Giving It Up (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 September 1999 (Taiwan)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Gagante
Elizabeth Brenner
Johnathan Gallant
Peter McGrath
Dr. Hubbins
Timothi-Jane Graham ...
Claire Densen (as Timothi Jane Graham)
Annabel Rivera ...
Jamie (Sex Addict) (as Jon Michael Johnson)
John Metelitz ...
John (Sex Addict)
Sara Moon ...
Debra (Sex Addict)
Andrew Marks ...
Jason (Sex Addict)
Pick-Up Man (Sex Addict)


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.


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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Because of Mark Feuerstein's knack with physical slapstick (he studied with the top clown teacher in France), writer/director Christopher Kublan nicknamed him "Chaplin" on the set of the movie (he even referred to him as "Chaplin" on the call-sheet). See more »


Elizabeth: Face it, Ralph. Everything you say and do is designed to attract members of the opposite sex.
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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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