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Giving It Up (1999)

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Womanizing New York adman attempts to identify the causes of, and find a remedy for, his so-called addiction to sex, in order to win the love of a woman he respects.

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Ralph Gagante
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Elizabeth Brenner
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Johnathan Gallant
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Peter McGrath
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Dr. Hubbins
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Claire Densen (as Timothi Jane Graham)
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Amber
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Monica
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Jamie (Sex Addict) (as Jon Michael Johnson)
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Debra (Sex Addict)
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Jason (Sex Addict)
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Pick-Up Man (Sex Addict)
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Meet Ralph, charismatic New York adman about town. Encouraged by his sexist boss and unlucky-in-love buddy Peter, Ralph's life revolves around the pursuit of the opposite sex. Enter his match, smart and beautiful account executive Elizabeth, who is put off by his sex-obsessed ways, convincing Ralph to see a therapist. Just when a relationship between the two begins to flourish, Ralph gets thrown together with supermodel Amber. Now Ralph has to decide whether to change his player-like ways or risk losing the one woman he truly loves. Written by Anonymous

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No touching, no kissing, no sex... no problem.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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11 September 1999 (Taiwan)  »

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Casanova Falling  »

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Was originally titled "Casanova Falling" and sat on the shelf until Feuerstein became a name with "Good Morning, Miami." See more »

Quotes

Rex: Oh, fresh oysters. Hey, do you like oysters?
Ralph: No, I don't really get in to putting slippery, slimy, disgusting, wet, living organisms in my mouth.
Rex: I guess you don't eat pussy, then.
[she walks away, Ralph follows after her]
Ralph: I could.
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References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Congratulations Christopher Kublan
18 January 1999 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Christopher Kublan's debut movie as both a writer and director is simply incredible.

Casanova Falling is a realistic view of men and their romantic fallings...

It sheds a new light on the caveman... yet goes beyond most modern comedy/romance movies as he is honest, yet does not bash his characters for thier behaviors.

It was a true blessing to see this movie at the Nortel International Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA.

Left me with a smile on my face...


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