Cholodenko and Blumberg began analogue the calligraphy in backward 2004.The activity was helped to get off the arena by the ability of actors who agreed to join, aboriginal Julianne Moore, followed by Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening. Cholodenko stated, "People absolutely admired what Stuart [Blumberg] and I got on the folio but there was a abhorrence agency apropos how the blur was activity to accomplish money, as the accountable amount is tricky.The blur about got the blooming ablaze in 2006, but Cholodenko adjourned the activity afterwards she became abundant by way of an bearding agent donor. Afterwards giving birth, she resumed assignment on the blur and won costs from three above investors, including the French benefactor UGC.
Principal photography was completed in 23 canicule in Los Angeles in July 2009.The blur was fabricated for about $4 million.The filmmakers rushed to accomplishment the post-production in time for the Sundance Blur Festival, area it was accepted afterwards the borderline for aggressive entries. On January 25, 2010 the blur had its premiere, acceptable one of the festival's blemish hits.A few canicule later, Focus Features acquired the administration rights for $4.8 million.At the 60th Berlinale, the blur was awarded with a Teddy.The blur bankrupt the 2010 Sydney Blur Festival and opened the Los Angeles Blur Festival.
* Annette Bening as Nic, a physician.She is aching back the accouchement adjudge to accompany Paul into their lives, and afraid that he will agitate the ancestors dynamic.
* Julianne Moore as Jules, who has never had a career but is absorbed in starting a mural architecture business.
* Mark Ruffalo as Paul, commitment-phobic restaurateur.He was the bearding agent donor for both children.
* Mia Wasikowska as Joni, who has afresh angry 18 and is set to leave for college.
* Josh Hutcherson as Laser, the 15-year-old son who asks Joni to advice him accommodated their biological father.
* Yaya DaCosta as Tanya, a acquaintance of Paul.