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Nola (2003)

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more ... See full summary »

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Alan Hruska

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmy Rossum ... Nola
Steven Bauer ... Leo
James Badge Dale ... Ben
Thom Christopher ... Niles
Sam Coppola ... Gus
Adam LeFevre ... Sam
Michael Cavadias ... Wendy
Damian Young ... Maitre D'
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Professor Cummings
Larry Pine ... Max
Michael Medeiros ... Mike Flanders
Mary McDonnell ... Margaret Langworthy
Lynne Matthew Lynne Matthew ... Judge Belfray
James Ransone ... Neo-Gothboy
Janis Dardaris Janis Dardaris ... Nola's Mother
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Storyline

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected. Written by ann wilson

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She came to the city looking for a dream, what she found was everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,058, 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,550, 7 September 2003
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Emmy Rossum's first R rated movie. See more »

Quotes

Nola: My dad... A guy. From New York. Named Hutch.
[laughs]
Nola: That's all I got.
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Soundtracks

Don't Break My Heart
Performed by Emmy Rossum
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A little too much like Coyote Ugly at first, then got really good!
13 August 2003 | by lokigrrl18See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I liked Coyote Ugly, but this one was much better! The story was better, even the actors were better. Also, Emmy Rossum sang her own songs! She even has 2 tracks on the soundtrack. Plus, the screening that I went to was the Arizona premiere, so writer/director Alan Hruska and story consultant/assistant producer Patina Cole were there to do a Q&A after the screening. That was great because it gave more insight into the story and how the movie was made. In conclusion, this is definitely a movie that I would want to see again and again!!


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