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Mutual Appreciation -- Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.

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4 May 2007 (UK) See more »
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Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Justin Rice ... Alan
Rachel Clift ... Ellie

Andrew Bujalski ... Lawrence
Seung-Min Lee ... Sara
Pamela Corkey ... Patricia
Kevin Micka ... Dennis
Ralph Tyler ... Jerry
Peter Pentz ... Scotty

Bill Morrison ... Walter
Tamara Luzeckyj ... Esther
Mary Varn ... Rebecca
Kate Dollenmayer ... Hildy
Keith Gessen ... Julian
Salvatore Botti ... Ron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damian Hess ... Clay Loudermilk (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Bujalski 
 
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Andrew Bujalski  written by

Produced by
Jeff Caldwell .... associate producer
Morgan Faust .... producer
Mynette Louie .... co-producer
Dia Sokol Savage .... producer (as Dia Sokol)
Ethan Vogt .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Matthias Grunsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Bujalski 
 
Sound Department
Eugene Cho .... post-production sound supervisor
Randall Good .... sound mixer
John Koczera .... post-production sound supervisor
Eric Masunaga .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Boese .... grip
Sara Johnson Loveaux .... grip
Ken ReCorr .... grip
 
Other crew
Houston King .... producer's representative
Lauren Mechling .... additional monologue
Brian Tran .... assistant sales representative
 
Thanks
Michael Bowes .... thanks
Ben Caro .... thanks
Tze Chun .... special thanks
Marshall Lewy .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language
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109 min
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Spin off Peoples House (2007) (V)See more »

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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The New Voice of His Generation, 1 August 2006
Author: joecooldogg from United States

I bet Andrew Bujalski is sick of reading that he's the voice of his generation, when most of that neo-slacker demographic has never had the opportunity to see his films. Like Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation is hardly your standard Amerindie … It's shot on 16mm black-and-white, thus confirming Bujalski's allegiance to a strain of maverick films—Shadows, Stranger than Paradise, Clerks—that bring poignantly accurate renditions of subcultures of which their directors have intimate knowledge to otherwise homogenized screens. While Cassavetes is the most obvious influence, one might also regard Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciationas Rohmer without subtitles. Both films are "moral tales" whose characters leap to language as offense and defense.—Amy Taubin

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