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How to Deal ()


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A teenager (Moore), disillusioned by too many examples of love gone wrong, refuses to believe that true love exists. Then this new guy (Ford) comes along...

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Halley Martin
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Lydia Martin
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Macon Forrester
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Scarlett Smith
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Steve Beckwith
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Grandma Halley
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Lewis Warsher
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Marion Smith
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Ashley Martin
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Carol Warsher
Laura Catalano ...
Lorna Queen
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Donald Sherwood
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Buck Warsher
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Michael Sherwood
Alison MacLeod ...
Sharon Sherwood
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Ed
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Elizabeth Gunderson
Philip Akin ...
Mr. Bowden
Claire Crawford ...
Seamstress
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Ronnie
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Minister
Darryl Pring ...
Big Burly Guy
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Carla
Audrey Gardiner ...
Ginny Tabor
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Mrs. Toussaint
Judi Croon ...
Reporter (as Judy Croon)
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Marcella
Gabrielle Ashry ...
Dixie Cup Girl
Dana Reznik ...
ER Nurse
Darrin Brown ...
Steely Dan Fan
Darrell Hicks ...
Soccer Coach (as Darrell Jordan Hicks)
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Skanky Guy
François Klanfer ...
Guest
Sharlene Yuen ...
Female Fan
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Die-Hard Fan
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Len Martin (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clare Kilner

Written by

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Sarah Dessen ... (novels "Someone Like You" and "That Summer")
 
Nena Beeber ... (screenplay) (as Neena Beber)

Produced by

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Toby Emmerich ... executive producer
Ted Field ... executive producer
Mathew Hart ... co-producer
Erica Huggins ... producer
Scott Kroopf ... executive producer
David Linde ... executive producer
Sharon Seto ... field producer: EPK
Stephanie Striegel ... co-producer
William Teitler ... producer
Chris Van Allsburg ... executive producer
Michele Weiss ... executive producer

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David Kitay

Cinematography by

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Eric Alan Edwards

Film Editing by

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Shawna Callahan
Janice Hampton

Editorial Department

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Diane Brunjes ... assistant editor
Matt Cluett ... trainee assistant editor
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Brigitte Rabazo ... first assistant editor: Canada
Jason Solberg ... first assistant editor
Mike Stanwick ... color timer
Michael Toji ... post production supervisor

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Dan Davis

Art Direction by

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Andrew M. Stearn

Set Decoration by

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Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Welker

Makeup Department

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Heidi Armstrong ... makeup artist (as Heidi Da Costa)
Sylvain Cournoyer ... makeup artist
Lydia Pensa ... assistant head of hair department

Production Management

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Mathew Hart ... unit production manager
Diana Lui ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeff J.J. Authors ... first assistant director
Marco Black ... first assistant director
Darrin Brown ... third assistant director
Penny Charter ... second assistant director
Raymond J. Duff ... assistant director
Janet Zdyb ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Carlos Caneca ... assistant set decorator
Beth Gilinsky ... art department coordinator
Rob McCallum ... storyboard artist
Linda McKenney ... daily set dresser
Jeffrey A. Melvin ... assistant property master
Steven Samanen ... graphic designer: reshoots
Toni Wong ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Jon Ailetcher ... sound mixer: additional photography
Robert Carr ... sound recordist
Paul Curtis ... supervising sound editor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Henry Embry ... production sound mixer
David Esparza ... sound editor
David Hadder ... boom operator (as Dave Hadder)
Amy Hammer ... mix facility coordinator
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent ... dialogue editor
Terry Rodman ... re-recording mixer
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Mario A. Vitale ... first assistant sound editor
Matthew T. Duncan ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Kaz Kobielski ... special effects coordinator
Mark Rice ... key special effects
Dean Stewart ... special effects office administrator

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging: iO FILM
Chris Ervin ... digital compositor
Christopher Grandel ... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)

Stunts

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Darrell Hicks ... stunt coordinator
Steve Lucescu ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... gaffer
Anthony ... video assist operator
Pierre Berube ... best boy rigging electric
Sam Bojin ... best boy electric (as Samuel Bojin)
Russel Bowie ... a camera
Cylvan Desrouleaux ... additional camera assistant
Carson T. Foster ... grip
Candide Franklyn ... camera operator: "a" camera
Sophie Giraud ... still photographer
Mandy Kane ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Robyn Link ... camera loader: additional unit
Mark Manchester ... key grip
Anthony Nocera ... video assist operator
Danny Piva ... electrician
Davidson Tate ... rigging gaffer
Shai Vera ... electrician

Casting Department

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Robin D. Cook ... casting: Canada
Jessica Daniels ... casting assistant
Aric Dupere ... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere ... extras casting
Brad Gerstl ... extras casting
Nicole Hilliard-Forde ... casting associate: Canada
Aaron Unrau ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Alvarez ... wardrobe
Loreen Lightfoot ... costume cutter
Steffany Bernstein Pratt ... costume supervisor: re-shoots (as Steffany Bernstein)

Location Management

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Matt Graver ... assistant location manager
Fred Kamping ... location manager
Scott Allen Logan ... location manager / location manager: additional photography
Ron MacKenzie ... location production assistant
Ron McKenzie ... location assistant (as Ronald McKenzie)
Tim Owen ... assistant location manager
Chris Shaw ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Bob Bowen ... music executive
Jon Leshay ... music supervisor
Lise Richardson ... music editor
Skye Sweetnam ... composer: song "Billy S"
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
William Levine ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ron Annabelle ... picture car captain
Tim Hilts ... transportation coordinator
Wayne Ireland ... head driver
Eli Lozano ... driver
Sandra Ninham ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Kate Abernathy ... assistant: Mr. Linde
Samantha Armstrong ... script supervisor
Allison Bergstrand ... assistant: Mr. Field
David Boyle ... head of business and legal affairs: Radar Pictures
David M. Chisholm ... assistant production coordinator
Ken Dhaliwal ... finance legal
Tracy Fedak ... second assistant accountant
Wendy Gaboury ... key accountant
Steven Gorel ... publicity intern
Morgan Hunwicks ... production secretary
Lisa Kojola ... assistant: Mr. Teitler
Theresa Larche ... assistant: Ms. Kilner
Dahla MacKenna ... stand-in
Vair Macphee ... production coordinator
James E. Mastroianni ... production secretary
M. Adrian Monroe ... assistant: Ms. Huggins
Golan Ramraz ... production assistant (as Golan Ramras)
Joshua Ravetch ... production resources
Kerry Ann Redmond ... first assistant accountant
Deborah Ross ... title designer
Richie Sandow ... Title Designer
Wonder Fortune Serra ... assistant: Mr. Kroopf
Todd Shannon Jr. ... water safety
Robert C. Shannon ... water safety
Michelle K. Smith ... production assistant
Vess Stoeva ... accounting assistant
Ryan Tighe ... additional production assistant: additional photography
Dave Tommasini ... helicopter pilot
Karen Tyrell ... unit publicist
Cassidy Watkins ... assistant: Mandy Moore
Suzanne Welch ... assistant: Mr. Field
Ellyn Exley ... assistant to Erik Holmberg (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Halley is a young high school student who is disillusioned with love after seeing the many dysfunctional relationships around her. Her parents are now divorced and her father has a new young girlfriend she doesn't care for too much. Her mother is now always alone; and her sister is so overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding that she barely leaves the house anymore. On top of that, the shallowness of all the girls and guys at her school convinces Halley that finding true love is impossible. A tragic accident, however, leads her to meeting Macon, and suddenly Halley finds that true love can occur under unusual circumstances. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines Rule #1 There are no rules. See more »
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Also Known As
  • How to Deal - Wer braucht schon Liebe? (Germany)
  • Enamórate (Spain)
  • Contratto d'Amore (Italy)
  • Как быть (Russia)
  • Уроци по любов (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,809,960, 20 Jul 2003

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Trivia Is a combination of the Sarah Dessen novels "Someone like You" and "That Summer" See more »
Goofs When Halley and Ashley are at Len and Lorna's place, when Len first takes a glass of champagne, he is not wearing a wedding ring. In the next shot, Len is holding the glass of champagne, wearing a wedding ring. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in How to Deal with Young Adult Literature (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Billy S. See more »
Quotes Halley: The quickest way to ruin a relationship with someone is to actually try to have a relationship with them.
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