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Two Ninas (1999)

R  |   |  Romance, Comedy  |  26 January 2001 (USA)
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When two beautiful women fall for the unluckiest guy in the world his life takes on delicious complications.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bray Poor ...
Dave Trout
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Marty Sachs
Leigh Whitney ...
Blow-Off Girl #1
Denise Doyle ...
Blow Off Girl #2
Brooke Leslie ...
Blow-Off Girl #3
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Blow-Off Girl #4 (as Meredith Lieber)
Amy Veltman ...
Blow-Off Girl #5
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Blow-Off Girl #6 (as Linette Strauss)
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Nina Cohen
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Carrie Boxer
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Nina Harris
Mauro Maccione ...
Nightmare Date Guy
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Eurotrash
Allison Furman ...
Waitress
David J. McGuire ...
Mugger #1 (as Dave McGuire)
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When two beautiful women fall for the unluckiest guy in the world his life takes on delicious complications.

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Romance | Comedy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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26 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Complicados & Apaixonados  »

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$10,976 (USA) (26 January 2001)

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$10,976 (USA) (26 January 2001)
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Neil Turitz did not go to film school and had never set foot on a film set before his first day as the director. See more »

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Nina Cohen describes the Mustang she is buying from the ad in the paper as a 1966 Mustang. At the end of the movie, the Mustang is the 1965 model that she said she preferred. See more »

Quotes

Nina Cohen: Get in the car, Marty.
Marty Sachs: ...
Nina Cohen: Where are we going?
Marty Sachs: Let's just drive.
[Engine starts]
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References American Gigolo (1980) See more »

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Written and Performed by Tom Kitt
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A very good romantic comedy, with fine performances.
24 March 2000 | by (Kew Gardens, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last year at the Gen Art Film Festival in NYC, where it won Audience Award. I just watched it a second time eleven months later on videotape, (a copy submitted to another festival, which inexplicably rejected it), and it holds up.

It has a few flaws: Amanda Peet's character is shunted aside too cavalierly in the third act; we never see these guys at the jobs they mention often; the lead character's novel being queried about by an agent goes nowhere, and an ending that ends flat, despite the enjoyable movie that leads up to it. But the pluses are many: great soundtrack, good NYC locations, no false notes, and a breezy pace.

Bray Poor, who I saw off Broadway in what I thought was an authentic Cockney accent, is simply great as the shallow NYC friend. Amanda Peet is very engaging here, which explains why I wanted to see more of her. And the lead actor is extremely good. Cara Buono was fine as the main Nina. (She's a hell of a writer. I've read her "Charmed Life" screenplay.)

All in all, an entertaining dead-on dating movie. Men and women will both like it. Where are the distributors?? Worse dreck has been in theaters. This played equally well in a theater with an audience, and at home on tape by myself. It deserves more of an audience.


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