Ceremony (film)

Ceremony is a 2010 American film directed by Max Winkler, in his feature film directorial debut.[2] The film stars Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader and Reece Thompson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010.[3] The film was released on VOD on March 4, 2011 and opened in theaters April 8, 2011.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMax Winkler
Produced by
Written byMax Winkler
Music byEric D. Johnson
CinematographyWilliam Rexer
Edited byJoe Landauer
NALA Films
Polymorphic Pictures
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) (Toronto)
  • April 8, 2011 (2011-04-08) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$22,270[1]


Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker (Lee Pace). It soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with the filmmaker's fiancée, Zoe (Uma Thurman), and that his true intention is to thwart their impending nuptials. As Sam's plan begins to unravel, he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.



As of June 2020, Ceremony holds a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 35 reviews with an average rating of 4.86/10.[4]


  1. ^ "Ceremony (2011)". Box Office Mojo. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  2. ^ TVmoviesongs.com
  3. ^ Saito, Stephen (15 March 2010). "Toronto 2010: "Ceremony," Reviewed". IFC. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Ceremony (2011)". Retrieved 24 June 2020 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.

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