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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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Child with Ice Cream
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (UK) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$889,857 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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Trivia

The title derives from John describing his breakup with Deirdre. See more »

Quotes

John: Those are the actions, and I have no qualms about saying it, of a whore
Deirdre: Get Out! Get Out!
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Get Over You
Written by Stephin Merritt
Published by Gay and Loud Music (ASCAP) and Nottinghill Music
Performed by The Magnetic Fields
Courtesy of Stephin Merritt, 1999
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see this with someone who is as cynical as you
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

to be honest, the first scene sums this movie up, it's a punch in the face. you have to have a very dry sense of humor to like this movie, i don't think it was made for the usual "american" market. our culture is geared toward in your face comedy, like old school or dodge ball, where subtle darker humor about everyday life gets lost. husbands leave wives, people get fired from terrible jobs, and in general have crappy lives. but it is up to us to enjoy what we have, and finding the strength to keep on going no matter what, and this movie is like that. it has an all star cast, from Colin Farrell to Colm Meany, Shirley Henderson to Cillian Murphy they all shine like the stars they are.


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