The Swearing Jar

25

111 minutes – Drama, Romance
Language: English
Festival release date: September 11, 2022 – TIFF (World Premiere)
Release date: November 4, 2022 (Toronto)
Production companies: Monkeys & Parrots, Farpoint Films, Middle Child Films
Canadian distributor: LevelFILM

The Swearing Jar is essentially about love, forgiveness, and self-recrimination and centres on Carey (Adelaide Clemens), a high school music teacher and struggling singer-songwriter attracted to a guy named Owen (Douglas Smith) who works at a local bookstore and is a struggling songwriter/guitarist. The complicating factor in the plot is the fact Carey is deeply in love with her husband, Simon (Patrick J. Adams). Their relationship reflects some or maybe all of those things faced by some or maybe all newlyweds. There are secrets, occasional disagreements and sometimes hurtful arguments. Carey, who is pregnant, decides they need to stop swearing before the baby arrives, so she comes up with the idea of a Swearing Jar. Add into the mix Simon’s mother Bev (Kathleen Turner), a mother-in-law seemingly intent on driving a wedge between her son and his wife. Oh yes, there’s still that thing with Owen, who is very attracted to Carey, doesn’t know she is married and meets her after she’s had the baby.

The Swearing Jar, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Jane Loughman
Tony Wosk
Kyle Bornais

Executive Producer:

John Bain
David Hudakoc
John Laing
Mark Gingras
Ben Rappaport
Ross Mrazek
Angelo Paletta
Morris Ruskin

Line Producer:

Kim Yu

Director:

Lindsay MacKay

Screenwriter:

Kate Hewlett

Cinematographer:

Jordan Kennington

Editor:

Lindsay Allikas

Composer:

Timothy Williams

Production Designer:

Diana Magnus

Art Director:

Alana Robshaw (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Hanna Puley

Cast: Roles:

Adelaide Clemens
Patrick J. Adams
Douglas Smith
Kathleen Turner
David Hewlett
Jade Ma
Matilda Legault
Athena Park
Nadine Roden
Randy Singh
Izzi Nagel
Isla Parekh

Carey
Simon
Owen
Bev
Bill
Jess
Gretchen / Peanut
Robin
Dr. Rose
Cyrus
Student Singer
Student Singer