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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover -- A writer decides to leave Los Angeles to restart his life but before leaving, he meets the woman of his dreams and his plans quickly go awry.
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Writer (WGA):
Jordan Hawley (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ashley Ummel ... Homicidal Twin
Sarah Ummel ... Homicidal Twin
Jack Jozefson ... Porn Star (as Jack Jozephson)
Mary Audrey Kneipp ... Grandmother

Fred Willard ... Bucky Brandt

Paul Schneider ... Owen McCabe

Jenn Page ... Nature Girl

Marion Kerr ... Perky Girl
Sarah Mahoney ... Nervous Girl

Dorian Missick ... Rob

Poppy Montgomery ... Allison

G.O. Parsons ... Donnie
Kaarina Aufranc ... Eileen

Jim Zulevic ... Jack

Kelly Lynn Warren ... Joan
Jonathan Sweet ... Grant
Tiffany Harrison Sweet ... Nancy

Scott Nankivel ... Blaine

Tori Spelling ... Stephanie
Katie Long ... Susan

Elya Baskin ... Dr. Stepniak

Silvana Vienne ... Shuttle Driver

Jennifer Westfeldt ... Val
Mark G. Iveson ... Max

Sunny Lim ... Airline Gate Attendant

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Roberta

Sam Anderson ... George

Shawn Christian ... Rory Reisman

Kyle Mattocks ... Bartender
Kevin Delaney ... Daniel

Lisa K. Wyatt ... Amanda
Hank Brandt ... Hal

Nils Allen Stewart ... Thug
Jesse Johnson ... Thug

Stephanie Denise Griffin ... Camilla
Roger Kramer ... Professor Jansen
Gary Rae ... Professor Silverman
Karli Blalock ... Young Girl at Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Citron ... Party Guest
Michelle Wei ... Jenny

Julia Faye West ... Alexis / party guest
Chelle Cerceo ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ryan Christopher ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Lala Costa ... Graduate student (uncredited)

Stacie Richards Dail ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Will Davis ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Gina DeVettori ... Hot Actress (uncredited)
Alex Douglas ... Owen (body double) (uncredited)

Jennifer Hutchins ... Friend (uncredited)

Sarah Kelly ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Nicole Kingston ... Lucy (uncredited)

Summer LeAnn ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Joshua Paul ... Boyfriend (on Sofa) (uncredited)

Ryan Preimesberger ... Bartender (uncredited)
Wendy Preston ... Supporting (uncredited)

David Reiner ... AA Meeting (uncredited)

Lauren Schuchman ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Fanny Veliz ... Party guest (uncredited)
Sarah Winningham ... Quiet Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Hawley 
Writing credits
Jordan Hawley (written by)

Produced by
Charles Arthur Berg .... co-producer
Claire Best .... executive producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Jordan Hawley .... producer
Craig Davis Roth .... co-producer
Jennifer Schaefer .... line producer: second unit
Timothy Schaffner .... executive producer
Corey C. Witte .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff Burns (co-composer)
Stephen Trask 
Cinematography by
Dino Parks 
Film Editing by
James Witker 
Casting by
Lonnie Hamerman 
Production Design by
Shannon Kemp 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheargold 
Set Decoration by
Keleigh Ferguson 
Costume Design by
Shana Weissman-Mintz 
Makeup Department
Sheila Moran .... additional makeup artist
Brandy Dyan Sharp .... makeup artist
Noelle Somers .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Charles Arthur Berg .... unit production manager
Jim Sharon .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tod Ciaciuch .... first assistant director
Jay Gira .... first assistant director
Megan Riakos .... second second assistant director
Alexa Sheehan .... second assistant director (as Alexa Motley)
Art Department
Steven J. Weller .... property master
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jason Brooks .... boom operator
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Frederick Howard .... supervising sound editor
David Lott .... foley editor
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
Eric Raber .... digital sound transfer engineer
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer: reshoots (as Jim Ridgley)
Anne Slack .... supervising sound editor: recut/remix
Don Thomas .... sound mixer
Brian Slack .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: THDX
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sharla Cipicchio .... second assistant camera: pickup unit
Matthew Cryan .... additional grip
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Owen Foye .... best boy electric
Matt Gillen .... second assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... additional electrician
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Tom Hejda .... additional cinematographer
Tom Hejda .... first assistant camera
Tom Kirlin .... assistant camera: additional unit
James McCusker .... lighting technician
Grant McFadden .... additional electrician
Noah Peter .... grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... electrician
Rocky Rodriguez .... key grip
Jack L. Zeman .... still photographer
Casting Department
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... extras casting
Carmen Betancourt .... extras casting
Harrison Freed .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erica Engelhardt .... set costumer
Location Management
Celine Manier-Huscher .... location manager
Music Department
Greg Burns .... additional composer: score
Brian Kirk .... additional composer: score
Jason Livesay .... composer: additional music
Rochelle Sharpe .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver
Other crew
Brad Birkeland .... production assistant
Tom Ecob .... assistant: J. Todd Harris
Jill Ferguson .... script supervisor
Scott Jolgen .... craft service
Nicholas Thurkettle .... creative executive
Susan Touchbourne .... production assistant
Susan Touchbourne .... stand-in for tori spelling
Brian Truman .... production assistant
Valerie Whitcomb .... payroll accountant
Meredith Lynsey Schade .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Kasha .... special thanks
Ashlee Powell .... special thanks
William Schifrin .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"How to Lose Your Lover" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use
USA:95 min

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Witty and fun, 2 December 2010
Author: Danielle from Syracuse, NY

I've had this movie on my radar for awhile, because it has Jennifer Westfeldt in it and I'm a huge fan of hers and want to make sure I see everything she's ever done (I know, I'm a pathetic groupie). Somewhat surprisingly, she's actually not the best thing about this film, and I think she's a little wasted in it (like they told her not to overdo it and she's a little muted). But Paul Schneider is terrific, and overall it's a really funny, charming movie. It's definitely low budget, which is not a problem at all for me, because the writing is sharp and the actors do a great job. I've always thought that independently-produced romantic comedies are always better than the Hollywood ones, because they're always funnier and more romantic. This film is more evidence for my theory. The idea of being totally honest to run someone off is reminiscent of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but the concept is used to better effect in this movie and doesn't feel nearly as stilted as it did in Kate Hudson's film. The movie doesn't go quite where you think it's going either (at least not where I thought it was going) which is a bonus, and it has great kissing, another bonus. Definitely worth watching if you like movies that are smart and a little offbeat.

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