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A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director:

Ben Younger

Writer:

Ben Younger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uma Thurman ... Rafi Gardet
Meryl Streep ... Lisa Metzger
Bryan Greenberg ... David Bloomberg
Jon Abrahams ... Morris
Adriana Biasi Adriana Biasi ... Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger David Younger ... Brother #1
Palmer Brown Palmer Brown ... Brother #2
Zak Orth ... Randall
Annie Parisse ... Katherine
Aubrey Dollar ... Michelle
Jerry Adler ... Sam
Doris Belack ... Blanche
Ato Essandoh ... Damien
David Anzuelo ... Bodega Counterman
Naomi Aborn ... Dinah Bloomberg
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Storyline

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

A therapeutic new comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Couchgeflüster See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,220,935, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,827,153

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,937,494
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sandra Bullock was originally cast as Rafi. Bullock wanted major script changes from writer/director Ben Younger but when he refused, she dropped out. Only two weeks before principal photography, Uma Thurman stepped in and replaced Bullock. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa is talking to her therapist the first time about whether or not to continue treating Rafi, at first her hair is behind her glasses. The next shot her hair is outside of her glasses, and the third shot her hair is behind her glasses again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lisa Metzger: Oh, I'm sorry. It's so hot in here, and I can't figure this stupid thing!
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Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

ROCK CANDY
Written and Performed by Fred Ones
Courtesy of GDH Media
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Way Better Than It Has Any Right to Be
15 October 2005 | by botnerSee all my reviews

A great, great movie, especially when one considers the stinkers that usually litter the romantic comedy landscape.

This movie was smart, funny and most importantly, REAL. The cheese is held to a minimum and characters do and say things that real people say. No monologues that sound like they were cribbed from 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', just real people reacting to each other and their circumstances.

Meryl Streep is great in this (and this is coming from a straight, twenty-something male) and Uma Thurman and Brian Greenberg have a real chemistry together. There are some real classic lines in this and it's a million times funnier and smarter than say, 'Monster in Law' or 'Just Like Heaven'.

As one who usually cringes my way through 9 out of 10 'chick flicks' this is the rare one out the ten that passes muster, and does so in a big way. I fear that this movie will be overshadowed by a bunch of other new releases when it comes out, but this one really deserves an audience.

Very underrated. One of the better films I've seen all year.


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