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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.

Genres:

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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Runtime:

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

The interior scene at Raoul's could not be Raoul's; there is a brass rail behind Gray and her dates, separating them from the bar area. At Raoul's, no such brass rail exists. See more »

Quotes

Gray: I have to tell you something and it's not easy. It's really major. I don't know how to say it.
Sam: Why don't you take three short breaths and...
Gray: ...and one long.
[Gray takes three short and one long]
Gray: I'm gay!
Sam: What?
Gray: As in Marvin.
Sam: What?
Gray: As in, take the R out of Gray and BINGO!
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Connections

References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Watch Me Fly
Written by Dana Parish (as Parish) Andrew Hollander (as Hollander) and Franzel
Performed by Brandon Jane
Courtesy of Sugarbox Studios
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A rather enjoyable romantic comedy
3 March 2008 | by nitestar95See all my reviews

I don't know why so many people seem to hate this movie; from the reviews, it seems they had no idea of what it was about before they watched it. As far as movies having to be 'believable', well, that isn't really what most cinema is about, now, is it. No one dances spontaneously like it's choreographed; spaceships don't travel past the speed of light; martial artists don't get to fight a whole crowd of opponents one at a time. So reality isn't what we're really after here, now is it? No. What we want is to go to a movie and feel good when we come out. And that's exactly what this film does, unless you can't stand the idea of a beautiful woman being gay and being happy. Which is what I suspect so many of the people who wrote the damning reviews feel. That said, well, I can't really comment on how good or bad the acting is; I can't really tell the difference between merely average or good acting, and great acting. But I can tell bad acting (think Chuck Norris in pretty much anything; nice guy, great martial artist, terrible actor), and this wasn't bad at all. In fact, I enjoyed every moment. I rate a movie on whether I will watch it again (I will), and how many times I want to hit the pause button to do something else, and I didn't stop the movie at all. Nine out of ten stars.


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