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Writer (WGA):
Nicole Holofcener (written by)
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Release Date:
17 July 1996 (USA) See more »
A movie for everyone who wants to get married and stay single at the same time.
Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Walk to the nearest video store soon and rent this nice film See more (32 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Amy Braverman ... Young Amelia
Miranda Rhyne ... Young Laura

Catherine Keener ... Amelia

Anne Heche ... Laura

Randall Batinkoff ... Peter
Brenda Denmark ... The Vet (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)

Vincent Pastore ... Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient

Liev Schreiber ... Andrew

Todd Field ... Frank

Kevin Corrigan ... Bill

Joseph Siravo ... Amelia's Therapist
Rafael Alvarez ... Laura's Sexy Patient
Ritamarie Kelly ... Ellen
Steve Cohen ... Actor In Play
Jordan Levinson ... Peter's Friend
Heather Gottlieb ... Amelia's Co-Worker

Lynn Cohen ... Andrew's Mom
Lawrence Holofcener ... Andrew's Dad
Nitza Wilon ... Cat Sympathizer

Allison Janney ... Gum Puller

Alice Drummond ... Betsy

Bettina Skye ... Virginia (as Louise Yanofsky)
Michael Kroll ... Rick
Isa Thomas ... Aunt Cynthia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Clayton ... Gallery owner

Mark Neveldine ... Video Store Dude (uncredited)

Ray Zorhed ... Sci-Fi Filmfest Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicole Holofcener 
Writing credits
Nicole Holofcener (written by)

Produced by
Dorothy Berwin .... executive producer
Ted Hope .... producer
Scott Meek .... executive producer
James Schamus .... producer
Original Music by
Billy Bragg 
Cinematography by
Michael Alan Spiller  (as Michael Spiller)
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
Art Direction by
Roswell Hamrick 
Costume Design by
Edi Giguere 
Makeup Department
Renee Moy-Franka .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Victoria McGarry .... production manager
Kelly Miller .... post-production supervisor
Jake Myers .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Escott .... second assistant director
Richard Greenberg .... first assistant director
Linda Perkins .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Bonner .... assistant property master
Avery S. Brandon .... scenic artist (as Avery Brandon)
Tina Conroy .... art department coordinator
Thomas B. Grimes .... property master
Michael Kucmeroski .... set dresser
Charles Winters .... lead person
Ben Younger .... swing
Sound Department
Steve Borne .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Duckett .... dialogue editor
Gisburg .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Andy Kris .... foley recordist
Betsy Nagler .... boom operator
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Parks .... sound effects editor
David Powers .... production sound mixer
Linda Russo .... foley artist
Marc S. Shaw .... dialogue editor (as Marc Shaw)
Steve Silkensen .... adr recordist
Steven Strassberg .... stereo sound consultant: stereo
Melissa Zaroff .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Allanoff .... still photographer (as Ben Allanoff)
Cesar Baptista .... grip
Matt Chubet .... key rigging grip
Darcy Dennett .... camera intern
Rob Featherstone .... first assistant camera
David Feldman .... third grip
Marty Granger .... still photographer (as Martha Granger)
Mitsuru Komori .... still photographer
Manuel Cuotemoc Malle .... still photographer (as Manuel Cootemoc Malle)
Andreas Rentsch .... still photographer
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... best boy grip (as Michael Rodia)
Ann Ruark .... still photographer
Nat Russell .... key grip
Noah David Smith .... second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer (as W. Frank Stubblefield)
Joe Stubblefield .... third electrician
Pamela Weese .... best boy electric (as Pam Weese)
Adam Lawrence .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Cyndi Brenner .... extras casting
Julie Lichter .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Cohn .... wardrobe intern
Melaine D. Lewison .... wardrobe supervisor (as Melanie Lewison)
Jane Lukasbok .... wardrobe intern
Nancy Plominski .... costume constructor
Karen Rudd .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Lori Atkins .... editing intern
David Frankel .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Dave Pultz .... color timer
Matt Steigbigel .... editing intern
Tim Streeto .... post-production intern
Location Management
Andy Clark .... location manager
Steve Cohen .... location scout
Annie Cotton .... location scout
Janet Henry .... location scout
Suk Yi Mar .... location intern
Greg McHale .... location scout
Christine Welker .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Carol Sue Baker .... music supervisor
William Ewart .... music supervisor
Joe Lisanti .... music editor (as Joseph Lisanti)
Grant Showbiz .... music engineer
Grant Showbiz .... music mixer
William Ewart .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gary Mahr .... transportation captain
Ben Younger .... driver
Other crew
Glen Basner .... assistant: Ted Hope
Susan H. Bodine .... legal counsel (as Susan Bodine)
William Bragger .... set production assistant
Cyndi Brenner .... product placement coordinator
Jean-Christophe Castelli .... assistant: James Schamus (as Jean Christophe Castelli)
John Chamberlin .... assistant accountant
John 'JR' Craigmile .... accounting consultant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Pamela Degelsmith .... set intern
Nicole Duryea .... set intern
Brad Fox .... intern
Lyle Gamm .... intern
Neil Girardi .... intern
Dena Gittelman .... set production assistant
William Graef .... title designer
Joyce Hsieh .... post-production accountant
Little Wing Lee .... intern
Susie Lim .... intern
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production auditor
Jon Marcus .... assistant: Nicole Holofcener
Katie Mcquerrey .... craft service (as Katie McQuerrey)
Anthony Medina .... parking production assistant
Peter Metsopoulos .... post-production delivery coordinator
Gabrielle Mullem .... intern
Alex Panagakis .... unit publicist
William Perkins .... production coordinator
Wayne Petrucelli .... security officer
Tim Pierce .... intern
Libby Richman .... assistant production coordinator
Ted Robinson .... set production assistant (as Ted Robinson Jr.)
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance (as Albert G. Rubin)
Sue Simon .... office assistant
Mary Jane Skalski .... post-production delivery coordinator
Chad Smith .... office production assistant
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor (as Sheila G. Waldron)
Danielle Welon .... product placement intern
Benjamin Allanoff .... special thanks (as Ben Allanoff)
David Askin .... special thanks
Gabriel Bartalos .... special thanks (as Gabe Bartalos)
Rene Bastian .... special thanks
Maxine Benson .... special thanks
Eddi Berger .... special thanks
Molly Bernstein .... special thanks
Susan Block .... special thanks
Anthony Bregman .... special thanks
Reinhard Brundig .... special thanks
Chris Catterall .... special thanks
Roberto Cicatto .... special thanks
Carmen Corrigan .... special thanks
Ceci Dempsey .... special thanks (as Cece Dempsey)
Bertis Downs .... special thanks
Oliver Fryer .... special thanks
Ronda Gomez-Quinones .... special thanks
Karen Hefler .... special thanks
Frank Henenlotter .... special thanks
Julia Holofcener .... special thanks
Lawrence Holofcener .... special thanks (as Larry Holofcener)
Kevin Hyman .... special thanks
Peter Jenner .... special thanks
Carol Joffe .... special thanks
Charles H. Joffe .... special thanks (as Charles Joffe)
Jack Lechner .... special thanks
Matt Maller .... special thanks
San Fu Maltha .... special thanks
Geoffrey Meyer .... special thanks
Luigi Missini .... special thanks
Fiona Mitchell .... special thanks
Joe Monge .... special thanks
Madeleine Moskowitz .... special thanks
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
Gloria Norris .... special thanks
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... special thanks
Daniel Ouellette .... special thanks (as Dan Ouellette)
Wendy Palmer .... special thanks
Stephen Pearlman .... special thanks
Alison C. Rosa .... special thanks (as Alison Rosa)
Alison Cohen Rosa .... special thanks
Mohan Saum .... special thanks
Michael Schuler .... special thanks (as Mike Schuler)
Kelly Simpson .... special thanks
Tim Spitzer .... special thanks
Suzanne Strohmaier .... special thanks
Patricia Stuhler .... special thanks
Shelly Surpin .... special thanks (as Shelley Surpin)
Brian Thurston .... special thanks
Stephanie Venditto .... special thanks
Liz Wrenn .... special thanks
Irwin Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Harold Ramis has a cameo appearance as one of the men in the play that Laura goes to see.See more »
Continuity: When Laura and Frank are at the restaurant, Frank puts his menu away twice.See more »
Andrew:I hope he calls back.
Amelia:I don't.
Andrew:What do you mean? I thought that's what I needed to be here for. Those sickos are the loneliest slimiest... hello cookies... hmm... I like.
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Movie Connections:
References The Golden Boat (1990)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Walk to the nearest video store soon and rent this nice film, 6 April 2007
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Amelia (Catherine Keener) is a very needy person. Therefore, losing her childhood friend Laura (Anne Heche) as a roommate has been tough. Laura has moved in with her boyfriend and is on the verge of becoming engaged. That hurts, as Amelia has not had good luck with men. She is forever phoning her best friend, nevertheless, for advice and for support in coping with life's problems, from a sick cat to a former boyfriend/pornography addict (Liev Schreiber). Laura, a counselor, does her best to be available for Amelia, but wedding plans and minor tifts with her intended leave her with less free time than ever. Will Amelia learn to just stand on her own two feet, for goodness sake? This is a quietly thoughtful film about friendship and its boundaries. Keener is wonderful as the friend who relies on others to help her through life's ups and downs. Even the most cherished friendships need room to breathe and Amelia has to learn this the hard way. Heche is likewise very fine as the beautiful lady who appears to have it all but may, in fact, have some flaws, too. Todd Field is great as Laura's fiancé and Schrieber gives a nice turn as a commitment phobic, sexually obsessive addict. All of the production necessities, from costumes to sets to direction, are quite nice. Then, too, the script is quirky, funny and original as well. No, this is not a thrill-a-minute adventure, so those who eschew slower paced, dialogue-driven films will want to skip over this one. Yet, if you adore romantic dramas brimming with life, humor, and important statements, here is the film you've been looking for. Walk to the nearest video outlet and peruse the shelves until you grasp this little gem in your hands.

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