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Writer (WGA):
David J. Burke (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 2002 (USA) See more »
User Reviews:
A fun and funny flick about relationships and real people. See more (9 total) »



Elle Alexander ... Karen's Girlfriend
Darryl Armbruster ... Salesperson

Dayton Callie ... Pizza Man

Jennifer Coolidge ... Shelly
Kevin Indio Copeland ... Benny

Joey Diaz ... Goon
Ben Donovan ... GangBanger

Glenne Headly ... Brita

Marshall Herskovitz ... Tom

Christine Lahti ... Dana

Joe Mantegna ... Michael
Michael 'Big Mike' Moore ... Crutch

Claire Partin ... Woman

Robert Pastorelli ... Nick

Barbara Pilavin ... Very Old Italian Woman

Jon Polito ... Desk Sgt.

Paul Reiser ... Bruce

Susan Savage ... Karen

Edward Zwick ... Moderator
Troy Martin ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)

Kimberly Prendez ... Girl at Dock (uncredited)

Directed by
Chazz Palminteri 
Writing credits
David J. Burke (written by)

Produced by
David J. Burke .... executive producer
Marshall Herskovitz .... executive producer
Craig Roessler .... consulting producer
Peter Schindler .... producer
Richard Solomon .... executive producer
Edward Zwick .... executive producer
Original Music by
Eddie Jobson 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos 
Film Editing by
Ron Rosen 
Production Design by
Laurence Bennett 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Coburn 
Costume Design by
Christine Peters 
Makeup Department
Merribelle Anderson .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Dellavalle .... key hair stylist (as Denise Della Valle)
Denise Dellavalle .... key makeup artist (as Denise Della Valle)
Barbara Olvera .... key hair stylist
Joni Powell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christine Larson .... unit production manager (as Christine Larson-Nitzsche)
Robert C. Rodriguez .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth D. Collins .... first assistant director
Jill Southern .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jeanne Bueche .... art department coordinator
Chris Call .... property master
Steve Morey .... construction coordinator
Fleur Nooyen .... set buyer
Christopher Redmond .... assistant property master
Tom Talley .... construction foreman
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Bob Goold .... dialog editor
David Kirschner .... production sound mixer
Joe Melody .... supervising sound editor (as Joseph Melody)
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Paul Collier .... camera operator
Christopher Duddy .... camera operator
Thomas Enright .... electrician
Victor Macias .... dolly grip
Tim Ryan .... key grip
Jon R. Tower .... chief lighting technician
William Webb .... camera operator
Casting Department
Alisa Kasmer .... casting assistant
Amy Lippens .... additional casting
Editorial Department
Jennifer Barbot .... assistant editor (as Jennifer Pulver)
Michael Levy .... colorist
Music Department
Mark Sterling .... music editor
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Serena Baker .... key assistant location manager
Elizabeth Bartolotta-Clark .... second assistant accountant
Brooke Christopher .... director assistant
Brooke Christopher .... production staff
Chris Furia .... production accountant
Josh Gummersall .... assistant: Marshall Herskovitz
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Graham Larson .... assistant: Edward Zwick
Zack Milan .... stand-in
Jason Novak .... assistant: Rick Solomon
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... production medic
Judy Race .... production coordinator
Tiffany Sipantzi Moore .... production coordinator (as Tiffany Sipantzi)
Todd Spears .... assistant accountant
Jeffrey T. Spellman .... location manager

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Rated R for language and sexual content
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Factual errors: When the husbands stop to pump gas in New Jersey, they pump their own fuel. It is illegal in NJ to pump your own gas.See more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A fun and funny flick about relationships and real people., 30 November 2003
Author: NoeValleyJeff

If you don't like relationship films, I won't get you started. Skip this and live a happier life.

But, if you like movies about real people, this one's a winner. (Don't be confused by it's designation as a "comedy" -- you'll laugh, but it's not "funny, ha-ha." It's a humorous drama, a la "Diner" or "to Gillian on her 39th Birthday" -- if you didn't like those movies, you won't like this one.)

The acting, writing, and direction work together to put you in the middle of a really bad day in the marriage of Michael (Mantegna) & Dana (Lahti). They've hit that point in a relationship where everything's great, but nothing's right anymore. They're about ready to break up because they can't figure out how to talk about their problems with each other... perhaps because neither is sure what those problems are.

Unlike most movies where people are having trouble talking to each other, these folks really try. Dana talks to Brita (Headly) and Mike talks to Bruce (Resier). Even without the flashbacks, you can really feel that these people have been living in each other's lives for decades. Dana & Mike want to break their vicious cycle, but keep falling into their old patterns. They get angry, say (or do) the wrong thing (realizing how wrong it is) and back themselves into a corner.

Throughout, they try to keep a sense of humor about it all. Mike & Bruce make each other laugh, as do Dana & Brita...and we're laughing with them.

They're all smart and thoughtful and yet have trouble keeping their eye on the prize, maybe because they've forgotten that it takes work to make a relationship work, even (especially?) after 20 years.

For a movie that takes place in just a single day and in so few sets, it's surprisingly open and light. Palminteri's direction is fantastic. He makes a scene where the boys head to a strip club seem intimate and quiet while a scene where a single male strips for the two girls seem raucous and rowdy.

Palminteri gets the best performance I've seen out of Mantegna and the most intimate out of Reiser, so perhaps Palminteri remembers something about acting (even if he can't, in my opinion, act his way out of a paper bag). The women are equally amazing (Lahti and Headly showing they're more than just solid TV-series actors).

Despite the trauma that these folks go through, you'll enjoy spending 90 minutes watching them watch their lives fall apart. And watching them pick up the pieces because they're still crazy (in love) after all these years.

I rated this 9/10.

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