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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 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)  »

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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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Spoofs Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Satan (Industry Standard Edit)
Performed by Orbital
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A polyamory movie with heart and courage
3 October 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Veronica, single and uninvolved, meets two men at the same concert at the same club. It would be hard for them to be more different: Abel, who she meets on the crowded dance floor, is dark, sensitive, and a bit shy; Zed, the drummer of the band, is bleached blond and very outspoken. She is torn, and can't make up her mind which of them to see. So she goes out with both of them.

The rest of the film follows her life for the next year, and how she handles her complex situation - which becomes even more complicated when another man, Ernest, comes into the picture. Unusually for a film (especially one made in the US), it resists the temptation of taking an easy path out of her situation.

It's not perfect. It looks at some of the problems that can arise from multiple relationships, but she has too easy a time resolving them; it takes a lot longer in real life. But at least it acknowledges that the problems exist, and that it is possible to find answers.


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