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20 Dates (1998)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
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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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Myles
Elisabeth Wagner ...
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The Agent
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Herself
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Elie Samaha ...
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Emily
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Rachel
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Herself
Signy Coleman ...
Herself
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Michelle Madden ...
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Stephanie Magid ...
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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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20 Dates - L'amore in 20 incontri  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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$40,244 (USA) (26 February 1999)

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$536,767 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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During the first date, the food on the table keeps appearing/disappearing. See more »

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8 on a scale of 10
30 July 2000 | by (Overland Park, Ks.) – See all my reviews

I guess I'm the oddball here since the average rating for this movie on Imdb is 5.6. But, I found it difficult to lose interest. I was sincerely interested in the next date. I was sincerely interested in whether the movie would get completed. And, I cared whether or not he would get his girl.

I'm not sure why the average viewer didn't like the movie any better except that most people don't like documentaries - which this was.

However, it was a personal story that had a lot of true drama. No recreations. No embellishments. Actual events and actual persons. The fact that it had a convenient place to start - Date #1 and a convenient place to end - Date #20, made it all the more appealing. I've always believed that a camera following a real person around documenting a particular achievement from beginning to end would make interesting video - and this is proof from my perspective.

You need to realize it isn't like a "normal" movie, but I found it very entertaining and well worth the time.


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