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Ian Helfer (screenplay)
Jay Reiss (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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It's about to get juicy. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Alia Shawkat ... Vanessa

Hugh Laurie ... David

Oliver Platt ... Terry

Allison Janney ... Cathy

Catherine Keener ... Paige
Ian Helfer ... Christmas Caroler

Marceline Hugot ... Christmas Caroler
Laura Flanagan ... Christmas Caroler
Curtis McClarin ... Christmas Caroler
Jay Reiss ... Christmas Caroler
Sarah Saltzberg ... Christmas Caroler
Sam Rosen ... Ethan

Leighton Meester ... Nina

Adam Brody ... Toby

Aya Cash ... Maya

Hoon Lee ... Henry

Heidi Kristoffer ... Meredith Lovett
Arthur Anderson ... Innkeeper

Damian Young ... Gideon Allen

Betsy Aidem ... Anne Allen

Paul Fears ... Ultimate Frisbee Player

Tim Guinee ... Roger
Mando Alvarado ... Chef

John Dossett ... Shelly
John Srednicki ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Townsend Ambrecht ... Rave Dancer (uncredited)

Stephen Badalamenti ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Jennifer Bronstein ... Amy (uncredited)

Cassidy Gard ... Samantha (uncredited)
Rachel Gittler ... Rave Dancer (uncredited)

Boyd Holbrook ... Circle (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Gambler (uncredited)

Lucas Papaelias ... Mikhalay (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Julian Farino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian Helfer  screenplay
Jay Reiss  screenplay

Produced by
Stefanie Azpiazu .... executive producer
Anthony Bregman .... producer
Ian Helfer .... executive producer
Sam Hoffman .... executive producer
Jay Reiss .... executive producer
Daniel Revers .... executive producer
Leslie Urdang .... producer
Dean Vanech .... producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Andrew Raiher 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Fierberg 
 
Film Editing by
Carole Kravetz Aykanian  (as Carole Kravetz)
Jeffrey M. Werner 
 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Dan Davis 
 
Art Direction by
Ola Maslik 
 
Set Decoration by
Alexandra Mazur 
 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... hair department head
Chris Clark .... hairstylist: Leighton Meester
Chris Clark .... key hair stylist
Cassandra Keating .... key makeup artist
Sherri Berman Laurence .... makeup department head
Lori Rozman .... personal hair stylist for Hugh Laurie
Bradley Stenson .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anthony Brandonisio .... post-production supervisor
Anthony Brandonisio .... production executive
Fran Giblin .... assistant production manager
Sam Hoffman .... unit production manager
Riel Roch Decter .... director of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Catalano .... additional second assistant director
Mariela Comitini .... first assistant director
Kara Doherty .... second assistant director
Jason Fesel .... second second assistant director
Sam Hoffman .... second unit director
Drew Ann Rosenberg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephanie Barkley .... set decorating production assistant
Clayton Beisner .... art department production assistant
Tessa Brophy .... art department coordinator
Kathrin Eder .... set decorator: additional photography
James Klotsas .... on-set dresser
Mitchell Landsman .... scenic artist
Christopher M. Lewis .... set dec production assistant
John S. Schlicter .... charge scenic artist
Courtney Schmidt .... property master
Patrick Campbell .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
David Briggs .... dialogue editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Max Greene .... assistant sound editor
Rob Humpage .... adr assistant
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles (as Jim Ridgley)
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Tom Ryan .... foley supervisor
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
John R. Favre .... stunt double
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt double: Allison Janney (uncredited)
Naomi Peters .... stunt double: Leighton Meester (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Arndt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Cesar Baptista .... grip
George Bianchini .... steadicam operator
Kai Wai Cheng .... key rigging grip
Jack Coffen .... gaffer
Tammy Fouts .... first assistant camera (re-shoots)
Michael Gallart .... lighting console programmer
Gina Girodier .... camera intern
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Petr Hlinomaz .... camera operator
Matthew Jacobs .... grip
Alec Jarnagin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tommy Kerwick Jr. .... key grip
Rob Koch .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Lau .... first assistant camera
David Lochner .... camera intern
Nick Maczka .... best boy grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... best boy electric
Keith Putnam .... digital imaging technician
Rob Riccobono .... electrician
Joel Tishcoff .... rigging gaffer
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting: Los Angeles
Rori Bergman .... casting associate
Joanne Bloom .... casting associate
Jessica Munks .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aneikit Bonnel .... costumer
Scott Bredengerd .... costume production assistant
Danielle Cohen .... costume production assistant
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe supervisor
Penelope Laughman .... key set costumer
Amy Ritchings .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Brandonisio .... assistant editor
Jennifer Hatton .... first assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Samantha Uber .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Ian Bennett .... composer: additional music
John Carbonara .... music editor
Simone de Leuw .... score production manager
Robin Fujiwara .... music coordinator
Robyn Klein .... executive in charge of music
Stephen Lukach .... music intern
Devin Powers .... composer: incidental music
Andrew Raiher .... musician: guitar, ukulele, voice
Daniel Rojas .... music arranger
Daniel Rojas .... musician: guitar, mandolin, ukulele
Daniel Rojas .... score technical advisor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Presutti Jr. .... driver
 
Other crew
MeSun Barnett .... on-set production assistant
Alec Bates .... location scout
Amanda Beckner .... assistant to julian farino
Scott Bird .... additional production assistant
Justin Bischoff .... key set production assistant
Richard Bizenza .... production assistant
Christopher W. Bodell .... vp of finance: olympus pictures
Yara Caubet .... production secretary
Jean Chien .... location manager
Alison Cohen .... vp: business and legal affairs (as Alison S. Cohen)
Rita Colimon .... coordinator: Olympus Pictures
Christina Cortez .... production assistant
Stephen DiGiovanni .... creative consultant
Estefania Fernandez .... locations intern
Matthew Fleischman .... production assistant
Joshua A. Friedman .... production assistant
Rebecca Garland .... production accountant
Ed Gately .... production assistant
Katie Greenway .... title designer
Michael Harkins .... stand-in: Hugh Laurie
Greg Hopwood .... location department
Andrew Houchens .... Intern for Likely Story
Chad Matthew Hursa .... production assistant
Laura Kautza .... stand in: Leighton Meester
Mia Lidofsky .... staff production assistant: first team
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Brendan C. Lynch .... staff production assistant
Ross Miller .... insurance
Stephen Nathan .... creative consultant
Brendan O'Rourke .... assistant location manager
Ralph Pellegrini .... location assistant
Matthew F. Preston .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout
Lynda Reynolds .... catering chef
Michael K. Reynolds .... catering chef
Riel Roch Decter .... assistant to producers
Matthew Roper .... medic
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Sarah Rubenstein .... post production accountant
Rena Sternfeld-Allon .... additional script supervisor
Jessica Thorne .... payroll accountant
Jason Turer .... set intern
Cory Wood .... production staff
Christian Vogeler .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use
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90 min
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Paul Wesley auditioned for the role of Ethan.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 sideSee more »
Soundtrack:
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!See more »

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67 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
It's not that long from May to December, 11 September 2011
Author: david-157-486681 from United States

So a guy whose marriage is on the rocks gets together with a girl who has just broken up with her fiancée after she catches him cheating. Yawn? Oh, wait, did I forget to mention that the guy David (Hugh Laurie) is twice as old as the girl Nina (Leighton Meester), who happens to be the daughter of David's best friend Terry (Oliver Platt), and that the two families live across the street from each other? And it gets better: David's daughter Vanessa (Alia Shawkat ) used to be best friends with Nina, and his son Toby (Adam Brodie) is romantically interested in Nina.

Now you have the premise of "The Oranges". But is this just another movie about naughty May-December relationships (of which the best-in-class is undoubtedly "The Graduate")? Not really. The relationship itself is basically a given. It happens quickly at the beginning of the movie, and is almost immediately discovered by Nina's meddling mother (Allison Janney). But rather than ending with this discovery, the film really begins here, exploring the conflicted views of society (or at least of American society) toward such relationships through the lens of the tragicomic reactions of the two families and a few friends. These reactions, which range from awkward to furious, form the heart of the warm, funny, and occasionally touching screenplay by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss.

Some viewers may be dismayed by the moral neutrality of the film. But since when did an intimate relationship between consenting adults, one of whom happens to be unhappily married, require the Hollywood plot line to issue a strong moral condemnation? In general, not since the 1950's, but should there be an exception in this case? What about the May- December thing? And the other lives that were changed -- were they changed for better or worse?

Whatever you think about all the questions it raises, I hope you appreciate the spot-on performances by the entire cast, and that you find The Oranges to be as enjoyable and thought-provoking as I did.

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