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Roger Dodger (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 November 2002 (USA)
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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.



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Set against the bright lights of Manhattan, a tale which takes a comic, urbane look at the modern male ego at war in the singles scene trenches. Roger Swanson is a hopelessly cynical advertising copywriter with a razor-sharp wit who believes he has mastered the art of manipulating women. But Roger's seemingly foolproof world of smooth talk and casual sex begins to unravel when he is paid a surprise visit by his teenager nephew, Nick. Hoping to settle, once and for all, the issue of his virginity, Nick begs Roger to school him in the art of seducing women. Welcoming the challenge, Roger guides Nick through the city's wild nightlife for an all-night crash course, only to realize that he--the adult--still has something to learn about what women, and men, really want. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The naked differences between men and women. See more »


Comedy | Drama

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





Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cosa de hombres  »

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Opening Weekend:

$47,431 (USA) (25 October 2002)


$1,260,761 (USA) (17 January 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Jesse Eisenberg was sick during the filming of most of the nightclub scene, and can be seen sweating in different parts of the scene from his illness. See more »


Roger: You drink that drink! Alcohol has been a social lubricant for thousands of years. What do you think, you're going to sit here tonight and reinvent the wheel?
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Referenced in American Dad!: Roger Codger (2005) See more »


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Sex in the city - the male version
14 February 2004 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

This first film of director Dylan Kidd is a smart and entertaining tentative for a male version of 'Sex in the City'. There certainly is a question mark over the morality of a story involving a 16 years young boy tutored into skirt-chase by his adult uncle, and this is one of the very few occasions where the R-rate is justified in my eyes. However, in the era of 'Sex in the City' this genre is already in line with popular entertainment.

The film is smart, extremely well acted, sometimes funny, sometimes moving and overall a pleasant cinema experience. It is probably worth seeing on small screen, as many scenes are intentionally filmed with an unsure hand-held camera. This works well on TV screen, may be a problem in a theater. 8 out of 10 on my personal scale.

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