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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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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A hilarious comedy from the co-creator of "Seinfeld" See more »

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Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe  »

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

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$219,932 (USA) (24 April 1998)
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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

[Talking about Richie]
Evan: You know what he's doing now? He's probably in the back of that limo, giving himself a blow job.
Joan: What?
Evan: Oh, yeah. He can blow himself. He's double-jointed.
Joan: [in disgust] Men!
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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 »

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Spoofs Friends (1994) See more »

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Symphony #8
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels
Conducted by Alexander Rahbari
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L.D. should have casted himself as the lead.
30 June 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Sour Grapes. The movie I wanted to love. Damn. Larry David's first directorial debut was a film I was entirely amped up to see. Being a huge fan of Seinfeld and Curb, like most of you, this is a must see film. But unfortunately it didn't even come close to meeting my expectations.

The flick revolves around two cousins, where one wins the jackpot on a slot machine from two of the other cousins quarters. The winning cousin doesn't see that he should share any money with his money-sharing cousin. What follows is lots of bickering, and silly situations.

So, the plot is pretty on par with a Curb episode. But this is where the problem and solution arises. Only Larry David himself can bring his own Curb-type humor to fruition. The two leads were good, they brought their own style, but the writing is so incredibly Larry David, it's all you compare them to. It's so damn obvious Larry should have played the winning cousin. But nevertheless, he didn't and the film suffered by it. Larry did make an appearance as a t.v. big wig, and like always stole the scene.

It's weird, I didn't hate the movie, but I didn't really like it either. Nothing truly funny, though there were a few giggles here and there. But the story was predictable, the actors didn't fit their roles and there wasn't enough L.D. Though I'll still say this is a must-see for all Larry David fans. The writing and humor is there, but it just goes to show, casting is incredibly important. No wonder Larry started his own show and made himself the lead. Genius.


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