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Making the Rules (2014)

Abby in the Summer (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 6 May 2014 (USA)
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After cutting her hand a workaholic chef is forced to do nothing for the summer. As the heat rises she faces daily boredom with her husband and the temptation of an ex-boyfriend.






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Credited cast:
Rick the Repairman
Margherita Coiro ...
Emmy Eves ...
Thai Cafe Waitress
Vince Barrucco ...
Maureen Lower ...
Woman in News
Carolyn Henderson ...
Dim Sum Restaurant Hostess
BeBe Jacobs ...
Dim Sum Restaurant Waitress #1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiana Amo ...
Mexican Restaurant Waiter
Rachel, Old Kitchen Waitress


The life of Abby is centered around the fast-paced days of being a successful sous-chef and her marriage to Matt, a loving husband. A sudden accident in the kitchen forces her to leave the job she loves, and worse, to forgo a dream promotion. As the hottest summer in L.A. history reaches its peak, she faces an extreme challenge: doing nothing. The summer intensifies as she confronts a growing emotional gulf between herself and her husband, much unsolicited advice from her prying girlfriend and the temptation of an old flame.. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Making the Rules  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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..it's the wee ones always get things tangled up
11 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Everyone gets screwed in this lackluster movie.. the lead actor.. the ex-boyfriend.. the husband.. an unborn child.. and ultimately, everyone viewing this tepid piece of whatever. Starts off, she has lots of free time on her hands, and she's bored. Subsequently she unexpectedly runs into an ex (that she had abruptly walked out on), and not batting an eyelash, starts up and continues a months long affair with him. And we're all left clueless what was so wrong with the seemingly very good-guy hubby. Then we have to guess her hormones subside, guilt takes over.. whatever, and she decides to dump the repeat lover (again), heads back to the arms of the totally clueless spouse... supposedly to live happily ever after. Of course, she never utters a word to him about her infidelity, and that the kid might not have been his. Yea.. she's a real sweetheart-keeper this one is. (Her pix on bing more exemplify the real Abby.) And seriously, could anyone possibly believe after being unceremoniously kicked to the curb.. now twice, that he's not going to hastily revenge out-her. Now that's the way it rightfully should have ended for her.. she deserves to have to crawl back for a third try.

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