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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)

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Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a... See full summary »

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Ashley Ummel ...
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Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting for his flight to New York, he sees Val, a friend of his latest ex; they chat, and Owen postpones leaving just to make sure she's not for him. For a week, he accelerates courtship: asks to meet her parents, introduces her to Allison his best (and only) friend, and takes her to a party where a hound he knows will try to seduce her. What if she passes all the tests? Can Owen still find a way to divorce his life and get out of L.A.? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use
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How to Lose Your Lover  »

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22 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jordan Hawley's 'How to Lose Your Lover' is my kind of movie – all about brainy self-examination, funny, and full of twists.

For me it's genuinely original – goodbyes are always about fake warm feelings, not burning bridges.

Enjoy the psychosis, the antics, the irreverence and the decadence - but when it counts there is real heart in here, too.

Setting this sort of thing in LA is something I've never seen.

I want to call Hawley 'West Coast Woody'.

Has any movie celebrated the buildings and landmarks of LA in the same way?


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