6.0/10
973
16 user 5 critic

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Ummel ...
Homicidal Twin
Sarah Ummel ...
Homicidal Twin
Jack Jozefson ...
Porn Star (as Jack Jozephson)
Mary Audrey Kneipp ...
Grandmother
...
Bucky Brandt
...
Owen McCabe
...
Nature Girl
...
Perky Girl
Sarah Mahoney ...
Nervous Girl
...
Rob
...
Allison
...
Donnie
...
Eileen
...
Jack
...
Joan
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Lose Your Lover  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: The Scare (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly Meaningful Romantic Comedy
15 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

In what proves to be a most enjoyable viewing experience, this new filmmaker (Jordan Hawley) does more than provide diverting fodder. He cleverly documents the struggle between one's expectations and one's reality, the desire to achieve dreams imagined in youth - idyllic family life in New England - and the need to appreciate what you have - a charming existence in Los Angeles.

Paul Schneider's performance is remarkable, while not necessarily surprising (see his brief turn in "The Family Stone.") His embodiment of Owen, the clever and reflective protagonist, gives us plenty to appreciate and even more to laugh about.

Los Angeles is rarely portrayed in this positive a light so effectively. Without becoming too sentimental, the filmmaker shows the people of Los Angeles what they could be seeing everyday, if they would open their eyes and quit bitching.


12 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017