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Writers (WGA):
Eve Ahlert (written by) &
Dennis Drake (written by)
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Release Date:
16 May 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The ultimate catch has met his match.
Plot:
Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Renée Zellweger ... Barbara Novak

Ewan McGregor ... Catcher Block

Sarah Paulson ... Vikki Hiller

David Hyde Pierce ... Peter MacMannus

Rachel Dratch ... Gladys

Jack Plotnick ... Maurice

Tony Randall ... Theodore Banner

John Aylward ... E.G.

Warren Munson ... C.B.

Matt Ross ... J.B.

Michael Ensign ... J.R.

Timothy Omundson ... R.J.

Jeri Ryan ... Gwendolyn

Ivana Milicevic ... Yvette

Melissa George ... Elkie

Dorie Barton ... Sally

Laura Kightlinger ... Receptionist

Chris Parnell ... TV Emcee
Robert Katims ... Dry Cleaner

Florence Stanley ... Dry Cleaner's Wife
John Storey ... Maitre D' (as John Christopher Storey)

Peter Spruyt ... Waiter

Lynn Collins ... Beatnik Girl
David Doty ... Doorman

Jude Ciccolella ... Private Eye
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan

Brad Hanson ... Johnny Trementus

Beth LaMure ... CBS Switchboard Operator #1
Christie Cronenweth ... CBS Switchboard Operator #2
Megan Denton ... Astronette #1

Melanie Lewis ... Astronette #2

Sybil Azur ... Astronette #3
Joanna Collins ... Astronette #4

Sandra McCoy ... Astronette #5 (as Sandra C. McCoy)

Sarah Christine Smith ... Astronette #6
Norman Fessler ... Photographer

Marc Shaiman ... Pianist

Scott Wittman ... Bartender
Pat Cusick ... Waiter (as Patrick Cusick)

Rick Scarry ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Basil Hoffman ... C. W. (uncredited)
Turtle ... Beatnik (uncredited)

Directed by
Peyton Reed 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eve Ahlert (written by) &
Dennis Drake (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Cohen .... producer
Paddy Cullen .... executive producer
Dan Jinks .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Cronenweth 
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Laws 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Whist 
 
Set Decoration by
Don Diers 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Jeri Baker .... key hair stylist
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Ms. Zellweger
Kymbra Callaghan .... makeup artist: Ms. Zellweger
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
Gary J. Perticone .... key hair stylist
Ashlee Petersen .... makeup department head
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist
Michelle Vittone .... makeup department head
Jay Pearlman .... prosthetics: Ed Sullivan (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Steven Brown .... unit production manager
Jeffrey Harlacker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Amateau .... first assistant director (as Todd M. Amateau)
Jennifer Anderson .... second assistant director
Dan Katzman .... first assistant director: second unit
Korey Scott Pollard .... second second assistant director (as Korey Pollard)
Handel Whitmore .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... props
Shane Buckallew .... plaster foreman
Michael Buha .... set dresser
Don 'Tex' Clark .... set dresser
Michael A. Clark .... propmaker
Chuck Coffman .... set dresser
David Corral .... greensman
Todd Ellis .... property master
Matthew Ferreira .... set dresser
Canada Johanna Gordon .... art department coordinator
Allison Gross .... set dresser
Gregory S. Hooper .... set designer
Johnnie Jenkins .... construction accountant
Robert W. Joseph .... lead man
Charles Kern .... painter
Jonas Kirk .... construction coordinator
Ronnie Lombard .... set dresser
Gregory Lynch Jr. .... construction foreman
Kacy Magedman .... art department coordinator
Scott Morgan .... art department assistant (as Jack Treehorn)
Antonia Nunez .... assistant to set decorator
Cesar Orozco .... propmaker
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser
Mary Saisselin .... set designer
David Sandefur .... assistant art director
Hugo Santiago .... set designer
David Scott .... graphic designer
Catherine Smith .... set designer
Stephen Sturm .... carpenter
Eric Sundahl .... set designer
John Michael Tillotson .... set dresser
Brett Tyler .... paint gangboss
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Tim Y. Wetzel .... assistant property master
Lyndell Wolff .... construction
Lyndell Wolff .... general forman
Ronald L. Woodward .... on-set dresser
Ronald L. Woodward .... set dresser
Marcel Worch .... propmaker
David Keir .... carpenter (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Brown .... foley editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... dialogue editor
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Craig Heath .... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
Benjamin Kaplan .... sound production assistant
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects editor
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Robert Renga .... sound recordist
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Ben Wienert .... cable person
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bart Barber .... special effects technician
R. Michael Bisetti .... special effects foreman (as R. Michael Bissetti)
Greg Curtis .... special effects foreman
Morgan Guynes .... special effects coordinator
Mike Sasgen .... special effects foreman (as Mike J. Sasgen)
 
Visual Effects by
Blondel Aidoo .... visual effects executive producer: Asylum
Jean-Luc Azzis .... compositor: Asylum
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: Asylum (as Andy Rafael Barrios)
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World Digital
Jimmy Batchelder .... visual effects coordinator: Asylum
Joel Behrens .... animator: Asylum
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects producer: Digital Filmworks
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Filmworks
Timothy Michael Cairns .... quality control supervisor: Efilm/Panavsion
Glenn Cotter .... 3D artist: Matte World Digital
Brandon Criswell .... compositor: Asylum
Krystyna Demkowicz .... visual effects producer: Matte World Digital
Del DePierro .... motion control
Christopher Evans .... digital matte artist: Matte World Digital
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Michael Hemschoot .... animator: Asylum (as Michael 'Ffish' Hemschoot)
Heather Ignarro .... visual effects production coordinator: Digital Filmworks
David Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum (as David M.V. Jones)
Ntana Key .... digital intermediate paint artist
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist
Mark Alan Loso .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Patrick Loungway .... cameraman: Matte World Digital
Emma McGuinness .... visual effects executive producer: Asylum
Nathan McGuinness .... senior visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Darren Mortillaro .... technical artist: Matte World Digital
Marco S. Paolini .... senior digital compositor: Digital Filmworks (as Marco Paolini)
Edward Quirk .... senior 3D animator: Digital Filmworks
Mark P. Renton .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Paul Rivera .... chief technical artist: Matte World Digital
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate associate producer
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
Todd R. Smith .... technical artist: Matte World Digital
Zac Sneesby .... motion control
Sharon Stetzel .... visual effects production coordinator: Digital Filmworks
Chris Stoski .... digital matte artist: Matte World Digital
Tommy Tran .... digital artist: Digital Filmworks
Morgan Trotter .... 3D artist: Matte World Digital
John R. Ellis .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
George Hladky .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Renee Zellweger
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Ted Larkin .... stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double: Sarah Paulson
Neal Naito .... stunts
John Tamburro .... helicopter stunt pilot
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucas Bielan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bobby Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marq Edwards .... assistant camera
Paul J. Giacalone .... grip
Phil Hardt .... electrician
David Kanner .... assistant camera
Gary Kanner .... assistant camera
Greg Lopez .... lamp operator
Ed Maloney .... chief lighting technician
John R. Manocchia .... chief rigging technician
Michael E. Matteson .... key rigging grip
Carson E. Mayne .... rigging electrician
Daniel Page McDonough .... first assistant camera
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Peter Rosenfeld .... Steadicam operator
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rick Senteno .... assistant chief lighting
Brent Studler .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Maximilian Graenitz .... animator: title sequence
Jane Poole .... animator: title sequence
David Wasson .... animation supervisor
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Gary Davies .... extras casting associate
Peter Kalin .... associate casting: in-house
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Michele Short .... casting associate
Pamela Lynn Thomas .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Ames .... costumer
Lee Harris .... costumer
Monica Haynes-Nino .... costumer (as Monica Haynes)
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Juan Lopez .... costumer
Jessica Peel .... assistant costume designer
Susan Roberts .... set costumer
Tricia Yoo .... costume production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Terra Bliss-Alvarez .... digital intermediate producer (as Terra Bliss)
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Adrian Colbert .... digital colorist assist (as Adrian S. Colbert)
Michael Eaves .... digital color timer
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
Jack Lewars .... digital colorist assist
David McKimmie .... post-production coordinator
Mindy Minkow .... digital intermediate associate producer
Jim Passon .... color timer
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate associate producer
Steven J. Scott .... digital color timer
Chris Taft .... digital intermediate services coordinator
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Sam Vanny .... assistant editor
Erik C. Andersen .... additional editor (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Tim Boyle .... score recordist
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator
David De Palo .... scoring assistant
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Dan DiPrima .... supervising music editor
George Doering .... musician
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Oliver Hug .... assistant music editor
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Maria Newman .... musician
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Marc Shaiman .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Sally Stevens .... choir mistress
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Laura Ziffren .... music supervisor (as Laura Z. Wasserman)
Julia Michels .... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Mervyn Warren .... vocal editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Avallon .... driver
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stacy Adair .... stand-in
Matt Adler .... additional voices
Maggie Baird .... additional voices
Justin Blampied .... montage designer
Justin Blampied .... title designer
Mandy Booke .... assistant: Mr. Reed
Trisha Burton .... script supervisor
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice artist
John Cappelletti .... additional voices
Simon Cassels .... montage designer
Simon Cassels .... title designer
Robert Clotworthy .... additional voices
Kathryn Cressida .... additional voices (as Kat Cressida)
Drew Crevello .... assistant: Mr. Cohen and Mr. Jinks
Holly Dorff .... additional voices
Terri Douglas .... additional voices
Taylor M. Favale .... production coordinator
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Michael Fossat .... stand-in: Ewan McGregor
Cesare Gagliardoni .... set production assistant
Jessica Gee .... additional voices
Johnny Gidcomb .... additional voices (as John Gidcomb)
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Carla Hacken .... studio executive
Carla Hacken .... studio executive: Fox 2000
Sam Hansen .... assistant: Mr. Cohen and Mr. Jinks
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Bridget Hoffman .... additional voices
Dorothy Joo .... production assistant
Paul Kenney .... first assistant accountant
Matthew Labyorteaux .... additional voices
Luisa Leschin .... additional voices
Hope Levy .... additional voices
Lindsey Liberatore .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Yun Lingner .... assistant: Mr. Reed and Ms. Cullen
Jessie S. Marion .... additional voices
Christopher Massey .... production assistant
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... additional voices (as Caitlin McKenna)
Peter McManus .... production accountant
Scott Menville .... additional voices
Anthony J. Nahar .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Pedevilla .... payroll accountant
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Tony Pope .... additional voices
Jill Remez .... additional voices
Patrick Richmond .... set production assistant
Clay Savage .... additional voices
Amanda Segel .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Ron Snow .... additional voices
Steve Staley .... additional voices
Gene Starzenski .... rigging medic
Laura Summer .... additional voices
Mark Sussman .... additional voices
Michael J Tamburro .... helicopter crew
Billy Taylor .... production assistant
Andrew Trosmans .... research consultant
Peter Vogel .... assistant production coordinator
Chase White .... stand-in
Deborah J. Chesebro .... assistant accountant: re-shoots (uncredited)
David De Palo .... midi transcriptor (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and dialogue
Runtime:
101 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-7 | Germany:o.Al. (bw) | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Malaysia:18SX | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #39331)

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Trivia:
The extra scene at the end with Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger singing a duet was filmed at the insistence of the actors. They said that with both of them having been in musicals previously (McGregor in Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Zellweger in Chicago (2002)) that it would be a sin not to.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the movie we see the Pan Am building. According to the narration it is 1962 and the Pan Am building was not completed until 1963.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:The place: New York City. The time: Now, 1962. And there's no time or place like it. If you've got a dream, this is the place to make that dream come true. That's why the soaring population of hopeful dreamers has just reached eight million people. Oh! Make that eight million and one.
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Referenced in The Making of 'The Break-Up' (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)See more »

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28 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Charming recreation, 26 May 2003
Author: rosscinema (rosscinema@comcast.net) from Oceanside, Ca.

This is an homage to the light romantic comedies of the early 60's and a strong influence by "Pillow Talk". Renee Zellweger is Barbara Novack and she writes a book about women and how they look at relationships and an editor at a publishing firm named Vicki Hiller (Sarah Paulson) convinces the board of directors to publish her book. One way to get attention to her book is for a well known writer to write an expose of it so they try to get Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor) to do the job but he's so busy womanizing that he keeps canceling their appointments so they try other methods to get attention to her book and they succeed as it becomes a best seller. Catcher is amazed by her success and bets his friend and coworker Peter MacMannus (David Hyde Pierce) that he can make her fall in love with him which would make her a hypocrite and he would have a big story to publish. Catcher pretends to be a shy astronaut from Florida and they start to date. This film is directed by Peyton Reed who has worked almost exclusively in television and is directing the "Fantastic Four" next. Film does an admirable job of recreating those type of films that were prevalent in those times. The sets are terrific with the decor for the offices and apartments. Even the scenes like when Zellweger is riding in a car its obvious that its a sound stage with a movie screen behind them showing stock footage of 1960's traffic. The script also does a good job of adding some flavor of 1960's culture like when one of the board of directors describes her as "The Farmers Daughter" from Maine. This is of course in reference to Debbie Reynolds and when MacGregor says he's an astronaut from Cocoa Beach Florida its from "I Dream Of Jeannie". All pop icons from the sixties. And having Tony Randall in the film gives it the ultimate cavalier compliment. Its not a perfect homage like the scene where Paulson accuses Pierce of being homosexual which would not have been allowed during those times but the lighthearted charm of the film remains intact. Zellweger is fine as usual as Barbara but its MacGregor that caught my eye. His performances in the last two years have never ceased to be interesting. He was almost unrecognizable in "Black Hawk Down" and then shows he can sing in "Moulin Rouge!" But also shows he can handle playing American dialects. He's an amazing actor to watch and here he adds to his mystique. Film is utterly charming and it does compliment the films from the early sixties.

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