How to Deal


1h 41m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Sometimes life gets turned upside down. And maybe that's why it's so hard to believe that anyone, especially 17 year-old Halley Martin, could actually experience that thing called love. The people closest to Halley are in the midst of major upheavals in their love lives. Her mother, Lydia, is embitt

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andre French; Daniel B Hastings; Gregory Clayton; Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Sometimes life gets turned upside down. And maybe that's why it's so hard to believe that anyone, especially 17 year-old Halley Martin, could actually experience that thing called love. The people closest to Halley are in the midst of major upheavals in their love lives. Her mother, Lydia, is embittered by her recently finalized divorce. Her sister, Ashley, is marrying a guy with whom she is constantly fighting. Her best friend, Scarlett, can't keep her hands off of her first serious boyfriend. Most distressingly for Halley, her father, Len, who is a DJ at a local radio station, combats his midlife crisis with a stereotypically boyish elopement to the station's much-younger traffic reporter. So how's Halley supposed to deal? She isn't about to let herself succumb to the pipe dream of storybook romance, and Macon Forrester is the one guy who challenges her idea that love just complicates a perfectly good friendship. As Halley's life grows more and more complicated, she finds a friend in Macon, but when she feels herself falling for him, will Halley move beyond her fears and disappointments to experience real love?

Crew

Kate Abernathy

Assistant

Jon Ailetcher

Sound Mixer

Quita Alfred

Costume Supervisor

Scotty Allan

Gaffer

Jason Altieri

Production Assistant

Ross A Anderson

Property Master

Allan Angus

Generator Operator

Ron Annabelle

Coordinator

Samantha Armstrong

Script Supervisor

Mike Aruol

Sound Mixer

Jeff Authors

Assistant Director

Rudy Baccuchi

Driver

Don Barker

Swing Gang

Mark Basler

Driver

Anthony Beaudoin

Finance Manager

Luke Beaudrow

Grip

Neena Beber

Screenplay

Doug Bell

Grip

Andy Bely

On-Set Dresser

Allison Bergstrand

Assistant

Jill Bernheimer

Production Assistant

Matthew Bernsen

Video

Steffany Bernstein

Costume Supervisor

Michael Bero

Accountant

Pierre Berube

Best Boy

Zena Bielewicz

Camera Trainee

Marco Black

Assistant Director

Marco Black

Unit Production Manager

Gary Blufer

Sound Effects

Samuel Bojin

Best Boy Electric

Russell Bowie

Assistant Camera Operator

Lisa Brookes

Assistant Director

Darrin Brown

Assistant Director

Lloyd Brown

Props Buyer

Diane Brunjes

Assistant Editor

Craig Bulmer

Electrician

Steven Butensky

Accountant

Shawna Callahan

Editor

Camille Calvet

Makeup Artist

Kelly Campbell

Stand-In

Carlos Caneca

Set Decorator

Robert Carr

Sound Recordist

Laurie Cartwright

Production Insurance

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects

Jaime Chaparro

Driver

Penny Charter

Assistant Director

David M. Chisholm

Production Coordinator

Jai Chong

Painter

David B Clark

Painter

Gregory Clayton

Cable Operator

Matt Cluett

Apprentice Editor

Mac Cook

Driver

Robin D. Cook

Casting Consultant

Sylvain Cournoyer

Makeup Artist

Paul Curtis

Supervising Sound Editor

Jessica Daniels

Casting Assistant

Chris David

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Daniel R Davis

Production Designer

Terry Dean

Craft Service

Tina Dean

Craft Service

Isabel Debiasio

Costume Supervisor

Augustine Delgado

Greensman

Sarah Dessen

Source Material

Ron Dickie

Property Master

Raymond Duff

Assistant Director

Mark Dufour

Grip

Michele Dunn

Costumer

Aric Dupere

Extras Casting Assistant

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Casting Assistant

Maria Duplaga

Assistant Costume Designer

Chris Dusendschon

Digital Effects

Eric Alan Edwards

Other

Eric Alan Edwards

Director Of Photography

Henry Embry

Sound Mixer

Toby Emmerich

Executive Producer

Chris Ervin

Visual Effects

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

John Michael Fanaris

Sound Effects

Tracy Fedak

Accounting Assistant

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting

Heidi Ferrer

Other

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Joe Fineman

Post-Production

Christopher Flores

Driver

Carson T Foster

Grip

Wayne Frampton

Coordinator

Candide Franklyn

Camera Operator

Andre French

Cable Operator

Wendy Gaboury

Production Accountant

Monique Ganderton

Stunt Double

Darcy Gasparovic

Assistant Camera Operator

Beth Gilinsky

Art Department Coordinator

Sophie Giraud

Photography

Heinz D Gloss

Electrician

Nate Goodman

Camera Operator

Matt Graver

Location Scout

Aaron Green

Sound Effects

Elizabeth Greenberg

Casting Associate

Hemet Grennan

Driver

Debra Grieco

Line Producer

Fred Grossman

Post-Production Accountant

Elizabeth Gruszka

Makeup Artist

Dave Hadder

Boom Operator

Andrew Hall

Apprentice Editor

Amy Hammer

Post-Production Sound

Janice Hampton

Editor

Mathew Hart

Coproducer

Mathew Hart

Unit Production Manager

Daniel B Hastings

Cable Operator

Adam S Hawkey

Colorist

Jacqui Hemingway

Scenic Artist

Nicole Hilliard-forde

Casting Associate

Ron Hilts

Driver

Tim Hilts

Transportation Coordinator

John Hodges

Assistant

Paul Horn

Assistant Camera Operator

Kirk Houston

Driver

Erica Huggins

Producer

Morgan Hunwicks

Production Secretary

Wayne Ireland

Driver

Don Irvine

Rigging Grip

Brian Jagersky

Stunt Double

Delroy P. Jarrett

Electrician

Debra Johnson

Hair Stylist

Michael K Jones

Driver

Martin Kalin

Stand-In

Fred Kamping

Location Manager

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

David Kitay

Music Conductor

David Kitay

Music

Richard Kmecza

Office Assistant

Kaz Kobielski

Special Effects Coordinator

James Kohne

Dolly Grip

Lisa Kojola

Assistant

Terry Kramer

Electrician

Katherine Kremp

Hair Stylist

Scott Kroopf

Executive Producer

Marc Kuitenbrouwer

Construction Coordinator

Theresa Larche

Assistant

Julie Larose

Production Assistant

Jon Leshay

Music Supervisor

Loreen Lightfoot

Costumes

Loreen Lightfoot

Seamstress Supervisor

David Linde

Executive Producer

Robyn Link

Loader

Scott Allen Logan

Location Manager

Mitch Lookabaugh

Best Boy Grip

Cal Loucks

Set Designer

Eli Lozano

Driver

Steve Lucescu

Stunts

Steve Lucescu

Stunt Coordinator

Diana Lui

Production Supervisor

Laura Macias

Foley Artist

Vair Macphee

Production Coordinator

Anthony Mainelli

Carpenter

Mark Manchester

Key Grip

Julia Marchese

Production Assistant

Marlowe Markov

Production Assistant

Chris Martin

Best Boy Electric

James Mastroianni

Production Assistant

Diane Mcbain

Medic

Ronald Mckenzie

Location Scout

Jeff Melvin

Property Master

Jeff Melvin

Props Buyer

Jill Meyers

Music Coordinator

Allison Mondesir

Hair Stylist

M Adrian Monroe

Assistant

Michelle Montgomery

Production Assistant

Melissa Morgan

Scenic Artist

Michael A. Morongell

Sound Engineer

Tom Morrison

Driver

John Muir

Driver

Laurie Munday

Costume Supervisor

Chris Navarro

Adr

Malcolm Nefsky

Best Boy Grip

Vince Nicastro

Foley Artist

Sandra Ninham

Transportation Captain

Anthony Nocera

Video

Derek Noel

Painter

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Adr Editor

Susan Nycz

Costume Supervisor

Tim Owen

Location Scout

Mark Parsons

Key Grip

Steve Paterson

Transportation Coordinator

Jeff Peebles

Driver

Jim Peters

Greensman

Danny Piva

Electrician

Andy Potvin

Consultant

Bennett Pozil

Finance Manager

Carrie Proffer

Costumes

Brigitte Rabazo Lopez

Assistant Editor

Andrew Redekop

Art Department

Kerry Ann Redmond

Accounting Assistant

Reg Reynolds

Driver

Mark Rice

Special Effects

Lise Richardson

Music Editor

Dan Riley

Other

Terry Rodman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Andre French; Daniel B Hastings; Gregory Clayton; Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2003

Project is based on a combination of two young adult romance novels by Sarah Dessen.

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2003