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Committed (2000)

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

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Lisa Krueger

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Lisa Krueger
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Non Stop Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,452, 30 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,361, 7 May 2000
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Miramax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the "arousing my curiosity" scene, in one shot Neil is wearing yellow gloves, but in the next shot of him, his hands are bare. See more »

Quotes

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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The Black Light
Written by Joey Burns and John Convertino
Published by Lunada Bay and Good Clean Dirt (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
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Commit some time to watching this film, it's imaginative and fun
24 April 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Jolene (Heather Graham) operates a night club in NYC and lives with her husband, Carl (Luke Wilson), a photographer. After about 500 days of marriage, Jolene comes home to find a note from Carl that he needs "some space" ....and a bouquet of daisies, her favorite flower. Jo promptly puts the daisies in the blender and presses the button. Soon after, she embarks on a journey to find Carl somewhere out west because, after all, she is "committed" to Carl. However, when she finally tracks him down in Texas, Jo camps out near his home, at first,, hoping to find clues to his decision to leave. She meets a gorgeous sculptor-neighbor (Goran, can't spell his name!) but Jo discourages his attraction to her. When she learns Carl may have a new girlfriend, she decides to consult a Mexican-American mystic (Alfonso Arau) for advice. Jo is committed but does that mean anything to Carl? This is a very imaginative, quite humorous look at the marriage vow. It's quirky script and offbeat style is downright infectious. Graham is just great as the jilted woman who is having a hard time letting go. Wilson does not give his best performance but is adequate as the mixed-up husband. The rest of the cast is quite nice, however, with Goran the gorgeous one wonderful as the sexy neighbor. The scenery, both in New York and in Texas, is very lovely and the costumes are fresh and fun. If you like romantic comedies AND independent films, this one is made to order for you. It walks to a different beat that is most attractive but still delivers in the ultimate happy ending category.


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