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A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers. | Add synopsis »
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Matthew Settle ... Matthew

Tom Everett Scott ... Garrett

Gretchen Mol ... Liz

Samantha Mathis ... Corey

Josh Hutchinson ... Sammy

Michelle Stafford ... Suzanne

Hilda van der Meulen ... Ethel
Chris Jagger ... Rolf
Paul Jerome ... Guard (as Paul Eric Jerome)

Cee Cee Michaela ... Cee Cee (as Cee Cee Harshaw)

Joel Polis ... William
Fred Ellis ... Newsstand Man (as Fred E. Ellis)

Brent Roam ... Bartender
Rosi Maggiolino ... Ticket Lady

Elmarie Wendel ... Beehive Waitress

R. Martin Klein ... Grocery Manager
Jonathan Quint ... Actor

Corie Vickers ... Theater Goer
Peter Carlin ... Lee
Nichole Pelerine ... Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gina-Raye Carter ... Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell DeGrazier 
Writing credits
Russell DeGrazier (written by)

Produced by
Michael Ambrosia .... associate producer
Mark Amin .... executive producer
Russell DeGrazier .... producer
Mike Elliott .... producer
Lisanne Falk .... associate producer
Jonathan Krauss .... producer
Ilona Margolis .... co-producer
Steven Pearl .... co-producer
Robin Schorr .... executive producer
Mike Upton .... line producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Michael A. Price  (as Michael Price)
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
Casting by
Michael Greer 
Production Design by
Mariano Díaz 
John Frazier 
Angela Stauffer 
Costume Design by
Alix Hester 
Makeup Department
Fleur Morell .... makeup department head
Amanda Sears .... additional assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Joseph P. Genier .... production manager
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Coffing .... assistant director
Brett Curtis .... second second assistant director
Brett Dos Santos .... second second assistant director
Jodi Lowry .... second assistant director
Art Department
Radu Bogdan .... swing gang
Juan M. Deavila .... propmaker
Jody R. Denton .... carpenter
Paul A. Fidler .... scenic artist
Daria Hendrix .... painter
John Hilaro .... swing gang
Gary Lee Jones .... carpenter
Eric King .... propmaker
Thomas D. Krausz .... carpenter (as Tomas D. Krausz)
Andrew Mark Leary .... on-set props (as Andrew Leary)
Russell Leigh .... swing gang
Marc Lopez .... carpenter
Maureen McGuire .... property master
April McKee .... painter (as April S. McKee)
Jonathan Melvoin .... construction coordinator (as Jonathan David Melvoin)
Cindy J. Pangalos .... set dresser (as Cyntha Pangalos)
Leanne Parshalle .... assistant property master
Jacqueline D. Powers .... propmaker
Nick Sternberg .... lead man
Jack Ruan Thiel .... carpenter
Todd Viper .... painter
Zane Viper .... painter
Marion C. Weimer-Mirley .... painter
Janna Wharton .... swing gang
Tate Wittenberg .... swing gang
James R. Wscribner .... carpenter
Sound Department
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound editor
David Cook .... boom operator
Paul Curtis .... adr editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor
Michael Payne .... supervising sound editor
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
Alan B. Samuels .... sound mixer (as Alan Samuels)
Alan B. Samuels .... sound
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element color timer: THDX (uncredited)
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Debbie McKay .... stunts
Carl Milinac .... stunt rigger
Carl Milinac .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Statham)
Camera and Electrical Department
Julie Bick .... electrician
Bonnie Blake .... camera operator: "b" camera
Scott R. Boettle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Scott Boettle)
Scott Browner .... camera operator: "b" camera
David J. Butkovich .... crane operator: Technocrane
Edward Cosgrove .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Dellerson .... second assistant camera
Manuel Duran .... best boy grip
Scott Eades .... grip
Gilbert Elam .... best boy electric
Kenn Ferro .... Steadicam operator
David Frazer .... electrician (as David C. Frazer)
Franc Gabusi .... grip
Richard Galvan .... electrician
Roy C. Granada .... gaffer (as Roy Granada)
Edward Hernandez .... electrician (as Edward Vallejo Hernandez)
Chad Herr .... key grip
Ian Jordan .... electrician
Frederick Lawrence .... grip
David Leite .... best boy grip
Mark Lipson .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Marangokis .... electrician (as Jean Pierre Marangakis)
Andrew Millians .... camera loader
Charles Moore .... dolly grip
Gary Morris .... electrician
Travis Phung .... grip
Charles Simons .... grip
Wayne E. Smith .... electrician (as Wayne Smith)
Mika Sogawa .... electrician
Denis Sugimoto .... electrician
Stefan Tarzan .... first assistant camera
Rogers Weed .... electrician
Dennis Wong .... electrician
Eric Yahraus .... best boy electric (as Eric Yarhaus)
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dozier .... assistant costume designer
Gillian Waterman .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
David M. Katz .... first assistant editor (as David Katz)
Frank Moshier .... post-production coordinator
Greg Tillman .... additional editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Burnette)
Rocco Cordola .... driver (as Rocco D. Cordola)
James R. Guillory .... driver
William B. Isaacson .... driver
Mark Steven Keller .... driver
Jim Martell .... driver
John McDowell .... driver
Steven D. Richardson .... driver
Chris Sharff .... driver (as Christopher Sharff)
Ryan Thor .... driver
Randall Wolff .... driver
Tony M. Wood .... transportation captain (as Tony Wood)
Jeff Woodward .... driver
Other crew
Aaron Alberts .... production assistant
Mark Bateman .... production assistant
Liz Bouvier .... assistant: Russell DeGrazier
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Jordan Burwick .... location scout
Jason Capone .... post-production accountant: Trimark
Samuel Eels .... production assistant
Kent Ford .... location assistant
Wayne Ford .... production assistant
Kevin Hollinger .... production assistant
Matt Holloway .... key production assistant (as Matthew Holloway)
Blaine G. Houserman .... production accountant (as Blaine Houserman)
Steve Kiraz .... crane assistant: Technocrane
Lauren Kisilevsky .... assistant: Robin Schorr
Jon Ko .... location manager (as John Ko)
Tracy Marshak-Nash .... production coordinator
Robert M. Melnik .... director of business affairs: Lions Gate
Curtis A. Miller .... production coordinator: Trimark
John F. Moroney .... medical consultant
Colleen Murphy .... location scout
Erin K. O'Brien .... assistant production coordinator (as Erin O'Brien)
Tim Orindgreff .... production assistant (as Tim Oringreff)
Jeff Orr .... script supervisor
Lisa Patton .... location assistant
Chrissy Phelan .... production assistant
Dave Preston .... key production assistant
Aaron Richmond .... assistant production coordinator
David Schladweiler .... production consultant
Donna Sloan .... director of production: Trimark
Marc E. Spiegel .... location manager (as Marc Spiegel)
Terri Tracy .... production assistant (as Terri C. Tracy)
David Van Dam .... location assistant
Craig A. Weller .... production assistant
Andrew Yaxley .... production assistant

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A Filmed Rough Draft, 5 September 2013
Author: John Nail (ascheland) from United States

"Attraction" has the trappings of a sleazy erotic thriller, but writer-director Russell DeGrazier has loftier goals. He also has a good cast of B-list actors and a bag of fancy camera tricks. What he doesn't have is a fully realized script. "Attraction" has an interesting premise that, had more time been spent on the script in the development stage, might have actually worked. Instead, the movie plays like a filmed rough draft.

Matthew ("Gossip Girl") Settle plays, er, Matthew, an advice columnist for a weekly tabloid as well as host of a call-in radio show, who spends his copious amounts of free time stalking his ex-girlfriend Liz (Gretchen Mol). After a violent confrontation at Liz's apartment, Matthew goes to a bar where he just happens to bump into Liz's good friend, Corey (Samantha Mathis), a struggling actress. More interested in upsetting Liz than pursuing a new relationship, Matt seduces Corey. Meanwhile, Matthew's editor Garrett (Tom Everett Scott) has hooked up with Liz and decides to stalk Matthew to see how he likes it (hint: he doesn't). Good thing Matt does most of his work at home, otherwise all this stalking might create some problems at the workplace.

Things ultimately go too far, as things often do in these sort of movies, but by then we've stopped caring. After a third act reveal that's more WTF? than OMG!, "Attraction" rushes to a finish that leaves you shrugging your shoulders.

Many of the problems with "Attraction" stem from the fact that most of the characters are fairly uninteresting. Only Corey seems remotely likable, and she's really little more than a pawn in a larger game. Another large problem, I think, is telling the story mostly from Matt's point of view, rendering him less a threat than an annoyance. If told more from Liz's perspective—provided Liz was made a more compelling character—"Attraction" could've packed more of a punch. Further dulling the movie's impact are scenes of Matthew explaining his feelings to an off-camera interviewer. Supposedly other character interviews were meant to be included as well but were cut for pacing; if only Matthew's interviews had joined the others on the cutting room floor.

Ultimately, about the only reason to watch this movie would be to see Settle and Mathis naked, but thanks to the Internet even celebrity nudity is not reason enough to sit through "Attraction."

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