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About Adam (2000)

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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

Director:

Gerard Stembridge

Writers:

Gerard Stembridge, Tommy Tiernan (stand-up material written by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Tiernan Tommy Tiernan ... Simon
Kate Hudson ... Lucy Owens
Frances O'Connor ... Laura Owens
Stewart Roche Stewart Roche ... Customer #1
Aoife Maloney Aoife Maloney ... Customer #2
Donal Beecher Donal Beecher ... Andy
Stuart Townsend ... Adam
Rosaleen Linehan Rosaleen Linehan ... Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ... Alice Rooney
Alan Maher ... David Owens
Brendan Dempsey Brendan Dempsey ... Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley Cathleen Bradley ... Karen
Kathy Downes Kathy Downes ... Dympna
Mark Smith Mark Smith ... Dracula
Roger Gregg Roger Gregg ... Professor Harry McCormick
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Storyline

A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo sobre Adam See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£86,474 (United Kingdom), 21 January 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,300, 13 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$151,559, 27 May 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

David Owens: [voice over. David thinking about Adam] You bastard. You ruined my life. You screwed my girlfriend and turned me into a homosexual. I might as well kill myself. Or kill you, maybe. Yeah. God, I hope I'm not in love with you, you shit.
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Connections

Remade as Nuguna bimileun itda (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Sisters
Written by Irving Berlin
(c) Irving Berlin Music Corp
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Universal-MCA Music (UK) Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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a comedy that doesn't deliver
3 April 2002 | by vivesiSee all my reviews

This film promised a bit more than it delivered. I never laughed out loud and didn't find it particularly witty. The character, Adam, is intriguing, but in the end, he remains a cipher, lacking any depth or even comedic exploration of character. Perhaps I'm picky, but I also prefer movies that employ actors from the character's country. For instance, hearing Kate Hudson's unsuccessful accent attempts threw me right out of the movie several times. The real jewel of this film is the all-too-brief performance of Charlotte Bradley. That she portrayed nuances in character in this otherwise fluff of a film is remarkable.


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