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Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing ... See full summary »

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Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing each other. A few days later, they're back together, but within two hours, he takes offense at an off-hand remark, and the separation starts in earnest. They see other people, then, out of the blue, Steve asks Monica to marry him. She says yes, and a time of ecstasy begins: they interview strangers, asking them what makes a marriage work, and she moves in with him. Then comes the wedding, and when Steve freezes, anger rends the relationship again. Can harmony return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When the sex is great. When the passion is intense. When the love is strong. It's time for... breaking up.

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Steve: Who says we want what we think we want? We want what we think we are supposed to want? Like what the books tell us to want. And the movies. That's what I wanted. Happy. Happy, happy, happy. Shit like that, ok? We didn't get that. That's the end of that. Ok? It's not... the end of us. It's the end of a dream, that's all. You wake up in the morning, the dream's over, so what? We're still here...
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Beautiful!
25 July 2005 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Geat movie. Salma and Russell really shine together, and the dialog is amazingly good and really hits the spot.

The two main characters spend a lot of time talking about relationships, but it never gets cheesy - quite the opposite. Its real, its insightful, and it vividly portrays the complex emotions that go into relationships and the conflicting feelings that make them so exasperating and yet so irresistible.

And of course Salma is absolutely a treat to the eyes.

If you've been in love, and if you've ever felt the pain of parting - even temporarily - you'll just fall in love with this move.

A must see.


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