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Flannel Pajamas (2006)

 -  Romance  -  22 January 2006 (USA)
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Stuart Sawyer
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Nicole Reilly
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Elizabeth
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Jordan
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Tara
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Bill
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A study of a relationship that starts quickly, burns bright, and then gets rocky, not from any one thing, but from an accumulation of civilization and its discontents. Stuart is glib and generous, Nicole is shy and forthright. He doesn't like her best friend; she tires of his brother's antics. She wants children sooner. He's a poor listener, she broods. Both have divorced parents, and their families complicate their lives. Is love enough to see them through? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language
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$11,069 (USA) (17 November 2006)

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$123,301 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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After Stuart's brother Jordan commits suicide, one of the following scenes shows the funeral for Jordan. At the beginning of the movie after Nicole meets Stuart, she mentions in a call to her mother that Stuart is Jewish. So, if Jordan is Stuart's brother, then he must be Jewish too. Therefore, he would have a Jewish funeral. In a Jewish Funeral, the men wear yipot on their heads (small caps to symbolize that god is with them), and there is no wake afterwards, the body would be taken immediately to the cemetery (not to someone's house). See more »

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Intelligent Indie Flick With a Lot to Offer
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Flannel Pajamas was intelligent. The dialogue is exceptionally well written and manages to keep the viewer in the movie - as most good "Indie" flicks often do. It is more of a character/relationship study than anything. These types of movies often get overlooked when it comes to critics or the general public. It is understandable how someone who likes "XXX" with Vin Diesel would hate this movie - opposite ends of the spectrum. Likewise, for those of you that loathe the unimaginative huge budget big-named action films that pollute Hollywood and movie screens across the country, you'll love this one. Flannel Pajamas is a much needed break from the mainstream.

Julianne Nicholson and Justin Kirk have excellent chemistry together, doing a superb job of portraying a couple adapting to modern-day problems that threaten to tear them apart. It comes together as a poignant love story of opposites attracting and making it work.


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