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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Walsh
Judith Godrèche ... Stella (as Judith Godreche)
Kelly Macdonald ... Pia
Lauren Holly ... Claire
Jon Tenney ... Kevin
Frank Vincent ... Sal
Paul Guilfoyle ... Andy
Hector Elizondo ... The Chairman
Bray Poor Bray Poor ... Wyatt
Kathryn Erbe ... Evan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Shannon Fiedler Shannon Fiedler ... Isabelle
Zach Tyler ... Lukas (as Zachary Tyler)
Jim Gaffigan ... Bucky
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Pierre
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
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Storyline

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2's Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorff's character's concience. Written by Anonymous

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The hardest thing to do in life is direct your own See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cabeça Para Baixo See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Evan's Husband (Jake's brother-in-law screenwriter) is based on the writer/director's actual brother in law, screenwriter Scott Frank. See more »

Quotes

Jake: There are three truths in life: you are born, you will die, and things change. OK, maybe one more: everyone has their stella, and when they do, no one else can even compare.
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Soundtracks

Mysterious Ways
Written by U2 (music) / Bono (lyrics)
Performed by U2
Published by Polygram International
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Nice surprise!
8 May 2001 | by gdalton88See all my reviews

This was one of those movies that I caught by accident while flipping through the channels on a lazy Saturday afternoon, and I must say that it was a plesant surprise. Being a single college guy (for now, anyway), I can appreciate both the situations and the humor in this movie. The attractive characteristic of this film is that it does well portraying the lifestyle that any male 25-35 would like to have: Hottie for a girlfriend, making movies, and traveling with the greatest band ever. (Sweet loft apartment, by the way) Dorf does a good job playing an everyday character in a not-so-everyday career with a gorgeous girlfriend. (where did she come from? woo hoo!) Though a little quirky at times, this was a fun and entertaining movie made in that High Fidelity-like male perspective on relationships, full of narratives and quoteable lines

"Relationships like Russian Roulette, or the lottery, depending on how you look at it. Either way, you can't win. "

It captures that swept off your feet feeling that we can all identify with and what it's like to juggle attention between love and life and work and how unbelievably powerful the attraction to a person can be. Good directing, decent editing, better plot, laughed my butt off (get rid of the stupid cat scene). Great film!


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