Tiptoes

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Not to be confused with the 1927 film Tip Toes.
For other uses, see Tiptoe (disambiguation).
Tiptoes
Tiptoes.jpg
DVD cover for Tiptoes
Directed by Matthew Bright
Produced by Elie Cohn
Chris Hanley
Fernando Sulichin
Douglas Urbanski
Brad Wyman
Written by Bill Weiner
Starring Matthew McConaughey
Kate Beckinsale
Patricia Arquette
Gary Oldman
Music by Curt Sobel
Cinematography Sonja Rom
Edited by Paul Heiman
Distributed by Reality Check Productions
Release date(s) September 8, 2003
Running time 90 minutes
91 minutes (France)
Country United States
France
Language English

Tiptoes (also known as Tiny Tiptoes) is a 2003 film starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Patricia Arquette, and Gary Oldman. The film was screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.[1] Tiptoes was never released theatrically in the United States, and it instead went straight to DVD.

Production[edit]

According to Peter Dinklage, the original cut of the film was "gorgeous", but the director was fired shortly after turning it in, and the people who fired him recut the film into a "rom-com with dwarves".[2]

Plot[edit]

Carol (Beckinsale)—a talented painter and independent woman—falls in love with Steven (McConaughey) without knowing much about him other than he's the perfect man. But when Carol finds herself pregnant it forces Steven to expose his darkest secret—his family. Steven happens to be the only average-sized person in a family of dwarfs, including his twin brother Rolfe (Oldman). Carol and Steven are then forced to come to terms with the fact that the fetus she carries may be born a dwarf. This terrifies Steven, who does not want his child to suffer the same way Rolfe did as a child. As Carol decides to carry the child, she and Steven grow further apart, and she begins to rely on Rolfe to teach her about life as a dwarf.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Based on 7 reviews, the film carries a "Rotten" rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabin, Nathan. "It’s Only The Size Of Your Heart That Counts Case File #154: Tiptoes". A.V. Club. Retrieved 09-10-2010. 
  2. ^ Kois, Dan (March 29, 2012). "Peter Dinklage Was Smart to Say No". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Tiptoes". Rotten Tomatoes. 

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