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In the Cut (2003)

New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

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Michael Nuccio ...
Frannie's Young Father (as Micheal Nuccio)
Allison Nega ...
Young Father's Fiancee (as Alison Nega)
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Storyline

Frannie Avery is a New York City inner city high school English teacher, whose passion is collecting words and phrases that interest her, either because of their meaning and/or just because of the way they sound. The way that she and her paternal half sister Pauline Avery, her closest confidante, deal with men and sex has largely been affected by their father, who is working on marrying wife number five. Frannie thinks about sex more than she has it. Her lack of a sex life is further exacerbated by being the object of obsession of James Graham, a man with who she had a few casual dates and two sexual encounters, which has made her even more cautious. This complete experience is why she has a somewhat inappropriate, albeit non-sexual relationship with Cornelius Webb, one of her students. She eventually embarks on a sexual relationship with NYPD Homicide Detective Giovanni Malloy, who, along with his partner Detective Ritchie Rodriguez, are investigating the murder of a young woman, ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Everything you know about desire is dead wrong.

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language | See all certifications »

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31 October 2003 (USA)  »

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En carne viva  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,625 (USA) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$4,717,455 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Actress Kristen Schaal was an extra and can be seen in the "Behind the Scenes" footage on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Malloy first meets Frannie, he says the day of the murder was Saturday the 15th. Later, when Frannie is in the car with Malloy and his partner, the partner says the date of the murder was the 11th. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pauline: What does "broccoli" mean"?
Frannie: Depends on the context. Pubic hair or marijuana. It's a noun.
Pauline: And "Virginia"?
Frannie: Vagina. As in, "He penetrated her Virginia with a hammer".
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Filmed 100% in New York city. See more »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Nick Damici
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Mishit by Jane Campion
19 March 2004 | by (London, Home Counties, South East) – See all my reviews

By now we are all more or less familiar with Ms. Campion's filming style and tempo. While she has been successful with this style on previous occasions this time I think this was a total mishit. Meg Ryan wallows through the movie in a poetic trance, Ruffalo can't make up his mind if he's a tough or a sensitive cop, the killings are totally unexplained and unmotivated, the sex scene are limp and bland, with porno type dialogue, no chemistry whatsover between the actors, I could rant on forever and ever. In fact I so disapointed with this movie that I could nit-pick on it all day. Okay so Meg Ryan plays against type. Wow! I personally think she should stick to her day job.


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