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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

 -  Drama  -  22 July 2004 (Argentina)
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An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.

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David Hurst
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Laura
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Hope Davis ...
Dana Hurst
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Mark
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Lizzie Hurst
Lydia Jordan ...
Stephanie Hurst
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Leah Hurst
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Carol
Kathleen Kinhan ...
Virgin
Sara Lerch ...
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Lori Mirabal ...
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Mark Ethan ...
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Female Patient (as Flora Martinez)
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The movie centers on a dentist who has a strange dream that blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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22 July 2004 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

La vida secreta de un dentista  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$121,769 (USA) (1 August 2003)

Gross:

$3,707,201 (USA) (26 December 2003)
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Quotes

David Hurst: My father always said that when you're angry, to never get in a car.
Slater: Fuck him.
[starts the car]
Slater: He was an asshole.
David Hurst: Yes. He was.
[drives off]
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References The Boys from Brazil (1978) See more »

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Written by Williams / Goodwin / Williams
Performed by Doves
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Excellent but limited audience
13 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie last night, and I thought it was absolutely compelling. A perfect example of that rare Hollywood movie that actually uses "show and tell", instead of car chases and hit you over the head non-reality. I ached with each facial expression of anger, fear and doubt. I can see how a lot of people would not like this movie. I think because it is slow, subtle, and full of nuances, it may be more to a woman's liking. Maybe the fact that I've been married for 25 years, I can relate to the realistic portrayals. The actors were stellar, especially Campbell Scott and the three little girls that played his children. I became very attached to this family, and wanted them to stay together no matter what, which I think was the point of the movie. Marriage is not just sweetness and light or happy endings, but the making of memories good and bad,the struggles and triumphs, and the commitment it takes to making family dynamics work for the benefit of all. Quite frankly, I just can't stop thinking about this movie, which for me, is the greatest compliment of all.


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