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XX/XY (2002)

Three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later.

Director:

Austin Chick

Writer:

Austin Chick

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ruffalo ... Coles
Maya Stange ... Sam
Kathleen Robertson ... Thea
Kel O'Neill ... Sid
Ben Tolpin ... Guy at College Party
William Keeler William Keeler ... Boss
Paula Roth Paula Roth ... Mom
Lee Cobb Lee Cobb ... Stepfather
Zach Shaffer ... Nick
John A. MacKay John A. MacKay ... Mitchell
Tommy Nohilly ... Undercover Cop
Jeff Ward ... Stunt Cop #1
Keith Siglinger Keith Siglinger ... Stunt Cop #2
Evan Neumann ... Guy Who Asks for His $ Back (as Evan Neuman)
Petra Wright ... Claire
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Storyline

When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of their friendship, however, they are tested by Sam and Coles' incipient romance and Thea's increasing recklessness, until the relationship dissolves amid a cloud of fear, resentment and mistrust. Eight years later they reunite. An animator for a high-profile ad agency, Coles now lives with Claire, his girlfriend of five years. Thea is happily married to Miles, with whom she owns a flourishing restaurant. And Sam has just returned to Manhattan after working in London where she recently broke off her engagement. Yet upon reconnecting, the three are drawn back into the complicated dynamic that defined their relationship from the start and are forced to confront the true meaning of commitment and love. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There's no room for honesty in a healthy relationship...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2003 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Coles und die Frauen See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,089, 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,874, 15 June 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A married couple that Director Austin Chick knew, were so affected by the emotional repercussions of their friend's film, that they started divorce proceedings shortly after seeing it. See more »

Quotes

Coles: I was kinda looking forward to just hanging out and doing nothing.
Sam: But we can do that any night.
Coles: Yeah, but the thing is we don't.
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Connections

References Chocolat (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Want Me Baby
Written by Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright (as Adrian Wright) and Jo Callis
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (PRS), Virgin Music Publishers (PRS) and Dinsong, Ltd.
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc.
Administered by WB Music Corp.
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Closer with less glamor and more grit
29 October 2005 | by richardv-johnsonSee all my reviews

From many comments about this film and the similar Closer, one would think all the characters were reckless libertine hedonists. They're not, they're unsuccessful serial monogamists like most of us in the modern western world. This one doesn't have the Oscar Wilde/Noel Coward wit or shocking vulgarity of Closer, but it does have amazing true-to-life performances, especially from Petra Wright (who has an aristocratic beauty similar to Mimi Rogers in Someone to Watch Over Me), Kathleen Robertson, who previously had a field day as an innocent bigamist in Gregg Araki's Splendor, Maya Strange (not Strange), who displays a vulnerability much like Natasha Gregson Wagner in some other independent films (what happened to her?). And of course Mark Ruffalo, an undecided everyman for our times, like the dog in Aesop who loses his bone because he thinks he sees a better one. And as someone remarked, this is definitely Eric Rohmer territory. Excellent writing, cinematography, and use of music, and not one redundant line or wasted shot.


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