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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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Emily
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Dinner Party Guest
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Jessica
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John
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Coffee Girl
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Bartender
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Guy in the Store
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Ken
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Lea (as Leonora Gershman)
Scott Pitts ...
Scott
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and sexual content

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solo per una notte  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,300 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Trivia

Dax Shepard joined the cast a mere 18 hours before filming commenced (from the DVD commentary). See more »

Quotes

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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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Referenced in Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter, That's All
Written by Adam Samuel Goldman as Samuel Bing
Performed by Fol Chen
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Not a comedy..
7 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is advertised as a comedy but it's a drama in all aspects of the word. The way that it was shot reminded me of Eternal Sunshine with a less talented camera operator. A lot of the film looks like its done with a hand-held and there are some choppy edits.. but overall its a worth watching movie.

Some reviews on here say that the script is lacking and there is no point to it.. "a waste of time". It's not, it is a short movie that gives you a glimpse into their lives and the decision that they made.

The end leaves you questioning and lets you decide for yourself what to believe. Not everybody's cup of tea, but it's worth the 77 minutes..


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