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

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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

Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton co-started together before in the 1995 film French Kiss, in which the opening plot was similar; he was leaving her for another woman and she was trying to win him back. See more »

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When taped to the toilet, Ian says, "I could care less!". The expression is, "I couldn't care less." 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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The Coconut Song
Written by Adrienne Shelly and Andrew Hollander
Performed by Meg Ryan
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It's like a romantic comedy except completely different
21 June 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Serious Moonlight" deserves to be seen for a number of reasons.

First, it is written by the late Adrienne Shelly (best known for "Waitress" (2007)). After her death, her husband set up the Adrienne Shelly Foundation to help women pursue their film-making dreams. Money earned from her films goes towards this foundation.

Second, there are a lot of elements in this film that are pretty original which seems to be a hard feat to accomplish for most films today.

Third, the interesting casting choices, which give us the pleasure of seeing Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton in mature, grown up roles but acting childishly-stupid with glimmers of maturity and wisdom. After seeing this movie, I believe they are the only actors who could pull it off so beautifully. Add to this, Justin Long in a funny and very surprising role, and then the adorable Kristin Bell who for once is actually playing a character less-accomplished than the average woman her age.

"Serious Moonlight" is a romantic comedy of sorts where we have a husband divorcing his wife so he can be with his younger mistress. Include a couple criminal activities and all plans get thrown out the window. Every turn in this movie is funny, original, thoughtful, and romantic - in its own weird way.

I recommend spending your money on "Serious Moonlight". Rest in Peace, Adrienne.


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