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20 Dates (1998)

A documentary type film about the dates Myles has gone on as he tries to find out how to find love in the future.

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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Elisabeth Wagner ...
Richard Arlook ...
The Agent
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Herself
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Himself
Elie Samaha ...
Voice of the Producer (voice)
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Jealous Boyfriend
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Emily
Rachel Arlook ...
Rachel
Barbara Cameron ...
Herself
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Herself
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Herself
Greg Kita ...
Himself - the sound man
Michelle Madden ...
Herself
Stephanie Magid ...
Date #2
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Storyline

Myles is divorced in L.A. He wants a love life and a film career. So he decides to go on 20 dates and find true love in front of a camera, making his first feature. His patient agent, Richard, finds a $60,000 investor, the shadowy Elie. Myles starts his search, sometimes telling his date she's being filmed, sometimes not. Elie wants sex and titillation, Myles wants it "real." Myles regularly talks with his old film teacher, Robert McKee, who wonders if love is possible in modern life. Half-way through the 20 dates, Myles meets Elisabeth; she's everything he desires and she likes him. Can he finish the 20 dates, satisfy Elie, and complete his film without losing Elisabeth? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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All Myles Berkowitz wanted was a chance to save his career and his love life. What he got was... 20 Dates See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

20 Dates - L'amore in 20 incontri  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,244, 28 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$536,767, 25 April 1999
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1.85 : 1
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The date that Myles first attempts to take to Drai's, then Spago's for dinner is wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. See more »

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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Me Myself and I
21 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is not a boring movie, the audience might stay on its chair fascinated by this selfish character, Miles Berkowitz, both film-maker and actor here. The storyline is simple : after a divorce and ten years of a hollywoodian non-career, the author plays is quest for love in front of the camera. The first question is about how true is all that : what is written, what came by chance ? Both answers, "yes" or "no" portrays M.Berkowitz as a low average human beeing. If you look for a self-fiction about love like this one, I recommand you to read some independant comic books : Chester Brown, Joe Matt...

Beside of this, I felt quite disappointed to hear so much against my country, France. I know american people usually say that the french are arrogant (that might be true then), etc., and for sure the french (and the whole world) have lots of griefs against america, but why so much hate ? Don't think I couldn't like this movie only because of that anyhow.


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