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Serious Moonlight (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  4 December 2009 (USA)
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A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet ... right before their home is invaded by burglars.

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Louise wants to find a way to reconnect with her husband, Ian, who is divorcing her after many years of marriage. But when she surprises him at their country home, she is more than slightly dismayed that the roses and romantic set-up are not for her but for his much younger mistress. Louise takes matters into her own hands, and abducts Ian duct-taping him to the toilet, where he must admit to his true feelings and he is unable to leave her. Things grow exceedingly awry for everybody when a burglar shows up at their house, and then everybody must discover and admit to their true feelings. Written by napierslogs

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a love/hate comedy.

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language and some threatening behavior | See all certifications »

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4 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Armadilhas do Amor  »

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$11,636 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$25,137 (USA) (25 December 2009)
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Trivia

The ending is dedicated to actor and director Adrienne Shelly who was murdered in 2006 when she caught a man, who had broken into her office, stealing money from her purse. See more »

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In the scene where Sara arrives and Louise has to tape Ian, the tape almost touches his left side-burn while, when coming back to the house the tape now is far from it. See more »

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[first lines]
Louise: [on the phone] Michelle.
Michelle: Yeah?
Louise: I threw heck to the wind and drove up to the country a day early, want to surprise Ian, spend the long weekend with him. So, I need you to call Metler and tell him that the papers were filed yesterday and everything is fine, and I will talk to him first thing on Monday morning. Then call my dentist, cancel my appointment, and reschedule it for Tuesday afternoon. And then cancel my meetings for the rest of the day. You know what to do, that's why you ...
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.30 (2009) See more »

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Semi Precious Weapons
Written by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Justin Tranter, Dan Crean, and Cole Whittle
Performed by Semi Precious Weapons
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Twist and shout
1 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Looking at the cast of the movie, you'd think you have a nice comedy at hand. Well it's anything but nice. And this is exactly where it lost (with me). Having two lead characters that are so despicable as the two at hand here, never really connected me with them. That it is borderline insane (the set-up, which gets even more ridiculous by an ending that is pretty clear, but gets "explained" here on IMDb, if you happened to miss that) and tries to "hammer" in things (quite literally at times), does not make this any better than other movies. It just makes it very different than them.

It wasn't my cup of tea and if the actors were worse, I would have rated this lower. But while other movies try to establish an alternate reality or world, this grounds itself into reality and therefor is prone to be judged by that. Of course, since tastes are different, you might actually like it (because of all the things I've listed, not despite) ...


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