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Laws of Attraction (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 April 2004 (USA)
Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

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Storyline

This is the story of two New York divorce attorneys who are often competing against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to provide them business at work? One of the central cases in the story is the heavily-publicized divorce of a rock star from his wife... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Love can be quite a trial. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las reglas de la seducción  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,728,905 (USA) (30 April 2004)

Gross:

$17,848,322 (USA) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

Frances Fisher plays Julianne Moore's mother in the movie. She is only eight years older than Moore in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the bar, when Daniel and Audrey are drinking, the lock of hair on Daniel's forehead appears, disappears and then reappears. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: But I do care about you. And so I will give you a divorce, gladly. Because call me old fashion, but when you love someone, I believe you should be unselfish enough to give them whatever they want. I'll be around later to pick up my things.
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Features Cribs (2000) See more »

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Sick It Is/Tea You Want
Traditional Arrangement
Performed by Temple Bush Ceili Band
Licensed courtesy of Lunar Records, Dublin
Published by Squirrel Music
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Good, but it should have been better
11 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

You ever watch a movie that under normal circumstances you'd think was great and wonderful, but there is something about the movie that keeps you from fully enjoying it? It gets sort of stuck between being great and being good, so ends up in neither place, and you end up liking but not loving the movie. Ultimately the movie falls into abyss of "almost", and you very quickly forget it altogether.

Such is the curse of Laws of Attraction, a really good movie that's just sort of there. Half way into the movie I was wondering to myself why I wasn't connecting more with the movie since its funny, well acted, and very charming in all of the right ways. Somehow despite being able to see the quality I stopped caring what happened.

Can I recommend this romantic comedy about lawyers in love? Yes, its sweet and light and everything a good romantic comedy should be except memorable.

Rent it or wait for cable, but give it shot.

7 out of 10.


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