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An ambitious woman with an odd upbringing struggles to find herself amidst juggling two guys she's dating... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: Bending All the Rules
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New Release: Bradley Cooper romantic comedy Bending All the Rules DVD
 (From Disc Dish. 6 April 2011, 12:58 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Bradley Cooper ... Jeff

Colleen Porch ... Kenna
David Gail ... Martin
Morgan Klein ... DJ Sweaty
Kurt McKinney ... Mortie (Kenna's Father)
Shauna Vatovec ... Young Kenna
Andy Scott ... Bosco The Clown

James Martin Kelly ... Big Shelly K
Jerry Alan ... The Pilot
Ed Carine ... Uncle Davey
Rossyln Hicks ... Maid with Dentures
Jeff Beltz ... Confused 'mark' in Bar

Ashlee Payne ... Lauri (Kenna's Friend)
Caree Davis ... Ann (Kenna's Friend)
Rob Coleman ... Hot Sauce Dealer
John Langley ... Hot Sauce Neophyte
Martin Klein ... Cracker Sniffer
Aaron Berger ... Numerical Situation Guy
Ken Turkel ... Eighth Grade Dance Man
Gina Forlano ... Kenna's Roommate
Julie Reifers ... Gallery Owner
Sam Beam ... Inpatient Weight Room Guy
Adrian Mojica ... Weight Room Spotter
Carol Klasek ... Jeff's Mother
Taed Moses ... Young Kenna's Friend
Jennifer Shumaker ... Aunt Charlee

J.C. Loader ... Gina
Kacy Ross ... Super K
Taewa Saniga ... Super K Dancer
Stephanie Levey ... Super K Dancer
Dennis Oravec ... Cowboy
Lucretia Austell ... Cowboy's Girlfriend

William Haze ... Jason (Martin's Friend)
Rene J. Gonzalez ... Martin's Father
Mary González ... Martin's Mother (as Mary Gonzalez)
Krystal DeLeon ... Martin's Niece (as Krystal Deleon)
Sal Rinella ... Martin's Brother #1
Rick Lopez ... Martin's Brother #2
Zahyra Lebron ... Martin's Sister
Max Nicolini ... Martin's Grandfather

Britt George ... Tim (Martin's co-worker)
Richard Wayne Blackburn ... Peggy Sue (as Richard Blackburn)
Melanie McCulley ... Martini Guy's Girlfriend

Alana De La Garza ... Woman ordering shots (as Alana de la Garza)
Wade Boggs ... Nick
Stacey Longoria ... Nick's Girlfriend
Victoria Bass ... Kathy (Kenna's Mother)
Lucy Moore ... Waitress
Alisha Pergola ... Young Kathy
Dooster Knight ... Caller #1
Rick Bronson ... Officer Kosper

Marc Macaulay ... Sargeant
Will Knight ... Cop
Mike Simpson ... Officer Draper
Brinson Harris ... Jail Extra
Anthony Buotempo ... Jail Extra
Dan Mockensturm ... Dan (WMNF DJ)
Lanny Fuettere ... Officer Accepting Bail
Rafael McVicker ... Martin's Infant
Skye Davidowicz ... Little Girl
Kristen Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Mother
Thomas Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Danecki ... Jeff's friend at Art Show
Kristen Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Mother
Skye Davidowicz ... Little Girl
Thomas Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Father
Mary Gonzalez ... Martin's Mother
Rosslyn Hicks ... Maid with Dentures
Zahyra Lebron ... Martin's Sister
Stacy Longoria ... Nick's Girlfriend
Rafael McVicker ... Martin's Infant
Dan Mockensturm ... DJ Dan
Adrian Mojica ... Weight Room Spotter
George Molina ... Martini Guy
Max Nicolini ... Martin's Grandfather
Jill Curran ... Waitress (uncredited)

Dean Napolitano ... Georgie (uncredited)
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Directed by
Morgan Klein 
Peter Knight 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Morgan Klein 
Peter Knight 

Produced by
Rob Allen .... co-producer
Lisa McVicker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Martin Klein 
Molly Knight Forde 
 
Cinematography by
Rob Allen 
 
Film Editing by
José E. Alvarez 
 
Casting by
Brendon Blincoe 
Liz Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Jodi Muller 
Pamela Tocco 
 
Art Direction by
Jodi Muller 
 
Set Decoration by
Aaron Allen 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly Nagle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Lasky .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rhonda Davis .... second assistant director
Mirella Martinelli .... first assistant director
Derek Spilman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pete Curry .... props
Pete Curry .... set dresser (as Peter Curry)
Mic Knight .... lead man
Mic Knight .... property master
Diana Philips .... set dresser
Stephanie Polo .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Michael Barnitt .... sound recordist (as Mike Barnitt)
Mike Barnitt .... sound
Steve Tanner .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Jeff Norton .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Beam .... best boy
Rick Bronson .... grip
Jason Coté .... video assist
Erik Curtis .... assistant camera
Erik Curtis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Ellis .... grip
Michelle Hemion Griffis .... third electrician (as Michelle Hemion)
Larry Hevessy .... genny operator
Andy S. Montejo .... steady cam operator
Evan Nelson .... key grip
Dennis Oravec .... best boy electric
Diana Philips .... still photographer
Mike Simpson .... still photographer
Sarah Stoltzfoos .... still photographer
Grab Szenas .... gaffer
Grab Szenas .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Brendon Blincoe .... casting assistant
J.C. Loader .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chris Tocco .... costume assistant
Pamela Tocco .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Eddie Koehler .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Steve Valdez .... driver
 
Other crew
Chris Buck .... cam-mate operator
Diana Philips .... consultant: carnival
Kim Reimer .... key locations
J.R. Von Schondorf .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Dorothy Adler .... thanks
Langdon Adler .... thanks
Lucretia Austell .... thanks
Christopher Ball .... thanks
James Barker III .... thanks
Steven Chadwell .... thanks
Robert Fyvolent .... thanks
J. Bryan Guyton .... special thanks
Bernard Hochberg .... thanks
Gill Holland .... thanks
Martin Klein .... thanks
Sheldon Klein .... thanks
Peter O. Knight .... thanks
Will Knight .... thanks
Kenneth Kubik .... thanks
Roger Kumar Jr. .... thanks
Riverson Leonard .... thanks
Steven Marmalstein .... thanks
Byrne Marston .... thanks
Mark Moon .... thanks
Hal Mullis .... thanks
Joseph Paniello .... thanks
William Schifino .... thanks
Ken Turkel .... thanks
Mark Wright .... thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
93 min | USA:87 min
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Certification:
USA:R | USA:R (certificate #46467)

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Feature film debut of Alana De La Garza.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
How low is the bar?, 28 July 2011
Author: Julianne Frank from United States

If you are an aspiring independent filmmaker, you must see this film. It will give you immense optimism when you see how low the bar must be to get a film into distribution. How they got Bradley Cooper to do this movie is beyond comprehension. The production quality of this film is abhorrent. The editing is amateurish, the fades ill-timed and misplaced. As to the sound, there is a scene where they tried to overdub the dialog and it looks like a Japanese Godzilla moment. There are moments when the audio is tinny and distant. And that is before you get to the essence itself. The protagonist character has no redeeming virtues. She is portrayed as a whiny, slutty, incessantly complaining, baggage-laden woman and it belies belief that the two male characters would have any reason to be infatuated with her. We simply do not care whether she redeems herself, and one is compelled to yell to Bradley Cooper to get out of there…both her bedroom and the movie. There is a particularly pretentious attempt at a montage that fails miserably…a crane shot above an empty art gallery where the protagonist is having her debut…the director shows the crowd filtering into the gallery..with interminable lingering on the small crowd, then dissolve to a small crowd, followed by a still small crowd, followed by…a still small crowd…as if they just couldn't get enough extras to sacrifice themselves on the altar of this embarrassingly misguided effort. The final assault comes in the form of the script. Most of the actors...Cooper excepted... look as if they are reciting lines off a cue card. The closing scene voice over is incomprehensible and leaves you shaking your head to remove the glaze from your eyes. To get this film sold to Liongate and into distribution, there had to be some very serious "Bending of the Rules"

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