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Waking Up in Reno (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 December 2002 (Turkey)
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A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Darlene Dodd
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Doc Tuley
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Lonnie Earl Dodd
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Candy Kirkendall
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Lonnie Earl III
Galvin Chapman ...
Lane Dodd
Kelsey Chapman ...
Lacy Dodd
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June
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Fred Bush
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Russell Whitehead
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Boyd
Aszue Wilson ...
Mini-Mart Cashier
Hody Porterfield ...
Hodie at the Big Texan
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Waitress at Big Texan
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Roy & Candy and Lonnie Earl & Darlene are two married couples who thought they knew one another, until they decided to take their dream vacation together. Hitting the road in a brand-new SUV, they're having the time of their lives until something funny happens on the way to the Monster Truck Show in Reno. Turns out Lonnie Earl has a thing for Candy, and when evidence of this starts to surface, things really start to heat up. Written by Anonymous

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This outrageous road trip really heats up! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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13 December 2002 (Turkey)  »

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Acordar em Reno  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$108,930 (USA) (25 October 2002)

Gross:

$261,603 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were both at one time attached to star in this, but dropped out prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

When the group begins driving from Arkansas to Reno, they are seen near an exit sign for De Valls Bluff and Biscoe, Arkansas. This exit sign is on I-40 east almost halfway between Little Rock and Memphis, thus they were heading in the wrong direction for Reno. See more »

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Donnie Earl: Darlene and Roy have to sleep together. It'll make it even. It's like a dealer trade-in.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Very Disappointing, For Such a Cast
18 March 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Little Rock, the redneck couples Lonnie Earl Dodd (Billy Bob Thornton) and his wife Darlene Dodd (Natasha Richardson), and Roy Kirkendall (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Candy Kirkendall (Charlize Theron) decide to travel together on vacations to Reno to see a Monster Truck Show. Candy wants to get pregnant of Roy, but is having an affair with Lonnie. Once in Reno, Candy finds that she is pregnant, while Roy's doctor advises that he is infertile, based on the results of his sperm test. The inevitable quarrel happens between the four travelers. "Waking Up In Reno" is a very disappointing movie, specially having such a cast. The result is not balanced, oscillating from a comedy of bad taste to a dramatic romance, but without any explanation for Candy cheating her beloved husband. The accent of the cast, probably from the region of Little Rock, is terrible to be heard. Maybe some of the best attractions are the beauties of Natasha Richardson and Charlize Theron, in a comedy that rarely made me laugh. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Seu Marido e Minha Mulher" ("Your Husband and My Wife")


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