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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.


Gerard Stembridge


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


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Adam: Listen, You know when we make love for the first time. Well, I just wanted to let you know, I want to leave it all up to you, your call.
Lucy Owens: I don't get you Adam.
Adam: Everything, you know? When and where, the circumstances. I want it to happen... I want it to be exactly the way you'd like it to be. Is that ok?
Lucy Owens: [voice over, Lucy thinking to herself] How about now? right here in the car.
[Lucy catches her breath and replies to Adam]
Lucy Owens: I'll think about that.
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Version of Everybody Has a Little Secret (2004) See more »


All the Way
Composed by Sammy Cahn/ Jimmy Van Heusen
(c) Maraville Music by kind permission of the International Music Network
Performed by Kate Hudson
Piano: Donal Beecher
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User Reviews

"Oh my god. Those women - those stupid women." - Laura
19 May 2003 | by cyclonevSee all my reviews

I guess from my reaction to many a romantic comedy, some may think I'm male. Actually I'm a heterosexual female who enjoys ORIGINAL romantic comedy, but I also have half a brain and expect some degree of intelligence from films.

The Laura character summed this film up pretty thoroughly for me. She is an English actor, meaning that two of the main characters, including of course THE main female lead, were not Irish. I can't be bothered repeating why this is extremely sad - it's been said so many times - but the marketing machine behind most movies will not change it's mind about shoving Americans (or Brits) into the leads in "foreign" films, no matter how much people complain. They want the bucks, you know, and a famous names DOES mean more bums on seats. Sad but true.

I found this film uninspired. There were perhaps 2 or 3 genuinely amusing and surprising lines. The characters were pretty much laughable, in a bad way. Adam's justification for his machiavellian behaviour I found ridiculous and unconvincing. This guy is not altruistic - that much should have been patently obvious to anyone with a brain half the size of an ant's b**ls.

I hung on to the end. Lord knows why as I tend to advise: if you don't like a movie, turn it off. Maybe I'm feeling rather masochistic today or maybe I kept hoping something was going to happen to make it worth my while. It didn't.

That said, if you don't care about intelligent scripts or whether a movie rehashes themes/styles/plots that have been done better elsewhere many a time and if you like fluffy, pointless romantic comedy no matter what, then watch and enjoy! 4/10

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Ireland | UK | USA


English | French

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,300, 13 May 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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