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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
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
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
Phillip R. Kane .... location scout
Tiffany Noel Kinder .... key assistant location manager
Jennifer Brandon King .... location scout
Mark Longpre .... office production assistant
Taman McCall .... location manager
David Medrano .... paymaster
Naomi Motohashi .... location scout
Jennifer O'Hill .... set production assistant
Debbie Pearl .... animal trainer
Keith Potter .... set production assistant
Rick Poyner .... location scout
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Jasan Sherman .... location manager
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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Additional Details

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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pure joy..., 14 May 2006
Author: jpschapira from Argentina

Any movie that begins with a title in written like: "A film made by everyone who worked in it", is a movie that was realized with people having fun; people enjoying the term of "filmmaking". It shows in "Perfect Opposites" that everybody worked with happiness and dedication. It's a comedy, but it's well made, funny and good.

The story is told by Drew, played naturally and confidently by Martin Henderson. He wants the viewer to know what happen to him and a girl he is in love with. He places himself in Los Angeles about to get it on with her, but suddenly the movie stops. Drew has stopped it; to go back in time and tell us how both of them met (it has been done before, but it's constantly repeated here and it works every time)…Julia is the name of the girl.

There was a movie I saw a long time ago about some girls struggling for their life and trying to be independent, and one of them wanted to be a singer. It was called "Coyote Ugly", and I don't remember liking the movie very much, but the girl in the main role; a beautiful and talented actress called Piper Perabo who illuminated the screen and still does today, here as Julia.

Julia and Drew suffer every couple's problems, and the movie does a very good job putting them on screen. Drew's friend Danny (Jason Winer) has a theory about the monogamy of men: "They can't have sex with one woman only". And Drew starts to think about that and concludes that if he stays with Julia he'll have sex with only one woman in his life.

But he loves her, and although she loves him and it should be enough, we know that most of the time it's not. They become friends of an older couple (a null Jennifer Tilly and a wonderful Artie Lange) who gives advice to each of them when they go through rough times. It happens that we know what we want but we are not able to show it.

The movie is an example of the comedies with pleasure we should be getting every week in theaters. Pieces about people with feelings and aspirations…Like Drew, who works for Louis (an excellent Joe Pantoliano) and forgets about Julia. But we laugh then, because they are very similar and they find themselves because of it; and we smile when they kiss with passion.

Director Matt Cooper causes that effect on us, and he should be proud. Stewart Zully, who wrote the picture with Cooper, should be proud too. They do their best to skip the clichés of the genre, and they skip a lot of them. And the few they show are so in the tone of the film that they don't seem like clichés. They are connected to the characters and their forms of being, and we believe it.

Because in every romantic comedy, whether good or bad, the clichés are just clichés because they need to be in the film. Not here; this is a comedy at a different level, away from everything you've seen lately. Take my word.

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