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Easy (2003)

Heart-broken after several affairs, a woman finds herself torn between a Poet and a TV Host.

Director:

Jane Weinstock

Writer:

Jane Weinstock

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marguerite Moreau ... Jamie Harris
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick McCabe
Naveen Andrews ... John Kalicharan
Emily Deschanel ... Laura Harris
Caroline Goodall ... Sandy Clarke
D.B. Woodside ... Martin Mars
John Rothman ... Lawrence Harris
Lanette Ware ... Tanya - Bookstore Owner
Anna Carolina Alvim ... Amber - Pregnant Office Manager (as Anna Alvim)
Vincent Angell ... Doctor
Roxanne Hart ... Jackie - Suicidal Woman
Gildart Jackson ... Paul - Laura's Husband
Tom Todoroff ... Tom - Vegan Sadomasochist
Stefanie Sherk ... Woman at W
Anoja Dias Bolt Anoja Dias Bolt ... John's Sister (as Anoja Dias)
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Storyline

Jamie Harris is a young woman that works giving original names to different products. She has a promiscuous life, with affairs with "Mr. Wrongs", differently of her sister that has a steady relationship with her boyfriend. Jamie misses her mother, who committed suicide when she was a child, and her father blames himself for the death of his wife. When Jamie dates her former professor John, for whom she had a crush, she believes she found her prince charming. Meanwhile she meets Mick, the host of a TV show, and they become friends. When John ends his relationship with Jamie, she decides to be celibate for three months, and she becomes closer to Mick. After some wrong decisions, Jamie finally commits with her true love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Easy. Sex is. Love isn't.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fácil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,811, 26 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,811, 28 November 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Jamie is thinking up names for a new diaper, the computer screen clearly shows she is using the graphics application Photoshop, rather than a word processing application. See more »

Soundtracks

Galaxy
Music by Eliane Reinhold
Lyrics by Rachelle Garniez
Performed by Rachelle Garniez and The Fortunate Few
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A wonderful film at Sundance
2 March 2004 | by nhpbobSee all my reviews

As someone who works at the Sundance Film Festival as a volunteer assistant manager/crowd control, I have seen many films in my 7 years there. But this film, which showed in January of this year, 2004, was selected as a special film to show to volunteers the same night as Opening Night. What a good choice.

The indie world's version of a romantic comedy/drama (meaning, its not predictable, it's very realistic, and it STILL entertains), "EASY" is a film that should please most audiences who watch it, primarily the female movielover. This film, to my male eyes, accurately shows what a sexually active, yet celibacy-curious, young woman's life can be like, especially when she meets two men who are right for her, though at slightly different times. (Hollywood would have her meet them the same day....though she almost does here. One of them happens to host a local TV show that she watches at home.)

The beauty here, and what i won't spoil, is you don't know which guy she will end up with. (There's absolutely no guarantee that she'll end up with anyone, period.) Actually, "the beauty here" is the lead character, played by the I-dare-you-to-not-fall-for-her Marguerite Moreau. Reminding me of Barbara Hershey in her 20s, Ms. Moreau holds the film together like Super Glue, and deserves credit for being an actress who, in these slightly prudish times, allows herself to be realistically filmed during sexual moments. Adding to the film's cohesiveness are the performances by the other actors, including Emily Deschanel, Zooey's equally talented sister, and the two guys played by Naveen Andrews and Brian F. O'Byrne.

Writer/director Jane Weinstock probably deserves some of that credit, as an actor can only do something truthfully, if he or she feels there's someone they can trust behind the camera. It's a film that made me bemoan my current non-existant love life, as it shows the fun and the messiness inherent with strong sexual relationship.

This is not a heavy film, by any means. It's as if the DNA of Nora Ephron was spliced with John Cassavetes. And on top of the expert storytelling...is the great soundtrack by Grant Lee Phillips. Not only are some of his past songs from his solo albums used (where I nodded my head during one lovely red-tinged sex scene, aware that a song that i already loved, was being used PERFECTLY), but he also supplied the score throughout.

Enough gushing. Someone take this film, and give it to the movie-dating Saturday night crowd. (As far as I know, it's still looking for a distributor.) Watch more heads start to nod, as the music and images and acting and writing/directing all gel together to make an "EASY" winner.


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