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Bending All the Rules -- A beautiful, free-spirited photographer confronts her fear of commitment when two wildly different men wage a fierce and funny battle for her affections.


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  (in credits order)

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)

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
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
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
93 min | USA:87 min
Sound Mix:
USA:R | USA:R (certificate #46467)

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I'd like to 'bend' time & space so I can go back and UN-watch this!, 7 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

This movie was made back in the early 00's in and around the Tampa, FL area. I only mention the city because it's the only reason I wanted to watch this movie. I was born in Tampa and worked there on a daily basis growing up, so I wanted to get a peek at my old stomping grounds caught on film. If you have any connection to this film, then you might want to take a look at it -- don't watch it for a good story or witty humor, because it has none whatsoever. Some Bradley Cooper fans may want to watch it because he's in it -- trust me, move along... there is nothing to see here.

Kenna (Porch) is dating two guys: Jeff (Cooper) and Martin (Gail). Jeff and Martin know all about each other and Kenna's not hiding it. She told them both right up front about the 'arrangement'. She's not looking to settle down, she's just out there for a good time. Of course, as is always with these types of relationships, love starts to worm it's sneaky little way in. Kenna is not the relationship type, though -- thanks, mainly in part to her dirt bag dad (McKinney) who is a carny. He puts down her mother right in front of her and travels all across the United States with her in tow. She's also a photographer about to open her first show and her it seems that her mother is trying to get back in contact with her.

The movie is extremely slow and exceptionally dull, even her carny stories (and she has a lot) do nothing to move the movie along. The only burning question about this movie is -- who is she going to end up with: businessman Martin or bartender Jeff? All of the performances are wooden and seem very forced and it just doesn't seem real at all, it's like I was watching a scientific presentation on messed-up relationships, especially with the kids -- ugh, they were awful, I wanted to plug my ears than be forced to listen to them, it's like they were reading off of cue cards. Even Bradley Cooper can't save this film, this was one of his first leading roles and it's pretty obvious that he's come long way since this drivel. More reviews at Final Grade: D

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