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Alex
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Ellie
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Mona
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Griffin
Vincent Lascoumes ...
Waiter
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Barney (as Bill Hootkins)
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Yolanda
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Tom (as Joshua Hartnett)
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Alice
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Omar
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Alejandro
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Holly
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McKlellen
Eve Crawford ...
Margaret
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Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences. Written by Sarah Lean <Sarah.Lean@talk21.com>

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There's no such thing as a small affair.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aitia diazygiou  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,029,858 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$6,712,451 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Reshoots were scheduled to begin on April 10, 2000, and expected to last just a couple of weeks. However, filming continued through June 2000, when it finally wrapped two years after principal photography originally began. The reshoots included all of the new scenes with screenwriter Buck Henry joining the cast as a divorce mediator. A new climax at a fashion gala involving all of the main female characters was written and filmed. Also the closure scenes with Garry Shandling and Goldie Hawn at the antique store and the scene with Warren Beatty and Nastassja Kinski on the street near the end were added. The scene between Beatty and Kinski in Manhattan as she's hailing a cab was actually filmed in downtown Los Angeles and was one of the last scenes filmed. See more »

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When Porter and Griffin are having lunch in the hotel the girl (who becomes Porter's first affair) is playing a double bass in the lobby. The soundtrack music, apart from being very obviously not synchronised with what she is playing, is a viola or possibly violin - definitely not a bass. See more »

Quotes

Porter: I understand that you were an intimate of Hemingway's.
Eugenie's Father: Intimate? Is that some kind of homo thing?
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Referenced in Secret Things (2002) See more »

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Walking Dream
(1957)
Written by 'Hal Willis' and Ginger Willis
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of Masters International
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Warren Got Fingered
15 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is as bad as you've heard. Insultingly stupid. I really only watched it to see Josh Hartnett, who mercifully was spared a lot of the embarrassment.

Then again, there is so much to be embarrassed about, so much to go around, he could have taken some on to ease the burden for all the 'adults' who are on display dishonoring their craft.

Diane Keaton should have the most explaining to do, as she sleep-walks through her part. She also has some difficult-to-hear dialogue, some of it involving husband Warren's endowment.

No, scratch that...Charlton Heston, as a character who has no business in the movie in the first place, has the most to explain. The scene where he threatens a party with a gun made the NRA also require an explanation.

No, wait... the trio of Jenna Elfman, Andie McDowell and Nastassia Kinski, as the women in Warren's life..they appear at will or when the situation calls for something illogical to happen.

I guess I should settle this by giving the award to Warren, who still has 'Ishtar' to apologize for. Its obvious in some ways its his movie, as the majority of the cast has worked with or for him before. What a great friend you are, Warren! Good thing for us you're not an agent, then good actors would do garbage like this more often.

1/10, needless to say. Avoid the pain.


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