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This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men. The film is presented from their perspective and it reveals their relationship with their children, ex-wives, girl friends, male friendships, and their identities as divorced men. In addition to dealing with divorce, the film touches on spousal loss and young adult homelessness. The film can be considered a social commentary that is both comical and emotional. Written by Joel Schesser <joelsd@aol.com>

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Donny, Dave and Vic are best friends. They have everything in common ... ex-wives, new girlfriends, and the kids for the weekend.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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17 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$12,100,000 (USA)
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Amber Benson and Eliza Dushku went on to star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer the tv show together as Tara and Faith. See more »

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Donny Carlson: I ran into Marty Allen, he and Leslie are getting a divorce.
Dave Goldman: They're splitting up? Marty and Leslie?
Donny Carlson: After eleven years!
Vic Damico: Just goes to show you, you're never safe. Eleven years, busting his ass, bringing home the paycheck for what? He must have done something really terrible, like leave the cap off the toothpaste.
Donny Carlson: Actually, he was sleeping with his secretary.
Vic Damico: Yeah, well.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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You Can't Hurry Love
Performed by Phil Collins
Written by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland) / Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier
Produced by Phil Collins, Assisted by Hugh Padgham
Courtesy of WEA International/Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
Licensed by courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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For those starting over, this film is a touching and truthful inspiration for things to come
7 August 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Dave (Matthew Modine), Vic (Randy Quaid), and Donny (Paul Reiser) are a trio of friends and divorced fathers. Dave has a beautiful new young girlfriend named Kim (Maria Pitillo) but still sports a wandering eye. Vic, whose soul was definitely bruised by his ex-wife, is just agreeing to go on a blind date with Lucille (Janeane Garofalo). As for Donny (Paul Reiser), he is also having severe trouble moving on, holding his former wife in high esteem, even though she has remarried. All of the men have children that they love deeply and who fall into their custody at the appropriate times. Yet, meeting their former mates at such places as McDonald's, in order to exchange their children, still gives everyone a pang of hurt. Will Dave learn to commit himself to one woman? Will Vic let go of his resentments and take a chance on a new love? And will Donny realize his ex is never coming back and give himself permission to love someone else, even if it is Dave's former wife (Amy Brenneman)? As for the kids, will they be able to weather their parents divorce, too? This is a truthful and touching film about divorce in modern America. Yes, it is very common now, making life complicated, especially when children are involved. But, even so, it is not the end of the world, as all of the men, women, and kids discover in this movie. All of the actors are wonderful, with Quaid, especially, giving an extremely humorous and thoughtful performance. Special mention should also go to Garofalo for her drop-dead-funny, neurotic-yet-lovable portrayal of a divorcée. Then, too, the California setting is lovely, the costumes very well chosen, and the production values quite high. Most of all, the script is funny, original, and brutally honest. If you have been down the divorce highway, you should definitely make time for this film. It will help heal wounds with its laughs and sensitivity. But, even if you just want to find a film that will let you "yuck it up", this one is a terrific choice.


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