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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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Office Assistant
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Keith
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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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Rated R for language/sexual references

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$2,929 (USA) (15 March 2013)

Gross:

$9,222 (USA) (26 April 2013)
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Rainer: Just remember, this entire play is resting on your shoulders. Now, relax.
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As good as Midnight In Paris
11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I managed to score a seat to the sold out showing at the Palm Springs Film Festival last night, and the packed house ate this movie up. Marcia Gay Harden makes the argument for comedic performances becoming Oscar worthy. The clever situation that sets up the whole film starts immediately and the laughs come quickly, punctuated by moments of profound emotional connection. It's a movie about relationships, but it's also a movie about acting, at first metaphorically and then overtly. Written and directed by a woman, and starring many strong women, it shines with honesty and humor without coming off as a "chick flick". And Aiden Quinn's baritone voice will test the lower range of your theaters subwoofers. See this movie, and pray it gets a good distribution deal.


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