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Eddie
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Anne (as Cathy Curtin)
Timothy Pilato ...
Hospital Kid
Ramon Moses ...
Greedy Roommate
Eric Weiner ...
Sloppy Roommate
Joshua Astrachan ...
Pot-Smoking Roommate
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Fiche Lock Roommate
Devin Eggleston ...
Beach Blanket Roommate
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Hyper-Wary Tenant
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Ray
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Dr. Banarjee
Michael Huston ...
Angry Actress
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Brush with Happiness Guy (as Voltaire)
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Weather Video Guy
Joy Findlay ...
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Ed lives in Wisconsin, but he's just been dumped by his girlfriend. So he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. He has a good partnership with his promiscuous roommate Ray. And he's made some great friends, characters at the local diner. But then there's Natalie (Lee for short). She's just what Ed thinks he's looking for, and she's available...or is she? Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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It's the hardest move a guy has to make.

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Am Anfang war es Liebe  »

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[Ed envisions his breakup with translators to help]
Anne, Ed's ex: I'm like a balloon and you're like a rock.
Female Translator: I'm open to change. You're an immovable objest who can't see the benefit of a little risk.
Eddie Brodsky: I think you're wrong.
Male Translator: I'm right, as usual.
Anne, Ed's ex: I just think we need to take some time to rethink what we're doing together, maybe make some things a little less exclusive.
Female Translator: There's a guy at work who makes the zipper on my jeans melt.
Eddie Brodsky: (to translator) No.
Female Translator: Yes.
Eddie Brodsky: I don't think it's healthy for us to see other people.
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Written by Cathy Lopez & Dassi Rosenkrantz
Performed by La Noreste
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Delightful Low Budget Guy Meets Girl in NYC
4 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film very charming. Unlike many films shot in New York City this one more closely resembled the New York I knew when I lived there (back in the late 80s) going to school and while I worked there the following two years; small dwelling spaces, parties at friends places, the local diner down the street, and the folk music scene. While the script could have been sharper the film more than makes up for it with the subtle but sensual sexuality of Callie Thorne, the at times stunning photography of Peter Nelson, and the really quite amazing soundtrack. Anyone looking for a film with heart will not go wrong giving this little known gem a view.


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