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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Ummel ...
Homicidal Twin
Sarah Ummel ...
Homicidal Twin
Jack Jozefson ...
Porn Star (as Jack Jozephson)
Mary Audrey Kneipp ...
Bucky Brandt
Owen McCabe
Nature Girl
Perky Girl
Sarah Mahoney ...
Nervous Girl
Kaarina Aufranc ...


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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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use




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10 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Lose Your Lover  »

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Great cast and insightful story
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one that Angelenos and anyone who's had a love-hate relationship with the city they live in will completely understand. Paul Schneider delivers a great performance as a young man trying to start his life over. With the help of his friends and eccentric employer (Fred Willard) he goes on an amusing, and sometimes heartbreaking journey to fix the wrong in his life. First time director Jordan Hawley delivers with a clever script and characters that everyone can relate to. It's great to see Jennifer Westfeldt cast in this as well. Great ensemble cast makes this movie a funny and fresh romantic comedy.

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