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Full Frontal (2002)

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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Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

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How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,834 (USA) (4 August 2002)

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$2,506,446 (USA) (22 September 2002)
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Trivia

When Nicholas (Blair Underwood) is giving a rap/speech in the limo to Catherine (Julia Roberts) he says the line "briefly be seen kissing a pretty woman under a pelican moon,". combining the titles of two Julia Roberts movies: Pretty Woman (1990) and The Pelican Brief (1993). See more »

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

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Hitler: Number Three - There is absolutely no scientific connection between drinking a shot of blood a day and being an extraordinary actor.
Hitler: And Number Four - it is impossible to prove Number ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there's a short scene in which we see Brad Pitt explaining a scene he's about to shoot for the movie-within, 'Rendezvous'. See more »

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References The Pelican Brief (1993) See more »

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Diane L.
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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