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If I Were You (2012)

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When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.

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Madelyn
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Lucy
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Paul
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Waitress
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Store Clerk
Jessica Booker ...
Mother
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Keith
Kaitlyn Riordan ...
Sarah
Leon Aureus ...
Tyler
Jeff Elliot ...
Sam
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Carla
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Maggie
Rhonda Hall ...
Neighbour Elizabeth
Mairtin O'Carrigan ...
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Two women who meet by chance make a pact to fix their unhappy lives: they will each do what the other one says. But one of them has a secret. She knows her husband is sleeping with the younger woman. Madelyn's plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, orders her to play King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing the Fool. Madelyn's life is transformed in unexpected ways as, like Lear, she struggles with matters of mortality and betrayal, loyalty and love. Written by Paragraph Pictures

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What happens when your new best friend is your husband's mistress?

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language/sexual references

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10 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Если бы я была тобой  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,929 (USA) (17 March 2013)

Gross:

$9,222 (USA) (28 April 2013)
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Madelyn: It's... it's scary. Why? We've been the adults for a long time.
Derek: Hmmm. Maybe because we're next?
Madelyn: Do I feel more mortal? Yes. But little, little, little, little too. Y'know? Like a kid who can't go home when she screws up because home just died in her sleep.
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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Composed & conducted by Paolo Buonvino
Performed by Orchestra di Roma featuring pianist Gilda Buttà
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Brilliant! With Meaning. Well done.
3 November 2013 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is a real gem of a movie written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin, who did an outstanding job at both. The writing was witty, highly intelligent and crisp, without being snappy or predictable, but embodying mature depth and strength. This film is one of those unforgettable films that reach into the inner core of the heart - yet is handled unconventionally and with more savvy than one has come to expect in these genres.

Marcia Gay Harden is outstanding in this film. Outstanding, deep, multifaceted. It was a joy just to watch her. There is so much about this movie that felt rich - certainly not your average shallow Hollywood product.

I look forward to more films by Joan Carr-Wiggin.


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