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The Distraction (1999)

A happily married man finds himself drawn to a female co-worker, and becomes enmeshed in a complicated relationship he is ill-equipped to handle.

Director:

Greg Tennant

Writer:

Greg Tennant
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Cast

Cast overview:
Evan Jones ... Paul (as Dean Bukowski)
Jennifer Pruitt Jennifer Pruitt ... Leslie
Elora Hayes Elora Hayes ... Ally
Colin Grube Colin Grube ... Bennett (as Colin A. Grube)
Rich Morris ... Brian
Tom Palmer Tom Palmer ... Rick
Jeff McDonald ... Steve
Rebecca Stow Rebecca Stow ... Veronica
Olee Wade Olee Wade ... Hodges
Katheryn Cain Katheryn Cain ... Bridget
Lisa DeLucca-Dudman Lisa DeLucca-Dudman ... Clinic Woman
Kelly Nick Kelly Nick ... Pregnant Co-Worker (as Kelly Gallagher-Nick)
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A happily married man finds himself drawn to a female co-worker, and becomes enmeshed in a complicated relationship he is ill-equipped to handle.

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Resist the temptation... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Color
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[first lines]
Ally: I'm sorry I didn't tell you before we got married - I should have. I was afraid of hurting your feelings. I just wanted another experience. I mean come on, you're the only one I've ever been with.
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A realistic portrayal of complications of lovers' lives.
23 June 2000 | by whmwla-2See all my reviews

This is the movie Kubrick should have made about realistic portrayals of the complications of lovers' lives. There is a keen insight of what love really is, temptations, sense of betrayal, calculated thoughts about revenge, and realistic resolution of conflicts. Yes, love triumphs, but in a realistic manner. Fine performances by actors who are not typical Hollywood types. And there is a real storyline, not just MTV impressions. Good original music. Sound quality in the movie is a bit uneven, but only a minor distraction. May be too good for the American market. See it to compare how an "indie" with creativity can compare favorably against Hollywood's high budget backgrounds and elaborate costume rituals.


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