For hottie-loving moviegoers like myself, two obvious highlights of the film are Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert (who struts around in a bra and panties for a solid portion of the film - yippee!). Fortunately, their performances are almost up to par with their gorgeous looks, especially Cuthbert who gets to chew up the scenery as the depressed but hateful mega-bitch. Shawn Ashmore (Iceman from the X-MEN films) is also solid as the good-looking basketball player who finds solace in "telling" the deaf Dot all his personal secrets. That's actually one of the ideas I really loved about THE QUIET - the notion of revealing undisclosed information about yourself to somebody who can't hear what you're saying. The concept gets put to good use in the film, but unfortunately it ends up not adding much when all is said and done. Plus, the film's reveal halfway through is so lame and predictable that I'm starting to question whether it was supposed to be a reveal at all.
Fetal Pig, Fetal Pig, Let Me In: Dissecting the Dissection Scene (4:53): A weird featurette that goes over the decision to use real pigs for the dissection scene in Dot's biology class.
Locations: Shooting in Austin (7:27): This one's pretty self explanatory.
Sans Celluloid: The Quiet and Digital Cinema (4:31): An interesting featurette that details the problems of having to work with DV instead of film.
Script Development (9:32): Another self explanatory featurette, but this one's more worthy of a look than "Locations."
Cast (9:53): Although Camilla Belle and Shawn Ashmore are strangely absent, this featurette goes over the casting choices for the film's more prominent characters.
There are also a large number of Previews available on the DVD.