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Full Frontal (2002)

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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

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Lee
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Arty / Ed
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Lucy
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Francesca's Assistant
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Harvey, probably
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Nicholas's Agent
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Man on Plane / Himself
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Woman on Plane
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Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

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How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$739,834, 4 August 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,506,446, 22 September 2002
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Trivia

Steven Soderbergh shot mostly hand-held with digital camcorders, which was very unusual at that time for a feature using Hollywood stars. Soderbergh was inspired by the Dogma 95 movement. Filming took only 18 days. See more »

Goofs

Catherine's black notebook and pen suddenly appear on the airplane armrest between shots, after her tape player clicks. See more »

Quotes

Carl: I think Lee is like... Have you ever seen a dog get hit by a car but walk away? And there's this impact and you know something terrible has happened to that dog but it walks away and it doesn't seem to even realize the implications cause it just goes on. But you know that something terrible has happened inside this dog. That's, I think, what happened to Lee. It's like she's a dog that got hit by a car, and she walked away and she's still walking, but some very, very important things inside her ...
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There are no opening credits for the movie. Instead, opening credits are shown for the "movie within the movie". See more »

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Follows Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) See more »

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Hue-Man's Love Call
Written by Derrick I. M. Gilbert aka D-Knowledge
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Explores New Ground
5 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Director Steven Soderbergh calls Full Frontal the unofficial sequel to Sex Lies and Videotape, his groundbreaking 1989 film. Most everyone else has called it a mess, or useless waste of time. One prominent American critic even suggested this might be the worst film ever by a major director. I can't say I agree with the harsh criticism. While I'm not exactly sure what the movie is about, and vast passages of it simply do not work, I do think it is a film with great passion and energy. Soderbergh has left behind the slickness of Ocean's 11 and Erin Brockovich and made an experimental film that bristles with inventiveness. Not everything works, but there are several nice performances, particularly by David Hyde Pierce and Catherine Keener and I enjoyed watching an A-list director stray from the tried and true and explore rockier ground.


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