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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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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10 October 2008 (Mexico)  »

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Box Office

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

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$91,169 (USA) (5 October 2007)
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Justin Theroux: The lawyer on the phone. See more »

Quotes

Henry: [handed piece of paper by Rudy] Who's this?
Rudy Holt: Uh, red suit, fat ass, best friend's a reindeer. Bones Mrs. Claus
Henry: [laughs] What's happening here?
Rudy Holt: Santa's sleigh, runs over Marty's tail, Marty jumps up, bites him in the crotch. Gives Santa the clap.
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The writer dedicates his work in memory of Jonathan Louis Kaplan (June 6, 1961 - December 28, 1997) See more »

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References Dirty Blondes (1987) See more »

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Spiral Golden Town
Written by Christopher Cohen, John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki, and Greg Saunier
Performed by Deerhoof
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
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Beautiful film
23 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film with characters that touch the hearts of anyone who has ever known or been close to someone with a severe depression, anxiety disorder or real neurosis. Although Dedication can be considered a romantic comedy genre film, and may follow a somewhat conventional type of narrative, the actors breathe life into this story that in itself is a love letter to New York. NYC is a character in itself in the film, which is not to be overlooked. I loved this movie and think it is an amazing effort for Mr. Theroux. I am excited to see what his next project will be, considering this was a script he obviously acquired somehow, and didn't pen himself.

"I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding." TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Forward to Sweet Bird of Youth


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