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The Oranges (2011)

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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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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 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 »

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When David and Nina kiss on the sofa, her hands go from being down by her side, then move up and hold his face when they begin to kiss. Cut to TV then cut back again; they are still kissing but her hands are still tucked down by her side See more »

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Bitter Heart
Written and performed by Zee Avi
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Exaggerated dramatics amongst the egg nog...simply excruciating
2 November 2013 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The friendship between two middle-aged neighboring couples is severely strained during the Christmas holidays when the patriarch of one family has an affair with the post-teenage daughter of his friends. Poorly-written suburban shenanigans from Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss, whose script tries for a wry tone but does not have enough substance to carry interest passed the halfway mark. Their scenario, mostly made up from memories of other films such as "American Beauty" and "Say Anything", is unconvincing in the extreme, hobbled further by poorly-cast kid actors who look nothing like their on-screen parents. Obnoxious and foul-mouthed throughout...and yet scored with nostalgic seasonal music and over-decorated with twinkling lights and snowmen. * from ****


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