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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:

Todo sobre Adam  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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[Adam, Lucy and Lucy's mother are all driving in Adam jaguar after taking a hike in a park]
Peggy Owens: I could get used to this car. Did you tell her the story, by the way?
Adam: No, I didn't.
Lucy Owens: What?
Peggy Owens: All the interesting things you find out when you're out on a mountain stroll.
Lucy Owens: Tell me what?
Peggy Owens: Can we tell her? A very simple lovely story. Even though he was very young when his mummy and daddy died, Adam always remembered, as a little fella, that when they went for walks they used to pass by this big fancy car sales ...
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ALL THE WAY
Composed by Sammy Cahn/ Jimmy Van Heusen
(c) Maraville Music by kind permission of the International Music Network
Performed by Kate Hudson
Piano: Donal Beecher
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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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