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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »






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Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt brings a $400,000 jackpot for Richie. No wonder Evan turns greedy and jealous. Written by Anonymous

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Their cousins and best friends... until debt do them part! See more »



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Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$123,104 (USA) (17 April 1998)


$219,932 (USA) (24 April 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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A video cassette copy of the film figures in the plot of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm ("Aamco"), also from writer & director Larry David. See more »


(at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building. See more »


[after bumping into each other]
Richie: Well, well, well. What the hell are you doing here?
Evan: What the hell you think I'm doing here?
Richie: Hey, that was quite a joke, really. Really good going!
Evan: Well, I sure as hell didn't think you'd give some bum the keys to your house so you can scare the shit out of your mother!
Richie: You know I could have your license revoked for a stunt like that.
Evan: Well, I wouldn't have done it if you hadn't offered me *three* percent!
Richie: Three percent happened to be a very generous offer! I didn't...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see a bowl of grapes rotting as each name comes on the screen. See more »


Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Pants Tent (2000) See more »


Overture, from La gazza ladrà (The Thieving Magpie)
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Zagreb Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Halász
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13 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's so funny that I didn't know Larry David wrote the script to this movie, because the whole time I was watching it I kept saying "That scene was just like something out of Seinfeld." or "That character reminds me of George Costanza" or "He kinda reminds me of Kramer.".

Larry David applies his unique brand of comedy to this script very well. It literally plays out like a long "Seinfeld" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode. All the elements are here. Especially the way everything is related in the end.

The movie also has some really good performances from the cast, namely Steven Weber and Craig Bierko. Both of them are very fun to watch here. You can tell they must have had fun making the movie, because they work together very well.

Like I said, very Seinfeld-ish. Now that you know Larry David wrote it, you'll notice even more Larry David elements within the movie. They're everywhere when you consider the structure of the plot, the amplified & quirky characters etc...

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