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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Humankind
Written by Grant Lee Phillips
Performed by Grant Lee Phillips
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great acting, great story, great movie
20 February 2004 | by whiskeymittensSee all my reviews

EASY is not a "chick flick" (though women will definitely identify with the main character) and is not your standard Hollywood romantic comedy. EASY is the film all those Hugh Grant movies aspire to be - smart, funny, sexy, appealing to both sexes, not smug and patronizing.

Jaime (Marguerite Moreau) dates a lot of jerks and it never works out. She's beautiful, interesting, neurotic, and dates in all the wrong ways. Any 20-40-something woman who didn't grow up in a convent will smile and cringe as she identifies with Jaime's struggle to figure out who she is, what she wants and how to get it. She seems to take one step forward and two steps back with her family and friends getting all tangled up in the story (in brilliantly funny ways).

This movie isn't spoon-fed to it's audience with all the glossiness of Hollywood. The sex scenes feel real, with no soundtrack crescendo at the climax (or anti-climax); the characters are sympathetic and interesting; I especially liked Brian F. O'Byrne's performance. Weinstock showed playfulness in writing the overlapping relationships with a tongue-in-cheek humor, ala Shakespeare or modern British comedy.

EASY is a funny, emotional, sexy movie for thinking adults, not the lobotomized masses that can't get enough close-ups of Julia Roberts' smile or Meg Ryan's smirk. It's smarter than other films about contemporary relationships. It's also better acted.

Finally: If you don't fall in love with Marguerite Moreau after seeing this film, you're made of stone.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,811, 28 November 2004

Gross USA:

$21,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,061
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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