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The Lather Effect (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 June 2006 (USA)
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On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school, who were used to partying in the house in an ... See full summary »

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On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school, who were used to partying in the house in an earlier era, and stirring memories of old teenage games and truths revealed about loves lost. Written by Moviedude1

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Sometimes the only way to get over your past is to re-live it.

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When Valinda (Connie Britton) is down in her brother Danny's (Peter Facinelli) bunker there are flashes of graffiti on the walls. One of the scenes shows "Joe Lies When He Cries" which is a reference to Say Anything... (1989), which Ione Skye starred in. Eric Stoltz also made a cameo in Say Anything... (1989). See more »

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Mirror in the Bathroom
Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Written by Roger Charlery (as R. Charlery), Andy Cox (as A. Cox), Everett Morton (as E. Morton),
David Steele (as D. Steele) & David Wakeling (as D. Wakeling)
Administered by Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Poor nostalgia film
5 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite a rebellious beginning, the movie offered nothing original in film-making. An 80's version of "The Big Chill", but going back to a vapid teen nostalgia? Not worth telling. Even having an off-screen character named Lex was a more rip-off than nod. It didn't help that the soundtrack overlapped in several places with "Gross Pointe Blank", a far superior 80's nostalgia film.

Unconvincingly conceived and unconvincingly portrayed (least hung-over looking group of 30-somethings ever). The characters' biggest regrets were ending up in the wrong fantastic relationship? Too pat, too clean, no point.


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