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

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$364,875 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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Leighton Meester (Nina) and Adam Brody (Toby) are married in real life. See more »

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In the first part of the coffee shop scene, David has got a watch, which later on disappears. See more »

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Through The Years
Written by Daniel May and Marc Ferrari
Performed by Daniel May
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Boring plot and overacting
23 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Such a bad movie and so disappointed in Hugh Laurie's choice in this role. Dumb plot, overacting, and boring.I only watched it because Hugh Laurie is in it. I love his face; but he made a bad choice here.

None of the characters seemed real - it's difficult to care about any of them. Shallow, self-centered and bland. This movie is pure crap.Another bad Hollywood show - meaningless and not in the least entertaining, insightful, or interesting. Wasted two hours of my life watching it.

Not sure why this review needs 10 lines before it can be submitted. How many ways can I say this was a bad show with unbelievable characters and a bad plot?


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