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The Oranges (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 October 2012 (USA)
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The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.

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In conservative West Orange, New Jersey, the Ostroff and Walling families are very close. David Walling and Terry Ostroff are inseparable best friends and run together everyday. David has problems with his wife, Paige. He frequently sleeps alone in his office. Their daughter, Vanessa, is frustrated because she has not succeeded in her career as a designer. Their son, Toby, is moving to China on a temporary assignment. Terry's wife, Cathy, ignores him. Their daughter Nina moved to San Francisco five years ago. Near Thanksgiving, Nina's boyfriend Ethan betrays her at his birthday party and Nina returns to her parents house. Nina argues with her mother and draws closer to David. Soon they have an affair and fall in love, turning the lives of the people close to them upside-down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sex. Betrayal. Scandal. Make yourself at home. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »
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5 October 2012 (USA)  »

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La hija de mi mejor amigo  »

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Opening Weekend:

$198,461 (USA) (5 October 2012)

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$364,875 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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Trivia

Leighton Meester and Hugh Laurie worked together in House M.D. (2004). Ali, Meester's character in the series, too had a love interest in Dr. House (Laurie). See more »

Goofs

In the coffee shop, the position of David's hand in relation to his coffee cup changes in nearly every shot. See more »

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Winter Wonderland
Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
Performed by Darlene Love
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Entertainment World Inc.
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Amusing
30 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this film does not have a complicated plot or much depth, I thought it was fun and found myself smiling all the way through. If you are looking for a simple and amusing film this is the one for you.

The story observes many real life feelings and situations even if it does cross over into the surreal sometimes. It doesn't have the scripted feeling that so many comedies seem to fall into and keeps a jovial feeling without leaving you cringing.

I thought Hugh Laurie was brilliant as House and I have wanted to see him in other things but was put off by the rating on this film. It is never going to be an epic but it is fantastic for what it is. A true feel good movie if you are in the mood for a dose of reality and can put aside some scepticism.


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