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Perfect Opposites -- Based on Cooper's stage play, "Heart" is the story of two college graduates (Henderson and Perabo) in the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.


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7 April 2005 (Hungary) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Henderson ... Drew Curtis

Piper Perabo ... Julia Bishop

Jason Winer ... Danny

Andrew Keegan ... Trey Reynolds
Marisa Theodore ... Ice Cream Attendant

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Terri Curtis

Jennifer Tilly ... Elyse Steinberg

Artie Lange ... Lenny Steinberg

Derek Basco ... Katute

Joe Pantoliano ... Louis Carbonelli
Jennifer Julian ... Yogurt Attendant
Cheryl Reeves ... Katie

Nichole Hiltz ... Celeste

Aaron Paul ... Monty Brandt

Jesse Capelli ... Aubrey (as Jenny Leone)

Stewart J. Zully ... Gary

Bree Turner ... Starr
David Gail ... Rex

French Stewart ... Himself

Judith Drake ... Tanya

Mark Ryan ... Nigel

Al White ... Dr. Barrett

Tony Perez ... Victor
Glen Badyna ... Ice Cream Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barret Swatek ... Robin (scenes deleted)
J. Hunter Ackerman ... Spyder - Badguy Boyfriend (uncredited)

Mário Lara ... Friend (uncredited)
Matthew Pollino ... Martial Arts Instructor (uncredited)
Caden St. Clair ... Robbie (uncredited)

Directed by
Matt Cooper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt Cooper 
Stewart J. Zully 

Produced by
David Cooper .... executive producer
Matt Cooper .... producer
Debra Grieco .... co-producer
Lori Miller .... producer
Carolyn Sivitz .... associate producer
Stewart J. Zully .... co-producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Bernd Heinl 
Film Editing by
Luis Colina 
Jane Kurson 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
Art Direction by
Stephanie Gilliam 
Set Decoration by
Randy Budka (set painter)
Sue Ko 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
Makeup Department
Kim Beaird .... key hair stylist
Lynn E. Champagne .... hair stylist
Tina Harrelson .... assistant makeup artist
Martina Kohl .... makeup department head
Tiffanie Larkins .... hair stylist
Kim Perrodin .... additional makeup artist (as Kim Perrodine)
Lori Sanders .... hair stylist
Production Management
Roger Fenton .... post-production supervisor
Debra Grieco .... unit production manager
Diana Lui .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Black .... first assistant director
Nicole Burke .... second assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second second assistant director
Eric Mofford .... additional first assistant director
John Nelson .... additional first assistant director (as John M. Nelson)
Robert Schroer .... second assistant director
Kevin Turley .... additional second assistant director
Handel Whitmore .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Laine Abramson .... set dresser
Will Alovis .... property master
Ernie Andrasik .... carpenter (as Ernie Andrasik)
Anthony Aughtman .... carpenter
Randy Budka .... set painter
David Carberry .... paint gang boss (as Dave Carberry)
Shelley Chamberlain .... set painter (as Shelly Chamberlain)
Shawn Droke .... art department assistant
Kasey Dutt .... carpenter
Brian Erzen .... set dresser
Hector Fernandez .... set painter
Brian Hahn .... carpenter
Jorge Hernandez .... labor foreman
Derrick Hinman .... set dresser
Lauchland S. Lake II .... set dresser
Dean Lane .... carpenter
Michael Leblovic .... paint foreman (as Mike Leblovic)
Carlos Lima .... carpenter
David Loitz .... lead man
Jesse C. Medeiros .... set painter
Jacqueline R. Mitchell .... set dresser
Brad Morrison .... set dresser
E. Wayne Rabonin .... carpenter
Brian Renn .... assistant property master
Michael C. Roth .... set dresser
Tony Sgarro .... set dresser (as Tony R. Sgarro)
Linda Louise Sheets .... set dresser
Terry Sheffield .... set dresser
Megan M. Sinclair .... on-set dresser
Ron Smoker .... carpenter
Harlan Spatz .... set dresser
Michael Spitaletto .... set painter
Valentine Torres .... set dresser
Scot T. Waldon .... construction coordinator (as Scott Walden)
Heather L. Watson .... lead man
Steve 'O' Watson .... set dresser
Csotonyi Zoltan .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Bach .... dialogue supervisor
Deborah D. Bach .... dialogue assistant (as Deborah D. Bach)
Robby Bartholomew .... sound re-recording mixer
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Francis J. Bradley .... cableman
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Reginald Dunn .... boom operator
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Russell Farmarco .... adr supervisor
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Becktold)
Chris Jenson .... adr recordist
Chris Jenson .... foley recordist
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Lee .... sound recordist
Donald Lyles .... sound recordist
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby
Stuart Provine .... sound recordist
Eric Rolnick .... adr mixer
Steve Sollars .... cableman
Michael Walz .... sound utility
Ed White .... sound mixer
Aaron Wilcox .... facilities management
Aaron Wilcox .... re-recording projectionist
Special Effects by
Jason Dodd .... special effects
William B. Mattox .... special effects
Ron Rosegard .... special effects
M.A. Thompson .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Becky Fisher .... visual effects producer
Chris Kern .... visual effects supervisor
Terry Silberman .... effects compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Barone .... lamp operator
Ethan Brannon .... grip
Joel Bystrom .... grip
Dan Carpluk .... additional key grip
Louie Ceredez .... best boy electric (as Louie Cercedez)
Michael S. Collins .... additional second assistant camera
Deborah Cottrill .... additional first assistant camera (as Debra Cottrill)
Eric Cross .... grip
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Frank Esposito .... electrician
Bobby Foster .... dolly grip
Graham Futerfas .... lamp operator
Sean Ginn .... electrician
Bruce Alan Greene .... additional Steadicam operator (as Bruce A. Greene)
George Gregory .... grip
Owen Hablutzel .... grip
Julie Helton .... additional film loader
Lukas Hencei .... lamp operator
Jody Hutchins .... grip
Tom Hutchinson .... additional second assistant camera (as Thomas A. Hutchinson)
Jason Jensen .... second assistant camera
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
John Koth .... best boy grip (as John R. Koth)
Paul Lambiase .... grip
Matt Landry .... grip
Alex Leyton .... camera operator
Scott Marsden .... lamp operator
Tak Matsuda .... lamp operator
W. Ted Mayer .... grip
Carson E. Mayne .... additional rigging gaffer
BJ McDonnell .... grip
Will McGarry .... still photographer
Matthew Minke .... grip (as Matt Minke)
Jerry Mundy .... lamp operator (as Jerry W. Mundy Jr.)
Noe Nava .... lamp operator
Nino Neuboeck .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Reppert .... electrician (as Michael Reppert)
Mike Reppert .... lamp operator (as Michael Reppert)
Manuel Reyes .... lamp operator (as Manuel R. Reyes)
Gregory Shummon .... lighting technician
Jason Smith .... grip
Calvin Starnes .... grip
Tracey-Lee Taylor .... additional still photographer
Toby Tucker .... camera loader
Thomas Vandermillen .... additional first assistant camera
Stephen L. Whitcomb .... additional loader
Robert A. Wood Jr. .... rigging gaffer
John Zumpano .... gaffer
Casting Department
Wendy Hoffman .... adr voice casting
Ani Hovsepian .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trayce Gigi Field .... key set costumer (as Trayce Field)
Bradley Inaba .... set costumer
Marcy Lavender .... costume supervisor
Mary Matthews .... costumer (as Mary Matthews-Smith)
Editorial Department
George Cunningham .... assistant editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Location Management
Phillip R. Kane .... location scout
Tiffany Noel Kinder .... key assistant location manager
Jennifer Brandon King .... location scout
Taman McCall .... location manager
Naomi Motohashi .... location scout
Rick Poyner .... location scout
Jasan Sherman .... location manager
Music Department
Gary Calamar .... music supervisor
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
J.T. Griffith .... music coordinator
Gary Krause .... music editor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Brian Tyler .... conductor
Brian Tyler .... orchestrator
Jeff Vaughn .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Guy Johnson .... transportation captain
Kimberly Lollar .... driver
Eli Lozano .... driver
Sandra Ninham .... transportation captain
Stephen Pate .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jason Altieri .... production assistant
Carlos A. Aragon .... production assistant
Darren Belitsky .... production assistant
Jeff Bragg .... stand-in
Dave Duensing .... set production assistant (as David H. Duensing)
Kathy Duliakas .... unit publicist
Jordan Fillers .... office production assistant
Fred Grossman .... production accountant
Amy Huth .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Longpre .... office production assistant
David Medrano .... paymaster
Jennifer O'Hill .... set production assistant
Debbie Pearl .... animal trainer
Keith Potter .... set production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Chad J. Shonk .... set production assistant (as Chad Shonk)
Bill Sweeney .... production coordinator
Sandy Townsend .... craft service
Jon-Paul Velasquez .... set production assistant
Licia Wolf .... script supervisor
Jayme Zerivitz .... set production assistant

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Also Known As:
"A Piece of My Heart" - USA (TV title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and brief drug material (edited for re-rating)
99 min
Australia:M | Netherlands:12 | South Korea:15 | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A boy meets girl, coming of age movie, 4 July 2003
Author: mich317-1 from Los Angeles

I loved this movie! Usually these test screenings are painful for me because I am a critical person. This movie worked for me on so many levels-chiefly the casting was flawless and their performances hugely satisfying. What is most surprising is that the movie succeeds in creating that old fashioned romantic comedy where the leads are true 'movie stars'. You love them because they have charisma, screen presence and chemistry and you simply can't look away! In these movies, the supporting players are true character actors that, due to the generosity of the leads, steal every bit scene they're in. It's been years since a romantic comedy has had any success or appeal to me. Usually these are tortured films with post-Freudian/post-modern angst attempting to re-invent the genre by making the leads as unattractive and neurotic as filmmakers think audiences can relate to. "Love and Sex" is a case on point of the nadir post-whatever romantic comedy. This film stars the improbable coupling of the ex-bond girl/Woody Allen alum/model Famke Jansen struggling to be modern in NYC and having a warm and fuzzy time with Jon Favreau the once favorite anti-movie star. Or "Happy Accidents" the Marisa Tomei-Vincent D'onofrio romantic comedy which suffers from and even greater desperate need to attenuate the genre by making its lead a space alien without having watched the wonderful "Starman" with Jeff Bridges for pointers. These and others like them represent the soulless grasping of clueless filmmakers trying to re- invent the wheel only to end up with a sloppy, narcissistic acting exercises on tape.

It seems to me that these "quirky" indie romances have a chip on their shoulder; as if they had been backed up into an angry corner, screaming their head off. Their look and style is usually suffocating and claustrophobic. I found "Piece of my Heart" refreshing and familiar, the way old fashioned movies with their movie stars and predictable formulas always promised a good time, a true escape. At the screening there were a group of fourteen year old girls. The film had been an obvious success with them and someone commented that they were the true audience of this film. I disagree. I have sat through films designed for this demographic, replete with ribald fart jokes and enough stupidity and insincerity to last them through High School. " A Piece of my Heart" is too sincere and guileless too do that. It succeeds despite the obstacles of a jaded 'post-modern' audience because it truly has the elusive ingredient that love stories (no matter when) have always reached for-Chemistry!

And yet, as old fashioned as it seems it has such verve and modern flair. The characters are totally contemporary. The look is a fun kaleidoscope of LA living. The editing has all the wit and modern vernacular youth culture has come to expect and love. All that is no simple achievement in my estimation. What comes through is true movie magic!

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