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

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$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 »

Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Flowerz (Radio Edit)
Performed by Armand Van Helden Featuring Roland Clark
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Araki-lite
12 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Araki's most overtly heterosexual film, and hence painfully mainstream, is undeniably a dissapointment for fans of his previous films, particularly the brilliant twosome "Nowhere" and "The Doom Generation". In fact in many ways "Splendour" is like a John Hughes remake of "The Doom Generations" but without the explicit sex and violence, severed heads, castrations and Parker Posey in a bizarre wig - Araki has tossed his nihilism out the window, and come up with a frustratingly conventional romcom. It continues his repeated fascination with the three-way relationship, perhaps for obvious reasons he can only portray a heterosexual relationship with two males present, and his unique visual and editing style is still apparent though toned down. Not a bad film by any means as it is enjoyable and the performances are good, but one can't help but feel underwhelmed following the daft "Graduate"-style ending. Let's hope this is a one-off for Araki.


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