A young woman goes in search of her midlife crisis suffering husband who left her.


Lisa Krueger


Lisa Krueger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Joline
Casey Affleck ... Jay
Luke Wilson ... Carl
Goran Visnjic ... Neil
Patricia Velasquez ... Carmen
Alfonso Arau ... Grampy
Mark Ruffalo ... T-Bo
Kim Dickens ... Jenny
Clea DuVall ... Mimi (as Clea Duvall)
Summer Phoenix ... Meg
Art Alexakis ... New York Car Thief
Mary Kay Place ... Psychiatrist
Dylan Baker ... Carl's Editor
Wood Harris ... Chicky
Laurel Holloman ... Adelle


The plot of "Committed" is centered around the story of an intense young woman, played by Graham, whose husband leaves her in order to find himself. She then follows him cross-country and when she catches up with him, complications arise. Written by Eric Keown

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She'll get what she wants...no matter what it takes!


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Patricia Velasquez received an "introducing" credit (as Patricia Velasquez) even though this was her seventh feature film. See more »


When Joline enters Texas she bursts her tyre. Initially it is on the front left side of the car. Followed by a shot of it on the back left. This can be seen when the man who fixes her tyre is standing in the back of the car. See more »


Joline: I read somewhere, the reason most relationships break down is that each partner is waiting for the other to fix it. But if you want somebody to stand by you always, you have to be willing to do the same for them, even when they're acting like an idiot.
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Release Me (And Let Love In)
Written by Robert Yount (as R. Yount), Eddie Miller (as E. Miller), Dub Williams (as D. Williams)
Performed by Little Esther Phillips (as Esther Phillips)
Published by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc./Roschelle Publishing (BMI)
International Rights Secured
All Rights Reserved
Used by Permission
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Don't Commit!
12 August 2001 | by jbelkin800See all my reviews

What might've started out as an interesting "pitch" for a movie: a woman so committed to her marriage that when her husband skips out, she randomly drives across the country to look for him.

So, it could be a quirky, wacky, weird indie film if it's populated with the right characters, and script. Unfortunately, they run of ideas as soon as she leaves NYC.

And frankly, it's Heather Graham - we could care less about her after a while. She's just not interesting - she's just bland, boring and frankly stops acting after a while. While they desperately start throwing wacky characters into the mix to revive the movie, it just doesn't work and instead of just calling it a day - they start throwing more characters into the mix so now it's just weird, tedious, boring and really, really long. Luke Wilson's slow drawl acting style slows an already crawling movie to dead halt - why exactly were these two married?

Don't bother and commit to this.

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Release Date:

18 April 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Committed See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,452, 30 April 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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