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Splendor (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 May 2000 (Iceland)
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An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Veronica
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Abel
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Zed
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Mike
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Ernest
Dan Gatto ...
Mutt
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Alison
Audrey Ruttan ...
The Gloved One
Nathan Bexton ...
Waiter
Amy Stevens ...
Nana Kitty Cat
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Mike's Stupid Boss (as Adam Carola)
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Supermarket Cashier (as Julie Millette)
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Model #1
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Model #2
Emile Hamaty ...
The Wizard Cashier
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An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At first she despairs. Then she finds a way to date both without their finding out. Then she tells both about it. Then Abel and Zed meet each other, and, after much initial conflict, they wind up living together and evolve into a very odd yet happy threesome. However, as time goes by Veronica starts growing apart from them, while Abel and Zed become brother-like (and kid-like). So when a director starts courting a pregnant Veronica, strains ensue. Will Abel and Zed be able to grow up and save the day?... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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

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12 May 2000 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,937 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$45,703 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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During the whole conversation between Veronica, Abel and Zed after her return from Maui, the hands on the clock remain at 02:55. See more »

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References Three's Company (1977) See more »

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I'll Kill You
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Goofy, lovable modern menage a trios comedy.

I am not the sort of reviewer who lambastes a film for not being what it never intended to be. This goofy, lovable little comedy is highly enjoyable and clever and is full of unusual twists. The two guys Veronica (Kathleen Robinson) falls in love with(Matt Keeslar and Johnathon Schaech)are both gorgeous, but totally inept, ineffectual and co-dependent. Rather than vying for being the macho guy who becomes her one and only, they revert to being taken care of by their "Veronica" and in this way, reveal that their attraction to her is more motherly than wifely (is that a word?).

When she does meet a stable, caring man who is willing to marry her and give her and her "little stranger" a secure future, she is torn between love and security.

Robertson, who resembled Nicole Kidman more than just a little, gives a tongue in cheek but emotionally true performance. Schaech (God, I wish he'd change his name to something more spell-able) plays Abel as a goofy, but totally lovable nerd, and Keeslar plays his Zed as a man who thinks with his crotch, but is in his own nerdy way, totally lovable as well.

The drunken scene where Veronica dares Abel to kiss Zed is met with disgust, but when she asks Zed to kiss Abel, Zed explains "It's not going to kill you, believe me!" Zed's been around the block more than once and the kiss, which is all Keeslar, is beautiful.

Eric Mabius' Eric- the stable one - is equally attractive in his own way. None of the men here are perfect and as in real life, Veronica must choose the lesser of two imperfections to invest her future in.

Abel and Zed (yes, the alphabet from A-Z) are two sexy losers. Eric is a non-sexy winner. Veronica is just confused, but underneath it all, she is one smart lady cookie.

Schaech's CinemaScope smile is a killer and Keeslar's abs are as lethal. What would you have done?

See it- Araki's writing and direction are a delight.


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