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Gray Matters (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 July 2007 (Spain)
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They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

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Sue Kramer

Writer:

Sue Kramer (as Susan Kramer)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Gray Baldwin
Bridget Moynahan ... Charlie Kelsey
Tom Cavanagh ... Sam Baldwin
Molly Shannon ... Carrie
Rachel Shelley ... Julia Barlett
Bill Mondy ... Jordan Phillips
Don Ackerman ... Conrad Spring
Warren Christie ... Trevor Brown
Alan Cumming ... Gordy
Sissy Spacek ... Dr. Sydney
Campbell Lane ... Harry
Samantha Ferris ... Elaine
Tim Perez ... Roberto (as Timothy Paul Perez)
Benjamin Ratner ... Derek
April Telek ... Lana Valentine (as April Amber Telek)
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Storyline

Gray and Sam are brother and sister and best friends, flatmates in New York City, where she creates ad campaigns and he's a surgery intern. Their social life is too insular, so they head to a dog park so Sam can, maybe, meet a woman. He does - Charlie - a zoologist new in the city; he likes her immediately, and the feeling seems mutual. As the three of them spend time together, what if Gray's feelings for Charlie aren't just sisterly? Not only might this explain her solitary life, but it could lead to real dilemmas - with Charlie (who's sweet, but a bit opaque) and with Sam. No advice comes from Gray's therapist, but a co-worker and a cab driver give theirs. Can Gray sort things out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A romantic comedy about a brother, a sister and the girl of their dreams.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site and blog

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos meus Sonhos See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,711, 25 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,619, 11 March 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Cavanagh and Graham have both seperately apappeared on US sitcom Scrubs, however they do not share any scenes together. See more »

Goofs

When Gray gets out of Gordy's cab to have dinner at Raoul's, she does so at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and something; regardless of where that something is, it's not the SoHo intersection of Prince and Sullivan Streets. In fact, that far south, Seventh Avenue is actually Varick Street. See more »

Quotes

Gray: You don't know what it's like. One day you're one thing and the next day you realize you're something else. I feel like I'm Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" and I'm in this new land and I want to go home but something is telling me maybe this is my home. Maybe I shouldn't click my heels three times; maybe I should just stay here and be nauseas with the Munchkins.
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Connections

References Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997) See more »

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All Kinds of Love
Written by Leslie Mills and Chris Pelcer
Performed by Leslie Mills
By Arrangement with Music for the Masses
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Gray Matters at the Hampton's Film Festival
27 October 2006 | by jackson0918See all my reviews

I went to the Hampton's Film Festival in East Hampton this past weekend and saw a wonderful romantic comedy called Gray Matters. The film's overall look and message had a tone similar to one of my favorite directors, Nora Ephron. There was a delightful air of Harry Met Sally combined with You've Got Mail. The references throughout the movie to the 40's were superb. One of my favorite scenes was the opening shot where the two main characters Gray and Sam (brother and sister) ballroom dance to the tune of Cheek to Cheek, sung by actress Jane Krakowski. The footage of Manattan with Cheek to Cheek playing in the background had a feeling of a Woody Allen film. I thought the dialogue was not only funny but witty and timely. Molly Shannon delivers one of the funniest scenes in the movie referring to Oprah Winfrey and how she would surrogate a baby for Oprah and Steadman because she loves Oprah so much. It had the audience in hysterics. Heather Graham gives the performance of her career as a quirky, can't make up her mind, ad executive who struggles with her sexuality after meeting and falling in love with her brother's fiancée. Miss Graham was born to play to this role. At times she reminded me of a young Goldie Hawn. I stayed for the Q and A after the movie and was amazed to find out that the budget on this film was a 10th of what it appeared to be. If this was Sue Kramer's directorial debut, bravo, I look forward to seeing her next attempt at taking the helm. I would like to recommend this film for audiences of all ages. As I walked out of the theatre in East Hampton, I over heard an elderly woman around the age of 80 say " What a lovely film, I hope my granddaughters get a chance to see it".


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