the bridge. Laura tries to grab him but is unable to pull him up and he falls down leaving scratches on Laura's hands. The police decide not to press charges against Laura and the whole family is released.

The title of the film is based on the notion in Dante's Divine Comedy that hell is divided into nine circles. In one of the final scenes of the movie, Laura, who is teaching the Divine Comedy in college, says that there must be a tenth circle in hell, kept for those who hurt their beloved ones and kept acting as if everything was as usual.


  • Brittany Robertson ... Trixie Stone
  • Kelly Preston ... Laura Stone
  • Ron Eldard ... Daniel Stone
  • Jamie Johnston ... Jason Underhill
  • Michael Riley ... Mike Bartholomy
  • Haley Beauchamp ... Zepher Santorelli
  • Geordie Brown ... Moss Minton
  • Gillian Anderson ... Shakina
  • Gary Levert ... Mr. Underhill
  • Deborah Post ... Mrs. Underhill
  • Jon Cor ... Seth
  • Leah Fassett ... Jessica
  • Mauralea Austin ... Marita
  • Molly Dunsworth ... Passing Girl # 1
  • References

    The Tenth Circle (film) Wikipedia
    The Tenth Circle (film) IMDb The Tenth Circle (film)