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Waking Up in Reno (2002)

A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$108,930, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$267,109, 21 November 2002
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Trivia

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were attached to star in this, but dropped out prior to filming. See more »

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When Candy and Darlene are sitting at the makeup mirror in the hotel visiting, the strap on Darlene's left shoulder disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

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Darlene: You know, relationships can be a lot like a loaf of bread. At the beginning they're hot and fresh and you can always get a rise. But with time, if you don't knead them carefully, they grow old and stale. Now I know that life ain't no Easy Bake Oven. With the kids and my husband's job, it's almost as if we've forgotten to add the yeast. So I'm hoping the trip to Reno with our best friends, Candy & Roy, will be just what the doctor ordered.
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Soundtracks

No Parking (On the Dance Floor)
Written by Vincent Calloway, Bobby Lovelace and William Simmons
Performed by Jimi Englund and Greg Herzenach
Courtesy of Hurlyburly Music
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Cute movie with heart...
11 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

While not Oscar worthy material for any of the four accomplished actors here, Waking Up in Reno must have been a hoot'n a holler for all players. How refreshing it must be not to worry about how this might affect their future work. The characters are a delight from their "trailor trash" mentality to their hillbilly accents and you really begin to care about them right away. Thornton and Richardson are the married couple with difficulties and by evidence of some long awaited affection they are truley in love and just need a good bump on the head to remind them of who they are and want they want and need. Swayze and Theron are the younger couple with Life's road ahead of them and if a vaction to Reno to watch a MONSTER TRUCK RALLEY is anyindication it's going to be a doozy of a ride. It's predictable and got all the angles of a T-Square which is where the humour lies and if you don't take yourself or your problems too seriously you'll laugh as I did. Which is what I think the movie is about anyway. So, sit back and enjoy a heapin' helpin' of Southern Fried Humour with a side of grits and don't be surprised if you find yourself coming back for more.


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