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Full Frontal (2002)

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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

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Lee
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Calvin / Nicholas
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Arty / Ed
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Heather
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Francesca's Assistant
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Harvey, probably
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Nicholas's Agent
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Man on Plane / Himself
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Woman on Plane
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Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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From The Director Of Traffic, Ocean's Eleven & Erin Brockovich! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,834 (USA) (2 August 2002)

Gross:

$2,506,446 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Trivia

Steven Soderbergh attached the following list of rules to the screenplay to his low budget ($2 M) film with a huge list of stars:
  • 1. All sets are practical locations.


  • 2. You will drive yourself to the set. If you are unable to drive yourself, a driver will pick you up, but you will probably become the subject of ridicule. Either way, you must arrive alone.


  • 3. There will be no craft service, so you should arrive on set "having had". Meals will vary in quality.


  • 4. You will pick, provide, and maintain your own wardrobe.


  • 5. You will create and maintain your own hair and make-up.


  • 6. There will be no trailers. The company will attempt to provide holding areas near a given location, but don't count on it. If you need to be alone a lot, you're pretty much screwed.


  • 7. Improvisation will be encouraged.


  • 8. You will be interviewed about your character. This material may end up in the film.


  • 9. You will be interviewed about the other characters. This material may end up in the finished film.


  • 10. You will have fun whether you want to or not. If any of these guidelines are problematic for you, stop reading now and send this screenplay back where it came from.


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Goofs

Catherine's black notebook and pen suddenly appear on the airplane armrest between shots, after her tape player clicks. See more »

Quotes

Carl: I think Lee is like... Have you ever seen a dog get hit by a car but walk away? And there's this impact and you know something terrible has happened to that dog but it walks away and it doesn't seem to even realize the implications cause it just goes on. But you know that something terrible has happened inside this dog. That's, I think, what happened to Lee. It's like she's a dog that got hit by a car, and she walked away and she's still walking, but some very, very important things inside her ...
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Brad Pitt is credited as playing 2 characters: "Brad Pitt" and "Himself". See more »

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Follows Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) See more »

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Au Loft
Composed and Orchestrated by Jacques Davidovici
Published by Les Editions du Quartier (Administered by Marada USA/Criterion Music Corp.)
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Explores New Ground
5 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Director Steven Soderbergh calls Full Frontal the unofficial sequel to Sex Lies and Videotape, his groundbreaking 1989 film. Most everyone else has called it a mess, or useless waste of time. One prominent American critic even suggested this might be the worst film ever by a major director. I can't say I agree with the harsh criticism. While I'm not exactly sure what the movie is about, and vast passages of it simply do not work, I do think it is a film with great passion and energy. Soderbergh has left behind the slickness of Ocean's 11 and Erin Brockovich and made an experimental film that bristles with inventiveness. Not everything works, but there are several nice performances, particularly by David Hyde Pierce and Catherine Keener and I enjoyed watching an A-list director stray from the tried and true and explore rockier ground.


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