Dedication (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 October 2008 (Mexico)
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The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mother in Bookstore
Amy Sedaris ...
Cassidy's Mom
Robin (as Chris Fitzgerald)
Mandy the Waitress
Man at Lucy's
Christopher Grey Misa ...
Abused Kid (as Chris Misa)


Henry Roth: obsessive-compulsive, somewhat misanthropic, a writer of children's books. His illustrator and only friend, Rudy, dies after a fabulously successful collaboration on "Marty, the Beaver." Henry is under contract to produce another Marty book for Christmas sales. His publisher, Arthur Planck, assigns penniless, lovelorn illustrator Lucy Reilly to work with Henry. She's sought by her ex-boyfriend Jeremy, who dumped her two years ago but shows up apologetic, having dedicated his new book to her. She and Henry go to a house on the shore to work. Will love bloom amid the rocks, or is Henry a bump on Lucy's road to Jeremy? Rudy's voice, from the grave, gives Henry counsel. Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


With each moment we write our story


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2008 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Afosiosi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,832 (USA) (24 August 2007)


$91,169 (USA) (5 October 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mia Farrow and Bob Balaban were originally set to play the roles of Dianne Wiest and Tom Wilkinson's. See more »


Henry: Life is nothing but the echo of joy disappearing into the great chasm of misery.
Rudy Holt: ...You've had better.
Henry: Life is nothing but the occasional burst of laughter rising above the interminable wail of grief.
Rudy Holt: That's my favorite.
Henry: It lives in truth, that's why.
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Crazy Credits

The writer dedicates his work in memory of Jonathan Louis Kaplan (June 6, 1961 - December 28, 1997) See more »


References A Tight Delight (1984) See more »


Written by John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki, and Greg Saunier
Performed by Deerhoof
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
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User Reviews

Truly a delight. Billy is Oscar worthy.
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great great movie.

Billy Cudrup is so believable as a crazy person. I have never seen a performance like this before.

Mandy Moore is sweet and perfect. Great chemistry between the two.

The script is fresh and funny.

The only con I can think of is that they use a kind of irritating stop action flash movement to indicate the passage of time. Didn't like that and it seemed out of place.

The music is also outstanding. Great choice of songs.

It is a great love-story, but told in a different and beautiful way. A true delight.

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