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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
Richard Arlook ...
The Agent
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Herself
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Himself
Elie Samaha ...
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Jealous Boyfriend
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Emily
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Rachel
Barbara Cameron ...
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Greg Kita ...
Himself - the sound man
Michelle Madden ...
Herself
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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Rated R for pervasive language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

20 Dates - L'amore in 20 incontri  »

Box Office

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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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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 Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

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27 March 1999 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

Malarkey is the best word to describe this trashy film. Presenting itself as a documentary on one man's search for love in LA (yawn), the film is even more about the trials of trying to get this movie finished. Myles Berkowitz in the man in charge here. He wrote it, stars in it, and directs the film. To say that his presence is unpleasant is being nice. I cannot imagine anyone finding this guy attractive, and yet the film never shows that either. Knowing beforehand that most of this picture was staged doesn't help the matter any better. Berkowitz never mentions that part of his film is faked. Although I usually don't care about cursing in films, I couldn't help but be very sickened that such a light-hearted movie would have such a plethora of F-words. Most of the people on-screen are dreadful human beings, and I question Berkowitz to why he must follow a dream that he so obviously isn't cut out for. It's like being nail-gunned to a wall at a party you cannot bear. The best moments are suspiciously off camera, which might be accounted for in the "I made this up" part of the documentary. Loathsome to say the least, I hope Berkowitz never gets behind a camera again.-------- 1


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