Hateship, Loveship

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Hateship, Loveship
Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Liza Johnson
Produced by Cassian Elwes
Dylan Sellers
Jamin O'Brien
Michael Benaroya
Robert Ogden Barnum
Written by Mark Poirier
Based on "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
by Alice Munro
Starring Kristen Wiig
Hailee Steinfeld
Guy Pearce
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Nick Nolte
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography Kasper Tuxen
Edited by Michael Taylor
Benaroya Pictures
Venture Forth
Fork Films
The Film Community
Union Entertainment Group
Release dates
  • September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) (TIFF)
  • April 11, 2014 (2014-04-11) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $80,588[1]

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.[2] On 11 March 2014, the official trailer for the film was released.


Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) moves to a new town to 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 Johanna, addressed to Ken. 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, and she finds out the truth about the man she loves. At the same time it might be time for McCauley to trust Ken, who might just have a new love.




The shooting of the film began in November 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] The film was shot with Arri Alexa digital cameras and Kowa anamorphic lenses.[4] Michael Benaroya is financing the film.[5]


  1. ^ "Hateship Loveship". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hateship Loveship". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (17 October 2012). "Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce & Nick Nolte Have 'Hateship, Friendship'". Indiewire. The Playlist (blog). Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Heuring, David. "Hateship, Friendship Framed in Anamorphic and ALEXA". VER (Fletcher Camera & Lenses). Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Patten, Dominic (8 November 2012). "Benaroya To Finance ‘Hateship Friendship’; Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Kristen Wiig Pic". Deadline.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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