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Norman Reedus ... Robert

Kathleen Robertson ... Elizabeth

Missy Crider ... Mina

Sarah Lassez ... Karina

Michael T. Weiss ... Daniel

Matthew Settle ... Michael

Aimee Graham ... Cynthia

Boyd Kestner ... David

Sean Young ... Cosma

Stanley B. Herman ... Dr. Meyers (as Stanley Herman)

Danielle James ... Molly

Matthew Mahaney ... Derek

Kaila Yu ... Ali

Doralina Silander ... Vanessa

Paula LaBaredas ... Melanie
Ella Valentino ... Action Girl

Danielle Petty ... Kelly

Rachel Belofsky ... Sarah

Jana Thompson ... Shauna
Crash ... Bartender
Michael Raye ... Reporter #1
Harry H. Novak ... Reporter (as Harry Novak)
Tom Porterhouse ... Reporter #3
Annabel Blanchard ... Reporter #4
April Wilson ... Reporter #5
Jasmine Jong Ok Kang ... Reporter #6 (as Jasmine Kang)
Steve Lustgarten ... Reporter

Young Man Kang ... Reporter
Anthony McBride ... Reporter
Valerie Swift ... Reporter
Carisa Engle ... Reporter
Craig Sheftall ... Barfly
Jeff Milne ... Guitarist / Vocalist
Taka Arai ... Drummer

Luke Y. Thompson ... Teeth Guy
Raelyn Hennessee ... Interviewee

Ron Becks ... Milos Brown (as Ronald Becks)
Douglas Dunning ... Dimitri (as Douglas Dunninng)
Khayyam Kain ... Suave Guy
Gregory Weinkauf ... Partygoer

David Sheftell ... Partygoer
William Margold ... Partygoer
Anita Cannibal ... Partygoer
Lizzy Law ... Partygoer
Sinamin Styx ... Partygoer (as Cinamon Styx)
Stan Bly ... Partygoer

Paul Duke ... Partygoer
April McKay ... Partygoer

Ricardo Chacon ... Partygoer
Deborah Berry ... Partygoer
Jessica Beshir ... Partygoer
Autumn McKenzie ... Partygoer
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Fynn O'Hara ... Herself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gregory Hatanaka 
 
Writing credits
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Gregory Hatanaka 

Produced by
Taka Arai .... producer
Shinichi Fujiki .... executive producer
David Kuff .... executive producer
David C. Russell .... line producer
Norith Soth .... co-producer
Kaido Yamada .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Colin Chin 
 
Cinematography by
Yasu Tanida 
 
Film Editing by
Chisako Yokoyama 
 
Casting by
Christa Hamilton 
 
Costume Design by
Whitney Galitz 
Barbara Kerwin 
 
Makeup Department
Akiko Matsumoto .... makeup artist
Yuko Takahashi .... assistant makeup artist (as Yuko Yamauchi)
Keiko Wedding .... assistant makeup artist (as Keiko Sakamoto)
Jamie Sue Weiss .... assistant makeup artist
Kentaro Yano .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Chan Lee .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Akiko Shibuya .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alexander Arai .... sound mixer
Maui Holcomb .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Dolen .... grip electric
Andrew Mueller .... additional gaffer
Jarrod Oswald .... gaffer
John Park .... assistant camera
Norman Reedus .... camera operator: interviews
Dario SanMiguel .... grip
Peter Williams .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Fukiko Nakashima .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Donna Hurrle .... production assistant
Emily Ludwig .... production assistant
Kevin Mills .... legal counsel
Jamie Pflieger .... production assistant
Mary Remar .... script supervisor
Ellen Rosoff .... production assistant
Jill Wisoff .... script consultant
Chiaki Yanagimoto .... production assistant
 

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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
If you live in L.A., you know these people, 29 June 2004
Author: catriona_in_LA from Los Angeles

The thing that struck me the most about this movie is that I felt like I was at a party in L.A. watching real people. Elizabeth (Kathleen Robertson) is a successful businesswoman who cannot admit her life is imperfect even to her close friends. She's married to Daniel (Michael T. Weiss), a once-hot actor who now can't seem to motivate himself to do anything but sit around and drink. She cheats on him in a desperate search for some kind of emotional fulfillment, but still feels so responsible for him that she cannot leave him and cares for him like a mother with a sick child. Elizabeth's ex-boyfriend, Robert (Norman Reedus), a fashion photographer, lives in a world full of plastic hotties who have nothing of substance to offer him - certainly not the intelligent and understanding ear he needs. Yet, he cannot seem to relate to his live-in girlfriend, ex-actress Mina (Missy Crider), in any way that doesn't involve a video camera. Karina's mood swings don't help things much. When Robert and Elizabeth encounter one another again, sparks fly and they fall back into an affair without thinking too hard about it, a move that impacts everyone's life.

It is ironic that the character who comes off as the most emotionally healthy in this film is Cosma (Sean Young), the Hollywood madam Robert visits for instant gratification. Cosma seems to understand the futility of it all and has chosen to have a good time rather than analyze things too deeply. This is a sharp contrast to Robert, who is so typically L.A. in this aspect - he would analyze the label on a can of soup. All of these characters are incredibly wrapped up in themselves. They are so inside their own heads that you want to slap them and say "Snap out of it! Go volunteer somewhere! You're young and attractive, you live in L.A. and your life does NOT suck!" Instead, they analyze and give vent to all of their emotions and self-destruct in various ways. So, so true to life. A brilliant character study with some truly fine performances, most notably Kathleen Robertson, Norman Reedus and Sean Young. I highly recommend it!

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