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Sweet Nothing in My Ear – Marlee Matlin

April 17, 2008

Jeff Daniels, Noah Valencia and Marlee Matlin
The picture from CBS Broadcasting Inc.

A new “Hallmark Hall of Fame”, Sweet Nothing in My Ear, to be broadcast Sunday, April 20 (9:00 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Suppose your deaf child could have an operation (not without risk) that might allow him or her to hear again.

Dan Miller (Jeff Daniels) and his wife Laura (Marlee Matlin) only want what’s best for their happy and healthy eight-year-old son Adam (Noah Valencia), who’s been deaf since age four. Laura opposes the surgery–an implant. Being deaf, she doesn’t consider it a disability and believes an operation, regardless of the outcome, would make Adam feel that something was wrong with him. However, Dan, who can hear, misses talking and listening to his son. For him, an operation is worth the risk, believing Adam’s life would be easier and more complete if he could hear.

This is a devoted family facing a moment of truth. Together or apart, Dan and Laura must make a life altering decision on behalf of their son.

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes, inteviews (captioned), cast bios and photo gallery from Hallmark.com

Watch trailer with captioned

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  1. Anonymous
    April 17, 2008 at 11:31 am

    with deaf cast Phyllis Frelich and Ed Waterstreet, it is a MUST to watch the show.

  2. April 18, 2008 at 1:31 am

    This is certainly a catch 22 situation, however in all honesty I believe I would allow my child to undergo the surgery so that he she would be able to hear. If the operation was one that had to be done sooner than later then my permission would be given – bit I would much prefer that my child be old enough to be able to tell me what it is they want.

  3. Regina
    April 20, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This movie would sell out for DVD. alot of people would like bought those DVD for in the future….

  4. Ronna SW
    April 20, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Does anyone know if this movie will be rerun at some time in the future. My VCR malfunctioned. Thank you.

    RonnaSW@comcast.net

  5. Narissa
    April 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Sweet Nothing in My Ear dvd will be ready on May 15th, 2008.

  6. Aaron McBride
    April 20, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    My wife is hearing impaired because of bacterial meningitis as a child. She understands living both in a deaf and hearing world. We watched the movie tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. With the struggles my wife goes through as a hearing impaired person if we had a child who was a candidate for the implant I do not believe we would persue it

  7. Suzanne & LeRoy Terrio
    April 20, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “Sweet Nothing in My Ear” with Jeff Daniels & Marlee Matlin; Phyllis Frelich, Ed Waterstreet, has wonderful application for teachers/instructors of Deaf Culture, ASL Studies, Family therapists, and anyone interested in marriage and family dynamics. The emotion portrayed by the Deaf actors was touching, and the challenge Jeff Daniels handled by following the coaching of Linda Bove was impressive. He was indeed one of the most natural looking “Hearing” (non-deaf) signers to memorize his lines in conceptually accurate signing and simultaneous speaking that I have seen on televison. Although Deaf people still rely on the close captioning for the most part, most frames were impeccably shot with clarity of the actors’ signs.
    The DVD is a must for any household DVD Library, particularly anyone involved socially or professional in the Deaf Community.
    The story is a lesson that sometimes the very aspect that makes us “fall in love”, care about, or become passionate in a relationship,… can and does, at times, bring divisiveness to that very same relationship. Reconciliation is possible when we can return to the very causes which fueled the attracton in the first place. The message transcends Deaf-Hearing issues, and can ring true in “any ears”, or strobe “any eyes”.
    Suzanne (Hearing) LeRoy (Deaf) Married 23 years

  8. Suzanne & LeRoy Terrio
    April 20, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Suzanne & LeRoy Terrio Says:
    April 20, 2008 at 10:16 pm
    “Sweet Nothing in My Ear” with Jeff Daniels & Marlee Matlin; Phyllis Frelich, Ed Waterstreet, has wonderful application for teachers/instructors of Deaf Culture, ASL Studies, Family therapists, and anyone interested in marriage and family dynamics. The emotion portrayed by the Deaf actors was touching, and the challenge Jeff Daniels handled by following the coaching of Linda Bove was impressive. He was indeed one of the most natural looking “Hearing” (non-deaf) signers to memorize his lines in conceptually accurate signing and simultaneous speaking that I have seen on televison. Although Deaf people still rely on the close captioning for the most part, most frames were impeccably shot with clarity of the actors’ signs.
    The DVD is a must for any household DVD Library, particularly anyone involved socially, or professionally in the Deaf Community.
    The story is a lesson that sometimes the very aspect that makes us “fall in love”, care about, or become passionate in a relationship,… can and does, at times, bring divisiveness to that very same relationship. Reconciliation is possible when we can return to the very causes which fueled the attracton in the first place. The message transcends Deaf-Hearing issues, and can ring true in “any ears”, or strobe “any eyes”.
    Suzanne (Hearing) LeRoy (Deaf) Married 23 years

  9. Jacey125
    April 20, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I saw the movie tonight…very touching movie.. Mixed feeling for each other and they end up back together…. sweet movie

  10. flbigmouth
    April 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This movie is a great example, but I wish there was more of the con’s than pro’s of the Cochlear Implant. I am not against coclear Implant, however, I would accept my child the way he/she is. It is okay for a child to be deaf. If your child is deaf, let your child be deaf. It is not hard to educate the deaf ones, as there are great education out there along with the interpreters.

    United State of America is all about freedom. Be thankful for being American.

  11. molly
    April 21, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    is that movie “Sweet nothing to My Ear” true story or fiction?

  12. Steamy
    April 30, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    where can I purchase that movie? Amazon ?

  13. April 30, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    The dvd will be available for purchase after May 15th at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store. Find a store near you, click this http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/article%7C10001%7C10051%7C/HallmarkSite/HallmarkHallOfFame/HHOF_TOP

  14. Anonymous
    May 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Thank You Fookembug! I have been looking to see when to buy this for weeks! THANKS!!!!!!!!!

  15. Jacquie
    May 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I need know where and when coming out and how much cost for dvd ( Sweet Nothing in my Ear )

  16. Anonymous
    May 12, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    The DVD wil be coming out May 15, 2008 at your local Hallmark store. It will be about $19.95 for a DVD and $15.95 for a VHS.

  17. May 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I am deaf and I love your show! I just 13 year old and I born was deaf…

  18. Pam Stoops
    June 20, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I love the movie, plans on buy on dvd,and absolutely would love to have more deaf movies. Though with me on limit budget, I can only rent or buy movies. I love sign language, maybe someday there be total silent movies only sign language it be nice. Though our world is huge, we see limited of deaf friends.

  19. Ash
    September 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Does anyone know where someone could go to rent this movie?? Or is that possible?? I tried blockbuster and they did not have it 😦

  20. Anonymous
    December 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    ya i agree with her father and mother they both are right but making his son as to hear everything can makes alot of difference can bring alot of change in him…and wen we r talking abt her mother she’s satyin in such a inferiority complex that blindness is not disability she wants her son to be like that only…thats not a good idea but iam impressed wid adams father a father shud be lyk that

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