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About Adam (2000)

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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Tiernan ...
Simon
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Laura Owens
Stewart Roche ...
Customer #1
Aoife Maloney ...
Customer #2
Donal Beecher ...
Andy
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Adam
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley ...
Alice Owens Rooney
Alan Maher ...
David Owens
Brendan Dempsey ...
Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley ...
Karen
Kathy Downes ...
Dympna
Mark Smith ...
Roger Gregg ...
Prof. Harry McCormick
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Storyline

A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

$33,300 (USA) (11 May 2001)

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Alice Owens Rooney: Why do you do it, Adam?
Adam: Well, I don't know. I definitely don't do it because someone's fucked up my life and I want to get revenge. That would be no good, Alice. But maybe... Would you believe me if I told you that when I'm with people, listening to them, I notice that they always want something from me?
Alice Owens Rooney: Oh, I'd believe that alright.
Adam: And it doesn't annoy me, I really like it. I like to give people what they want, if I can. Whatever makes them happy it's a very easy thing for me to do.
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MIDDLE AGED BLUES
Composed by Fergus and Rosaleen Linehan
Performed by Rosaleen Linehan
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a comedy that doesn't deliver
3 April 2002 | by (SC, USA) – See all my reviews

This film promised a bit more than it delivered. I never laughed out loud and didn't find it particularly witty. The character, Adam, is intriguing, but in the end, he remains a cipher, lacking any depth or even comedic exploration of character. Perhaps I'm picky, but I also prefer movies that employ actors from the character's country. For instance, hearing Kate Hudson's unsuccessful accent attempts threw me right out of the movie several times. The real jewel of this film is the all-too-brief performance of Charlotte Bradley. That she portrayed nuances in character in this otherwise fluff of a film is remarkable.


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