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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 1999 (USA)
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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife ... See full summary »

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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new relationship with a veterinarian's assistant, his ex-wife suddenly reappears and wants to re-assert herself in her husband and son's life. On top of the romantic conflict, he is also suddenly presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to join a major firm in Dallas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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29 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Kate Durrell: [to Russ] When I was in the bathroom, I was thinking about the time, God, I don't even think Calvin was 6-months-old, when we were down at the lake. And it started to rain, and you put him in the ice chest, you covered him - you covered him with a blanket. And that's the way I always think of him when I think of him with you. Y'know, being safe and protected in a cool dry place.
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very very good
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

vince vaughn does a great great job of acting in this; especially since he doesn't usually play a serious part.

i was very impressed by the story line and reality of this movie, and would recommend it to everyone.

i think joey lauren adams and monica potter do excellent jobs as well.

i saw it this Sunday on TV, when i was flipping channels, and i ended up watching the entire movie, and hating the commercials in between.

it was so realistic and so much what life is really like for couples and when you have a child- i really got into it. i even called my mom and sis and told them to watch it.

a cool dry place is an excellent movie, and i am going to try and buy it soon!


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