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The Distraction (1999)

R | | Drama | 1 March 1999 (USA)
A happily married man finds himself drawn to a female co-worker, and becomes enmeshed in a complicated relationship he is ill-equipped to handle.

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Paul (as Dean Bukowski)
Jennifer Pruitt ...
Leslie
Elora Hayes ...
Ally
Colin Grube ...
Bennett (as Colin A. Grube)
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Tom Palmer ...
Rick
Jeff McDonald ...
Steve
Rebecca Stow ...
Veronica
Olee Wade ...
Hodges
Katheryn Cain ...
Bridget
Lisa DeLucca-Dudman ...
Clinic Woman
Kelly Nick ...
Pregnant Co-Worker (as Kelly Gallagher-Nick)
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A happily married man finds himself drawn to a female co-worker, and becomes enmeshed in a complicated relationship he is ill-equipped to handle.

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Resist the temptation... See more »

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Rated R for some language and sexuality
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[first lines]
Ally: I'm sorry I didn't tell you before we got married - I should have. I was afraid of hurting your feelings. I just wanted another experience. I mean come on, you're the only one I've ever been with.
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A realistic portrayal of complications of lovers' lives.
23 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is the movie Kubrick should have made about realistic portrayals of the complications of lovers' lives. There is a keen insight of what love really is, temptations, sense of betrayal, calculated thoughts about revenge, and realistic resolution of conflicts. Yes, love triumphs, but in a realistic manner. Fine performances by actors who are not typical Hollywood types. And there is a real storyline, not just MTV impressions. Good original music. Sound quality in the movie is a bit uneven, but only a minor distraction. May be too good for the American market. See it to compare how an "indie" with creativity can compare favorably against Hollywood's high budget backgrounds and elaborate costume rituals.


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