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Laws of Attraction -- Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers (Moore, Brosnan) find love.
Laws of Attraction -- Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers (Moore, Brosnan) find love.

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Love can be quite a trial. See more »
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Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pierce Brosnan ... Daniel Rafferty

Julianne Moore ... Audrey Woods

Michael Sheen ... Thorne Jamison

Parker Posey ... Serena

Frances Fisher ... Sara Miller

Nora Dunn ... Judge Abramovitz
Heather Ann Nurnberg ... Leslie
Johnny Myers ... Ashton Phelps

Mike Doyle ... Michael Rawson

Allan Houston ... Adamo Shandela
Annie Ryan ... TV Host
Vincent Marzello ... Lyman Hersh
Sara James ... Waitress
John Discepolo ... Legal TV Reporter

Annika Pergament ... TV Reporter

Marc Turtletaub ... Judge Withers
Gordon Sterne ... Judge Baker (as Gordan Sterne)

Brette Taylor ... Mary Harrison
Brendan Morrissey ... Mr. O'Callaghan
Elva Crowley ... Mrs. Flanagan

David Wilmot ... Brendan

David Pearse ... Pig Farmer

Nuala Kelly ... Large Irish Woman
Liz Byrne ... Stewardess

David Kelly ... Priest / Michael
Peter Ballance ... Check in Clerk (as Peter Balance)

Des Fleming ... Waiter
James McClatchie ... Soloman Steinman

Sara Gilbert ... Gary Gadget's Assistant

Nick Hardin ... Man in Bathroom

Brian O'Neill ... Limo Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Manson
Olivia Page ... Girlfriend

Sean Brosnan ... Boyfriend (uncredited)
Glenn Gannon ... Business man on airplane (uncredited)
Adam Goodwin ... Charles Perrin (uncredited)
Nelly Henrion ... NY Lawyer (uncredited)

Peter Howitt ... Client (uncredited)
Lynn Larkin ... Groupie (uncredited)
Kiva Murphy ... Stenographer (uncredited)

Rachel Rath ... Maid (uncredited)
Claire Michelle Scally ... Background Artist (uncredited)

Kreeta Taponen ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Gerry Wade ... Court Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Howitt 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Aline Brosh McKenna (story)

Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) and
Robert Harling (screenplay)

Produced by
David Bergstein .... producer
Pierce Brosnan .... executive producer
Julie Durk .... producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
David T. Friendly .... producer
Mark Gill .... executive producer
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Oliver Hengst .... executive producer
Angelique Higgins .... associate producer
Basil Iwanyk .... executive producer
Arthur Lappin .... executive producer
Andrew Lowe .... co-executive producer
Paul Myler .... co-producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Amanda Scarano .... associate producer (as Amanda J. Scarano)
Wolfgang Schamburg .... associate producer
Ernst-August Schnieder .... associate producer
Beau St. Clair .... producer
Guy Stodel .... executive producer
Marc Turtletaub .... producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Adrian Biddle 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Lawson 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Amanda Mackey Johnson  (as Amanda Mackey)
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Charles Wood 
 
Art Direction by
Susie Cullen (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
 
Makeup Department
Clare Barman .... assistant makeup artist
Chris Bingham .... key makeup artist: New York
Amy Byrne .... crowd makeup artist
Rose Chatterton .... key hair stylist: New York
Bernadette Dooley .... chief hair stylist
Morna Ferguson .... chief makeup artist
Hildie Ginsberg .... key makeup artist: New York (as Hildy Ginsberg)
Elaine L. Offers .... makeup artist: Julianne Moore (as Elaine Offers)
Barbara Olvera .... hairdresser: Julianne Moore
Rick Provenzano .... hairdresser: Pierce Brosnan
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist: Pierce Brosnan
Deirdre Tormey .... assistant hair stylist
Frank Vazquez .... hair stylist (as Frank Vasquez)
 
Production Management
Mary Alleguen .... production manager
Adam Brightman .... unit production manager
Amanda Scarano .... production supervisor (as Amanda J. Scarano)
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
Jethro Harris .... post-production manager: Pepper Post-Productions Ltd. (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandra Corbally .... trainee assistant director
Susan Drennan .... third assistant director
Konrad Jay .... first assistant director
Louise Murray .... assistant director
Suzanne Nicell .... second assistant director
Murphy Occhino .... second second assistant director
Michael Pitt .... second assistant director
John Wallace .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
George Arkins .... stagehand
Ignacio Barbe .... trainee props (as Ignacio M. Barbe)
Sean Barcoe .... carpenter
Ruth Barry .... trainee art director
Simon Boyd .... dressing props
Stephen Bream .... assistant art director (as Steve Bream)
Stephen Broughall .... chargehand carpenter (as Stephen Broughal)
David Byrne .... carpenter
Deirdre Byrne .... stores person
Stephen Byrne .... carpenter
William Byrne .... dressing props
Oliver Clarke .... carpenter
Bronwyn Clohissey-Boyd .... master painter
Darren Crimmins .... assistant construction manager
Tom Cullen .... props runaround
Robert Daly .... chargehand carpenter
Stephen Daly .... graphics artist
Conor Devlin .... draughtsman
Tom Dowling .... construction manager
Willie Duff .... carpenter
Eoin Dunford .... supervising plasterer
James Dunleavy .... painter
Alan Dunne .... chargehand props
Paddy Dunne .... painter (as Pat Dunne)
Cos Egan .... set dresser
Ray Fisher .... lead man: reshoots
Anne Fitzsimon .... trainee buyer (as Anne Fitzsimons)
Dave Flanagan .... dressing props (as David Flanagan)
Daniel Frayne .... painter
Barbara Galbraith .... stores person
Martin Goulding .... assistant art director
Martin Goulding .... stand-by art director
Peter Grace .... stagehand
Jules Harris .... trainee props
Shirley Henderson .... prop buyer
Stanley Irwin .... plasterer
Darren Kearney .... chargehand
Darren Kearney .... painter
Darren Keenan .... painter
Noel 'Bob' Kelly .... stand-by stagehand
Pat Kelly .... painter
Wendy Moore Kelly .... painter
Dave Kinsella .... dressing prop
Eoin Lewis .... dressing props
Richard Looney .... carpenter
Tom Lundy .... chargehand painter (as Tommy Lundy)
Bernard Lyster .... trainee props
Martin Maloney .... plasterer
Thomas McAllister .... plasterer
John McCaul .... carpenter
Jerome McDonnell .... stand-by props
James McGetrick .... dressing props
Adrienne McGrane .... graphic designer
Nuala McKernan .... prop master
Jim Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Kealan Murphy .... carpenter
Stephen Murray .... plasterer
Derek Newman .... plasterer
Marc Newman .... lead man: New York
Carmel O'Connor .... assistant set decorator
Alan O'Donnell .... stagehand
Ciara O'Donnell .... trainee art director
Sean O'Donnell .... carpenter
Anthony O'Hanlon .... chargehand stagehand
Christy O'Shaughnessy .... supervising painter
Thomas O'Shaughnessy .... stand-by painter
Lesley Oakley .... draughtsman
Dave Peters .... dressing props
Julie Philpott .... draughtsman
Nathan Schroeder .... illustrator
Dylan Sheridan .... prop master
John Snee .... props trainee
Brendan Stephens .... painter
James Talbot .... stagehand
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator: New York
Maurice Thompson .... construction buyer
Jil Turner .... second prop buyer
David Wallace .... dressing props
Ian Wallace .... construction runaround
Noel Walsh .... stand-by prop
Peter Winstanley .... stagehand
Alan Wynne .... carpenter
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... supervising sound editor
Sam Auguste .... assistant sound editor
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
Kieran Horgan .... sound mixer
Sam Horgan .... sound trainee
Daniel Laurie .... adr editor
Daniel Laurie .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Noel Quinn .... boom operator
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
Lee Kerr .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gerry Johnston .... special effects supervisor
Martin Kelly .... special effects technician
Chris Lynch .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Alexiou .... runner: Double Negative
Andrew Lockley .... sequence supervisor
Fay McConkey .... visual effects producer
John Moffatt .... digital compositor
Sebastien Dupuis .... junior compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... focus puller
Will Callahan .... electrician: New York (as William Callahan)
Stephen Carthy .... electrician
Peter Colavito .... electrician: New York
Barry Conroy .... electrician
Louis Conroy .... gaffer
Seamus Corcoran .... director of photography: second unit
Christopher DeBlau .... electrician: New York
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer: New York
Tony Devlin .... rigging gaffer
Noel Donnellon .... video assist operator
Noel Donnellon .... video operator
Gerry Donnelly .... electrician
Stephen Doyle .... rigging gaffer
Jessica Drum .... trainee camera loader
Jim Farrell .... electrician
Tim Fletcher .... electrician
Sarah Francis .... clapper loader
Addo Gallagher .... electrician
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator: New York
Nils Johnson .... key video assist operator: New York
Manny Magennis .... rigger
Aideen McCarthy .... daily camera trainee
Barbell Murphy .... trainee grip
Darrell Murphy .... trainee grip
John Murphy .... camera grip
Peter O'Toole .... best boy
Tom Percarpio .... best boy electric: New York
Pat Ryder .... electrician
Gerard Sava .... camera operator
Kevin Scott .... generator operator
Paul Treacy .... stand-by rigger
Bernard Walsh .... still photographer
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer: New York
David Worley .... camera operator
Phillip V. Caruso .... additional photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Sig De Miguel .... casting associate
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
John Hubbard .... casting: UK/Ireland
Mary Maguire .... casting: Ireland
Tamara Notcutt .... casting assistant
Cathy Sandrich .... casting: USA
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynne Maureen Curtis .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Kevin Gleeson .... wardrobe trainee
Carol Graham .... wardrobe assistant
Barrett Hong .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Derbhla McClelland .... wardrobe trainee
Gabriel O'Brien .... wardrobe assistant
Melissa O'Connor .... costume assistant
JP Sarni .... wardrobe assistant: New York
Ger Scully .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jens Baylis .... first assistant editor
Alec Gibson .... laboratory grader
Serena Mellor .... post-production assistant
Alexandra Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
Jamie Turpin .... second assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Michael Connell .... music editor
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Andrew Raiher .... music production assistant
Ed Shearmur .... conductor (as Edward Shearmur)
Jeff Toyne .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Michael A. Capotosto .... driver: grip truck
Stephen Carroll .... action vehicle coordinator
Thomas Hamill .... driver: David Friendly
John Kavanagh .... transportation captain
Matt Kelly .... unit driver
Pat Keogh .... driver: electrical truck
Pat Larkin .... driver: Peter Howitt
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Al Morris .... unit driver
Kevin Scott .... genny driver
Frank Tobin .... unit driver (as Frank D. Tobin)
 
Other crew
Adam Baer .... location scout
Jules Baker-Smith .... assistant: Peter Howitt
Nic Benns .... title designer: main titles
Kelly Berneathy .... assistant: David Friendly
Tyson Bidner .... location manager: New York
Mauro Blanco .... dubbing artist
Sean Brosnan .... stand-in: Pierce Brosnan
Renee Burke .... script supervisor (as Renée Foley Burke)
Yvonne Burke .... travel and accommodation coordinator
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Joshua Chaplinsky .... production assistant
Chris Charalambous .... production office: Irish DreamTime
Eddie Chow .... trainer: Julianne Moore (as Ed Chow)
Dermot Cleary .... second location manager
Nicola Conlon .... assistant: Pierce Brosnan
Deirdre Donohue .... production coordinator (as Deirdre Cook)
Cathleen Dore .... assistant production coordinator
Emer Egan .... accounting assistant
Vadim Epstein .... production assistant
John J. Fitzgerald .... additional set production assistant
Donal Geraghty .... production accountant
Sonya Gildea .... extras coordinator (as Sonya Supple-Gildea)
Courtney E. Hansen .... production assistant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Iseult Harrington .... production trainee
Peter Howitt .... additional script
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Jordana Johns .... body double (as Jordana McDonagh)
Jordana Johns .... stand-in: Julianne Moore (as Jordana McDonagh)
Huw Penallt Jones .... production executive
Patric Kickham .... computer playback designer
Karey Kirkpatrick .... additional script
Ashifa Lalani .... assistant production accountant
Thomas K. Lee .... production assistant
Gerry Lundberg .... publicist
Paddy McCarney .... location manager
Douglas McFerran .... additional script
Daragh McLynn .... trainer: Pierce Brosnan
Conor O'Carroll .... location assistant
Geri O'Kelly .... choreographer
Andrew O'Malley .... production trainee
Frances O'Reilly .... assistant: David Friendly
Catherine O'Rorke .... construction nurse
Wael Omar .... production assistant
Kieran Patten .... location assistant
Tony Phillippe .... production assistant: re-shoot, New York
Seamus Porter .... location scout
Christina Rice .... assistant: Julianne Moore
Jane Roche .... production executive: Hells Kitchen International
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Edmund Sampson .... assistant location manager
Amy Schwarz .... assistant: Julie Durk
Hilary Smith .... assistant location manager
Rachel Smith .... production coordinator
Emily Sopp .... production assistant
Lucy Thomas .... set intern
Beau Tipton .... production assistant
Alex Turtletaub .... intern
Jean Wainwright .... assistant production accountant
Luca Ward .... voice dubbing: Pierce Brosnan
Ian Watermeier .... production executive
Polly Wilby .... post-production accounting assistant
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production accountant: second unit
Dena Zamore .... production secretary
Dawn Bridgewater .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew D. Panepinto .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Ptak .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language
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Frances Fisher plays Julianne Moore's mother in the movie. She is only eight years older than Moore in real life.See more »
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Continuity: 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:I told you darling, we don't need separate bedrooms. I don't mind you snoring.See more »
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Screwball with snowballs, 22 October 2004
Author: jackie-107 from Lochawe, Scotland

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Doris Day may have made better screwball comedies, but this one just about works, by downplaying punchlines and taking obvious idiocies as read, such as the leads' addictions to sweeties and their penchant for falling through doors or knocking things over. But with these traits, how is it their apartments are immaculate? A directorial faux-pas here.

Julianne Moore is wonderful as usual, playing the rather uptight divorce lawyer, impressed despite herself with Brosnan's physical attractions. She is a mistress of the personality contrasts: sweet smile against dagger-drawn eyes; disconcerted reactions with suave sophistication; professional aplomb in the courtroom, but slobbing out in front of the TV. She is not only determined to resist Brosnan but successfully compete against him, while her mother, brilliantly played by Frances Fisher, is determined to persuade her to accept his overtures. Frances Fisher almost steals the film with her over-the-top, much-married, society fashion character, distinctly contrasting with Julianne Moore's more stuffy persona (reminiscences of Edina and Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous?).

I cringed at the scenes in Ireland, but this film does not pretend to be anything other than a sweet-thing romantic comedy of deliberate game-playing. It doesn't go for stand-up jokes, but just bowls along happily in its overdose of sugar. Moore is marvelous in serious drama (The Hours and Far From Heaven) but is proving equally at home with zany comedy (see also Cookie's Fortune). Brosnan relies on his handsome looks to see him through any part, but his comedy timing is as excellent as Moore's. The characters' common clumsiness is as well-timed as anything Doris Day did in That Touch Of Mink, or Cary Grant in Monkey Business. Given that Brosnan and Moore are more often seen in adventure or drama, an outing into comedy does not go amiss and gives us a chance to see them do something different. I wasn't sure of the film to begin with, but it grew on me. As long as it is accepted as a light and frothy entertainment, with no other purpose than whiling away a Sunday afternoon in front of the fire with a box of chocolates, it's a fine movie. Does Frances Fisher ever play any other character than someone's mother?

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