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The Freebie (2010)

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A young couple decides to give each other a night off, no questions asked.

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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Annie and Darren are a married couple in a comfortable relationship that's lost its spark. They talk constantly, express affection verbally, start the day with high-end coffee, end the afternoon with gelato, shop at the farmer's market, prepare dinner as a team, do crossword puzzles, and talk in bed. Darren wonders if a one-night stand would help bring more sex to their marriage. Soon, the two of them are laying out the ground rules and talking through the mechanics of each finding a lover for one night. They agree to give each other no details about the experience. The night comes. Will this give their relationship a needed boost? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A One Night Experiment in Infidelity

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Rated R for language and sexual content

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,309 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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$8,300 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Dax Shepard joined the cast a mere 18 hours before filming commenced (from the DVD commentary). See more »

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[first lines]
Lea: So yeah, let's talk about it. The fact that Will's not here, and I know you guys liked Will. And I love him, still, but it was a long time coming, and it's over, and this time it's for real. Last night I finally did it. I finally was honest, and I'm sad, and it was hard, and it's been a hard time. But now it's done. And now I get to go and be myself. I'm excited to be me, I'm exited to be me without Will. I'm excited to live alone. I'm excited to have my own food in the ...
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A nice little indy flick about real life and real love
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie twice and liked it both times. It is a subtle movie that feels so real as we all probably have been confronted with these feelings in a long term relationship. It is a succinct little slice of reality...so much so that it really makes you think and perhaps feel a bit uneasy as you transport yourself into their reality. The acting was fantastic and very real. I was impressed by both lead actors. I only wish it lasted longer. I would classify this as a romantic drama, not a comedy. Glad to see Dad Shepard in a dramatic role. I think he shines in this arena. I would like to see more of him as his acting style is natural, which is nice to watch. Nonetheless, I think it is a must see, especially for couples.


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