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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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If you like Edward Burns films, you will like this.
30 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure what the deal was with the reviewer before me. Apparently Ed Burns must've urinate in his corn flakes the morning he wrote the review, because it is scathing and hardly true to the content of the film. Overall the movie plays similar to other Ed Burns films. The music selection is pretty good, and most of the storyline is contingent on the dialogue and character relationships. The lead roles were solid all around. Patrick Wilson, played his character effectively and simply, as necessary. Burns roll was reduced but still charming. Selma Blair was also convincing. The notion of Debra Messing looking like a man in drag is pretty far fetched. She looked great in the film, and her part was small but well played.

Referring to Edward Burns as being a women is way off course. The previous reviewer apparently came off of a 10 day Michael Bay film binge when he wrote his review, so obviously he would have no comprehension on what makes a film succeed. This movie has authentic dialogue with believable character dynamics, which is as much as you can ask for in any movie. As I mentioned before, if you like Edward Burns as an actor, director, or both, you will get enjoyment from this movie. If you are a JJ Abrams nut, can't understand how emotion and dialogue are used in a film, and are afraid to even fathom the notion of romance in the film, then you may not like this movie. You could always look up the previous reviewer and check out a Larry the Cable Guy film with him.


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