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Writers:
Jennifer Jason Leigh (written by) &
Alan Cumming (written by)
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Release Date:
23 May 2001 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
It's not a party until something gets broken.
Plot:
Love is complex and relationships deteriorate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(31 articles)
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Begins with simple fun, ends with a Viet Nam of emotion. See more (125 total) »

Cast

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Alan Cumming ... Joe Therrian

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sally Therrian

Otis ... Himself (as Otis the Dog)
Steven Freedman ... Yoga Instructor
Norizzela Monterroso ... America
Clara Demedrano ... Rosa

John Benjamin Hickey ... Jerry Adams

Parker Posey ... Judy Adams

Phoebe Cates ... Sophia Gold

Kevin Kline ... Cal Gold

Owen Kline ... Jack Gold
Greta Kline ... Evie Gold

Denis O'Hare ... Ryan Rose

Mina Badie ... Monica Rose

Jane Adams ... Clair Forsyth

John C. Reilly ... Mac Forsyth

Jennifer Beals ... Gina Taylor

Matt Malloy ... Sanford Jewison

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Mary-Lynn (as Mary-Lynn Rajskub)

Michael Panes ... Levi Panes

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Skye Davidson
Blair Tefkin ... Astrid
Anouk ... Herself (as Anouk the Dog)
Karen Kilgariff ... Karen

Molly Bryant ... Party Guest
Michael G. Carroll ... Party Guest

Craig Chester ... Party Guest

Christopher Lawrence ... Party Guest

Jessica Queller ... Party Guest

JR Reed ... Party Guest (as JR W. Reed)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sadie Frost ... Lucy - Joe's Sister (voice) (uncredited)

Matt McGrath ... Jeffrey (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan Cumming 
Jennifer Jason Leigh 
 
Writing credits
Jennifer Jason Leigh (written by) &
Alan Cumming (written by)

Produced by
Alan Cumming .... producer
Andrew Hurwitz .... executive producer
Jennifer Jason Leigh .... producer
Michael Nelson .... co-producer
JoAnne Sellar .... producer
Lila Yacoub .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Penn 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
Suzanne Spangler 
 
Set Decoration by
Emma Fairley 
 
Costume Design by
Christopher Lawrence 
 
Makeup Department
Jorjee Douglas .... assistant hair stylist (as Jorjee Douglass)
Jorjee Douglas .... assistant makeup artist (as Jorjee Douglass)
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... key makeup artist (as Tina Roesler-Kerwin)
 
Production Management
Joan Kelley Bierman .... post-production supervisor
Christine White .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nick Chavez .... swing gang
Alan Cumming .... storyboard illustrator
Doug DuRose .... property assistant (as Doug Durose)
Simona Ennas .... assistant to set decorator
Simona Ennas .... flower arrangements
Simona Ennas .... sculpture designer
Alan K. Harrison .... swing gang (as Alan Harrison)
Jeffrey Kies .... designer: frames, HEE983
Jennifer Jason Leigh .... designer: book jackets
Paul Linkogle .... leadman
Eugene McCarthy .... property master
Chris Vail .... assistant property master
James Davidson Bennett .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tim Bindel .... supervising adr editor
Perry Dodgson .... boom operator
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist (as Matt Duncan)
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer (as Alex Gruzdev)
Joy Gruzdev .... dialogue editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley walker
Cindy Jo Hinkleman .... first assistant sound editor
James P. Lay .... sound re-recording mixer (as James Lay)
James P. Lay .... supervising sound editor (as James Lay)
David MacMillan .... production sound mixer (as David R. B. MacMillan)
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator (as Harrison 'Duke' Marsh)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley walker (as Rick Partlow)
Will Riley .... sound effects editor
Andy Rosenthal .... sound effects editor
Ron Ruzicka .... foley recordist (as Ron Ruizicca)
Trevor Ward .... sound consultant: Dolby
Cindy Jo Hinkleman .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Cohen .... video technician
Mike Connors .... dolly grip
Gary Dagg .... key grip
Anette Haellmigk .... camera operator
Steele Hunter .... grip
Ian Kelly .... video engineer
E. Scott Mayhugh .... best boy grip (as Scott Mayhugh)
Matthew Moriarty .... first assistant camera (as Matt Moriarty)
John 'Fest' Sandau .... chief lighting technician
David Scott .... lamp operator
Cricket Sloat .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter Sorel .... unit still photographer
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Wardell .... lamp operator
Maryan Zurek .... underwater assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia D. Patton .... costumer: New York (as Virginia Patton)
Nomi Shichor .... costume assistant
Lovelynn Vanderhorst .... costume supervisor (as Lovelynn A. Vanderhorst)
 
Editorial Department
Charise E. Angone .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Mike Sowa .... digital color timer
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nicole Catino .... music coordinator
Mark Everett .... musical archivist (as E)
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Scott Ayers .... driver
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator
Jon Tardino .... driver
Andrew Wooten .... driver
 
Other crew
Andrea Adams .... set intern
Keith Adams .... stand-in
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Howard Baral .... post-production accountant
Jerome Blake .... production attorney
Kristin Borella .... unit publicist
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Steven Butensky .... production accountant
Paul Cafferty .... post-production accountant
Leah Canino .... animal trainer
Alison Cohen .... production attorney
Janet Costner .... location manager
Sylvia Desrochers .... unit publicist
Gary Ferraro .... assistant chef
Jim Fleckenstein .... set production assistant
J.J. Geary .... craft service
Susan Hartmann .... assistant production coordinator
Todd Helbing .... assistant: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Laurie A. Hoover .... assistant accountant (as Laurie Hoover)
Andrew Hurwitz .... production attorney
Donna Janosik .... office production assistant
Ed King .... assistant: Alan Cumming
Jennifer Jason Leigh .... book jacket designer
Amy Lloyd .... set intern
Renee Morrison .... stand-in
Mark Patterson .... set production assistant
Carlo Pratto .... assistant: Ms. Leigh & Mr. Cumming
Henry Rivera .... assistant chef
Eddie Roche .... assistant: Alan Cumming
Michael Rose .... office production assistant
Corey Sklov .... set production assistant
Susan Soh .... assistant: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Natalie Stevenson .... assistant: Gwyneth Paltrow
Marc Stoker .... set medic
Lloyd Thomas .... chef
Damon Tinker .... office production assistant
Barbara Turner .... script consultant
Ana Veselic .... set intern
Bumble Ward .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Lexie Almeida .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Paul Thomas Anderson .... special thanks
Jennifer Beals .... acknowledgment: prop photos by
Claire Best .... special thanks
Arianna C. Bocco .... special thanks (as Arianna Bocco)
Tracy Brennan .... special thanks
Brian Carter .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film, Absolut Vodka LA
Tricia Cooke .... special thanks (as Trisha Cooke)
Duffy Culligan .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Seamus Culligan .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Sonya Deepak .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Carmen DeForest .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Alison Dickey .... special thanks
Renee Duryee .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Michelle Feeney .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Mark Flanagan .... special thanks
Tom Ford .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Kathy Freud .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Sadie Frost .... special thanks
John Galliano .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Nan Goldin .... acknowledgment: still photographs of Jennifer Jason Leigh by
Nan Goldin .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Stephanie Hardy .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Ola Itani .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Simon Johnston .... acknowledgment: "God Bless America" print by
Jennifer Kaufman .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Jamie Kershaw .... special thanks
Brigitte Lacombe .... acknowledgment: still photographs of Phoebe Cates & Jennifer Jason Leigh by
Brigitte Lacombe .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Annie Leibovitz .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film (as Annie Leibowitz)
John Lesher .... special thanks
Michael Lin .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Clay Lingo .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Daniel Lupi .... very special thanks
Mike Macari .... special thanks
Doug MacLaren .... special thanks
Carineh Martin .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Sam Mendes .... special thanks
Fouad Mezza .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Celeste Miller .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Matthew Mogol .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film (as Matthew Mogul)
Laura Moniz .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Jay Novak .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Mark Ordesky .... special thanks
Jenni Park .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Mark Peel .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
James Perse .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Jacques Perwin .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Miuccia Prada .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film (as Muicia Prada)
Richard Presser .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Megan Quinn .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Joshua Ravetch .... special thanks
Karen Reddy Medeiros .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film (as Karen Reddy-Medeiros)
Elaine Rich .... special thanks
Diane Rosenstein .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Hugh Ross .... special thanks
Kurt Rothner .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Cynthia Rowley .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Gilly Ruben .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Joni Savage .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Jason Schell .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Kanwal Sharma .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Carol Shaw .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Shelby Siegel .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film (as Shelby Segal)
Nancy Silverton .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Tamara Simpson .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Charlotte Sprintess .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Kate Sullivan .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Don Tardino .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Carol Theodorou .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film
Rob Thornton .... thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film, Modern Props (as Robney Thornton)
Barbara Turner .... an enormous less words thanks to
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, drug use and nudity
Runtime:
115 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (No. 37899)

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Trivia:
The actors did their own make-up and hair, forsaking dressing rooms and trailers.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Judy throws the diving sticks into the pool, several guests jump in, including a shirtless Joe. In the next shot, Joe is on the grass, wearing his shirt and dry.See more »
Quotes:
[On the downside of starting a family]
Sophia Gold:You can't do yourself in! Kids just rob you of that option!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Know A PlaceSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Begins with simple fun, ends with a Viet Nam of emotion., 21 January 2002
Author: sequitur2002

Definitely not what I was expecting from reading the box at the video store. Forget any reviews or anything you hear about this movie. Walking into it with expectations would have ruined it for me.

The movie is well directed and cast (despite the fact that many of the actors are related - this is a happy surprise when the credits roll). The premise is that a separated "celebrity" couple gets back together for their sixth wedding anniversary, much to the happiness of (most of) their friends and colleagues, and begin to plan a family and a move to England from Hollywood.

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming make a credible couple on the verge of stardom or has-been-dom, depending on what takes place in the coming year; relocating to England to have a baby or having "Sally" act the part in "Joe's" new movie. It becomes clear near the end that the desires of each aren't what was expected in the beginning of the film.

The only disappointment was Kevin Kline's character. This role was the least interesting of the group; he efforts a semi-believable, cynical hollywood type who holds genuine affection for his children. I just didn't feel anything for him, although Kline shines as would be expected. Small quibble.

Phoebe Cates plays the most believable character, Sally's best (female) friend, and makes you wonder where she's been lately. She comes terribly close to stealing the show by nailing her role with Oscar-quality acting and frightening emotion. We all have, or deserve, a friend like "Sophia."

The other surprise star is Mina Badie, who evolves from the apprehensive and abrasive neighbor to untethered, libertine by the conclusion. I'm not sure why she doesn't want more acting roles.

There was a tad too much nudity in the pool scene (although it is explainable), but aside from that, I would recommend this to anyone whose pre-child relationship is not currently on the rocks.

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