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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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Sarah Ummel ...
Homicidal Twin
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Porn Star (as Jack Jozephson)
Mary Audrey Kneipp ...
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Owen McCabe
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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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10 September 2004 (USA)  »

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How to Lose Your Lover  »

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Great dialog and a nice love/hate movie about LA
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very well-written, funny and interesting comedy about how people can both love and hate LA, while also finding love for themselves.

It's true the movie does look low budget at times. But, the cast does such a fine job (Tori Spelling was even a pleasant surprise), and there is an honesty about Paul Schnedier's character. He starts off as a cynical, "I don't care about this town, or anyone in it" type of guy. But, he gradually grows to recognize what's important about LA is not his perception and bias, but the friends in his life, people he took for granted for far too long. The audience I saw it with at Tribeca really loved it.

This film is worth checking out.


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