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

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$9,222 (USA) (28 April 2013)
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Lucy: Can I ask you a favor? If I just get brain damage, do you promise to hold a pillow over my face?
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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In Punta Di Piedi
Written & performed by Paolo Buonvino
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An oddball romance with clever twists
17 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved it! I just stumbled upon this movie on new releases on Netflix and was watching it while working in my studio. It is funny without being cute, poignant at times without being maudlin and downright fun.

I love the premise of the movie, the likes of which I've not experienced elsewhere - and heaven knows it's rare to find a new plot!

Although Marcia Gay Harden steals the show, I think the other actors effectively support her lead.

I don't often watch any film more than once, but I would watch this again with someone who's seeing it for the first time, for sure. The last romantic comedy that fit this category for me is Love Actually, which is one of the few movies I own and enjoy watching periodically.


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