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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 ...
Elisabeth
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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
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Herself
Signy Coleman ...
Herself
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Himself - the sound man
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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)

Opening Weekend:

$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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16 April 1999 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

While amusing and occasionally close to touching 20 Dates suffers from being filmed as if it were a cheap TV show. As such there is really no reason to see it on screen. Even a low budget can sometimes allow for a sweeping, majestic, or engrossing picture. This film is flat and seems too small to fill a theater screen.

I suggest renting it but not on a date. Wait until you've been in the relationship for at least 6 months and use it to laugh at yourselves in the old days.


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