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  (in credits order)

Jeffrey Tambor ... Christopher

Jill Clayburgh ... Grace

Caroline Aaron ... Elaine

Bill Duke ... Earl

Sandy Duncan ... Natasha

Michael McKean ... Alex The Transvestite
Dan'l Linehan ... Leather Go-Go Boy

Bill Weeden ... Mr. Speedy

Eric Axen ... Male College Go-Go Boy
David Bailey ... Chad
Trazana Beverley ... Night Nurse

Tom Cappadona ... Waiter

Caitlin Clarke ... Allison
India Cooper ... Nurse

Peter Dinklage ... Harry Appleton
Jenny Kravat ... Big Sister
Kasia Tambor ... College Girl (as Kasia Ostlun)

Douglas Ladnier ... Craig
Meredith Lauren ... Waitress / Body Double
Rachel Jéan Marteen ... Carrie (as Rachel Marteen)

Melissa Maxwell ... Doctor
Dolores McDougal ... Mrs. Feinstein
Abigail Morgan ... Girl #1

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Andy

Jimmy Noonan ... Muscular Waiter (as James Noonan)
Peter Reardon ... Runner
Manuel E. Santiago ... Doorman (as Manuel Santiago)
Charlie Schroeder ... Waiter
Eric Scott ... Arthur

Suzanne Shepherd ... Mother
Edward Steele ... Handicapped Man
Victor Truro ... Sex Shop Clerk

Anne Leighton ... Girl #2

Lily Rabe ... Tess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Noel Ashman ... Fred- The waiter

Michael D'Antoni

Aida Lembo ... Stacey
Robin Q. Wolff ... Bartender

Zack Kahn ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Schaeffer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Schaeffer 

Produced by
Noel Ashman .... co-producer
Brenda Kravitz .... co-producer
Robert Kravitz .... producer
Annetta Marion .... line producer
Terence Michael .... producer
Eric Schaeffer .... producer
Dawn Wolfrom .... producer
Original Music by
Amanda Kravat 
Cinematography by
Thomas Ostrowski 
Film Editing by
Mitchel Stanley 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
John Nyomarkay 
Set Decoration by
Alida Jung 
Mila Khalevich 
Costume Design by
Eden Miller 
Makeup Department
Loretta Alston .... key hair stylist
Davit Antunes .... additional hair stylist
Kathy Barrett .... key makeup artist
Elana Bodzin .... makeup intern
Tamara Delbridge .... makeup intern
Valente Frazier .... makeup intern
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... hair assistant
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Philippe Salame .... production manager
Mitchel Stanley .... post-production supervisor (as Mitch Stanley)
Heidi Tannenbaum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Bunscher .... second second assistant director
Paul Epstein .... first assistant director
Michael Sillery .... second assistant director (as Michael Thomas Sillery)
Art Department
Jory Adam .... property master
Anne Coats .... art department intern
Sarah Frank .... computer graphics designer
Gary Kroytor .... art department intern
Kevin Loo .... assistant property master
Curtis Pollock .... property master
Joel Rivera .... carpenter
Wyatt Younce .... scenic artist
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr engineer
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Eric Christoffersen)
Paul Coburn .... sound re-recordist
Missy Cohen .... supervising sound editor
Mike Decker .... additional boom operator
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording engineer
Chen Harpaz .... additional sound design mixer
Douglas Murray .... foley engineer
James H. Nau .... dialogue editor
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist
Matt Z. Siegel .... sound mixer
Michael Sinterniklaas .... dialogue editor
Anthony Viera .... boom operator
Alexa Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Pete Corby .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Will Arnot .... Steadicam operator
Carlos Bible .... first assistant camera
Salvador Bolivar .... key grip
Matthew Caton .... additional electrician
Peter Goodwin .... additional first assistant camera
Greg Gordon .... camera production assistant
Andrew B. Hansen .... additional best boy electric (as Andrew Hansen)
Curt A. Jentsch .... gaffer
Joseph LaMura .... best boy electric
Ken Lowell .... still photographer
Will Mena .... additional electrician
Thomas Ostrowski .... camera operator
Craig Pressgrove .... second assistant camera
Oden Roberts .... camera loader
Ami Schiller .... electrician
Helaine Tapia .... best boy grip
Miguel Vargas .... additional grip
Jonathan Weaver .... crane operator
Junction Wen .... camera production assistant
Andy Westbrook .... grip
John Woods .... electrician
Casting Department
Trevor Cheney .... extras casting
Eric Scott .... casting assistant
Brooke Sherman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liz Goodman .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... color timer
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Location Management
Diane DeCoste .... location scout
Bryan Miller .... location assistant
Jonathan Sims .... assistant location manager
Joseph Taylor .... location manager
Music Department
Stephen Gaboury .... score mixer
Craig Sherrad .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Lorna Blaire .... assistant unit publicist
Liza Burnett .... publicist
Soo Chung .... production secretary
Jim Cook .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Cossetto .... title designer
Ilena Elevitch .... production office coordinator
Diane Erwin .... product placement
Michelle Harris .... script supervisor
Zachary Kahn .... assistant to Jeffery Tambor
Zachary Kahn .... assistant: Jeffrey Tambor
Zack Kahn .... assistant to Jeffery Tambor
Michael Keller .... assistant: Eric Schaeffer
Mary Molina .... production assistant
Katie Pastore .... set production assistant
Julie Peng .... assistant production office coordinator
Astrid Persans .... production assistant
Meredith L. Rosen .... assistant: Jill Clayburgh
Elisabeth Seljevold .... office production assistant
Brooke Sherman .... production assistant
Eric Siegelstein .... production assistant
Robert Smithline .... office intern
Lisa Stone .... production assistant
Ray Stone .... production assistant
Ferdie Torres .... assistant: Jeffrey Tambor
Koh Yamamoto .... production assistant
Morgan Zvanut .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language
USA:98 min
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
For liberated 50-something women, 21 September 2002
Author: rosepoli from Denver, CO

A romantic farce with complications. The movie loves its over-50 characters yet presents them behaving ridiculously in outrageous situations.

Core to "Never Again" is the perspective and experience of liberated, divorced, over-50 women with sexual relationships. These are presumed and exemplified without being examined. Under 25 women, even the heroine's daughter, show themselves to be inert, callow dolts. Their parents live vivid lives with humor and pain, joy and despair, wit and incredulity, dignity and abnegation. So the generational roles are reversed from the usual teenage romantic comedy; that will keep a lot of viewers away. Additionally, the movie frankly talks and pictures frank abundant and diverse sex, which will keep a lot of over-25 women away.

The movie's topic, two individuals in a romantic relationship, interests woman most, but structurally the movie is presented as symmetrical among the genders, with an early alternation between the lives and concerns of its male and female leads. Further, both have friends who are core to the movie: the other half of a jazz duet in the case of Christopher and two close gabbies for Grace. In the end, though, "women do more of everything," as Christopher's buddy says, and our hero confesses to Grace that "you were right about everything," so we are back to women-centric starting place.

Curiously, the words do not match the deeds portrayed. While Grace complains (and we are supposed to agree) that Christopher has a standard Madonna/whore complex about women, nothing of the sort is pictured. Rather, the relationship starts in sex, and he comes to love and appreciate her fully through what is revealed in sex and develops as part of sex. Again, while Christopher supposedly fears intimacy, no fear is actually shown -- he relishes intimacy and honesty (and has a male friendship exemplifying these) and the under 25 women bore him because they offer neither. Instead, threats to the relationship come from the constraints of social context -- the daughter, the friends, and the social demands to be insincere and superficial. When these press in, Christopher starts having second thoughts.

Claybaugh is outstanding -- I haven't laughed so hard in years as I did at her strap-on scene. What would the part look like performed with less skill and charm? Unpleasant, perhaps. Grace carelessly injures her daughter, her friends, and her boyfriend whenever things don't go exactly her way. The farce, the happy ending, the acting, and the perspective all move attention away from the heroine's actual problems. She is brave, inventive and winsome, and we over-50 males are happy to fall in love with her.

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