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Purple Violets (2007)

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Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.

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Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.

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A second chance for a first love.

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"Purple Violets" became the first feature film to premiere exclusively on iTunes. See more »

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In the scene in which the Selma Blair character writes a short story for the Paris Review, just before she puts the story into an envelope, a closeup of the text shows three paragraphs. All of the three paragraphs are the same. See more »

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Patti Petalson: I'm married, Brian.
Brian Callahan: I got a girlfriend. Doesn't that suck?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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A near miss
22 November 2010 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie, I really did, but it didn't manage to be likable in a sustained way. There were some funny and interesting moments, but overall it was not a great film. Every character was so exaggerated - Elizabeth Resaser and Donal Logue were so unpleasant, how could their uber-sweet partners have ever found them appealing? Especially we're supposed to believe that Selma Blair has been married to this schmuck for 7 years? How did she last 7 minutes? And how could Patrick Wilson have spent 6 months with the shrill and obnoxious Bernadette? And Ed Burns character was also ridiculous - how could this man, who refers to himself in the third person as "The Murph," possibly be a successful literary lawyer? I'm not a fan of Selma Blair - I've always thought she was quite wooden and charmless, but she actually did a passable job in this role. But the whole movie was so stuffed with clichés and caricatures, it's just not worth sitting through for the few winning moments. Disappointing, because it had a promising premise. I expect more from Ed Burns.


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