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Release Date:
5 October 2012 (USA) See more »
It's about to get juicy. See more »
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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  (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)
Sarkiss Yen ... Peter's Friend (uncredited)

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
Geoff Linville .... co-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: reshoots
Art Department
Steph Barkley .... set decorating production assistant (as Stephanie Barkley)
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
Joseph Sacco .... set dresser
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
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
Rachel Lucera-Fein .... assistant: Mr. Vanech
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
90 min
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Paul Wesley auditioned for the role of Ethan.See more »
Continuity: When David is talking to Nina in the coffee shop, the level of Nina's coffee does not remain consistent.See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Rules, Happiness and Selfishness, 6 January 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the conservative West Orange, New Jersey, the Ostroff and Walling families are very close to each other. David Walling (Hugh Laurie) and Terry Ostroff (Oliver Platt) are inseparable best friends and they use to run together everyday. David has problems with his wife Paige (Catherine Keener) and he frequently sleeps alone in the office. Their daughter Vanessa (Alia Shawkat) is a frustrated young woman since she was not well succeeded in her career of designer and their son Toby (Adam Brody) is moving to China in a temporary assignment. Terry's wife Cathy (Allison Janney) ignores him and their daughter Nina (Leighton Meester) moved to San Francisco five years ago.

Near the Thanksgiving, Nina's boyfriend Ethan (Sam Rosen) betrays her in her birthday party and Nina returns to the house of her parents. Nina has frictions with her mother and she stays close to David. Soon they have an affair and fall in love with each other, turning the lives of people close to them upside-down.

"The Oranges" is an original movie about rules, happiness and selfishness. The story shows how selfish people are in an unusual situation that does not follow the establishment. Paige is estranged from David and they are living in separate beds, keeping up appearances. But when David finds a young woman that brings happiness to his life, she has very selfish attitudes instead of divorcing him. Vanessa is a frustrated woman and when she sees the happiness of her father, she never tries to understand and supports him. Ethan is a complete douchebag and Leighton Meester is an adorable young woman. The reaction of Nina's parents is what the viewer would expect from the parents. The conclusion is decent and well resolved. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Filha do Meu Melhor Amigo" ("The Daughter of My Best Friend")

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