A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Director:

Susannah Grant

Writer:

Susannah Grant

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Gray
Timothy Olyphant ... Fritz
Sam Jaeger ... Dennis
Kevin Smith ... Sam
Juliette Lewis ... Maureen
Joshua Friesen Joshua Friesen ... Mattie
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Douglas
Tina Lifford ... Eve
Georgia Craig ... Persephone
Christopher Redman ... Flower Delivery Guy
Joyce Krenz ... Housekeeper
Sonja Bennett ... Caterer
Yorgo Constantine ... Co-Worker
Dan Parker Dan Parker ... Deadhead Singer
Nancy Hower ... Deadhead Singer
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Storyline

In Boulder, Colorado, Grady, who comes from an old money family but who has struck out on his own as a half owner of a fly fishing business, has just unexpectedly passed. Beyond her extreme grief, Gray, his loving fiancée, the two who were to be married in only a couple of days, is placed in a difficult position as they had no assets in their joint names, and without a will she is legally left with nothing of his except the engagement ring, one half of a family heirloom set along with the wedding ring she was about to receive, the engagement ring which his mother, Ellen, would like back. Gray cannot even afford to live in the rental house she and Grady were to live in, and as such, she, at least in the short term, moves into Grady's old room with his two roommates and best friends, Dennis, Grady's quiet, straight-laced business partner, and somewhat clueless Sam, a copywriter of sorts with Celestial Seasonings Tea. The fourth in that buddy friendship is Fritz, a Los Angeles based ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Life is messy...love is messier.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Timothy Olyphant used his actual mother's maiden name in the movie: Gideon. See more »

Goofs

They use two models of green Subaru Legacy Outback as a single car. The first showing is a 1998 or 1999 with the hood scoop, but near the end, she is driving the same one throughout the show, along the PCH. But when she arrives at the house on the beach it is a 2000 or newer model, which is a different body style, and clearly no hood scoop. See more »

Quotes

Gray: I told them all the great things I know about you and there were a lot. I was up there for a while. I didn't tell them everything, though. I left out the complicated stuff, like how it took losing you forever for me to truly find you. And how finding you turned me into someone else entirely. That's not what they came for. People want to hear you were great. Not that were great, but also, sometimes, not so great. They want to know I miss you. Not that while I've been missing you, I've fallen for...
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Connections

Referenced in Suburgatory: Catch and Release (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Bad Times Roll
Written and Performed by Paul Westerberg
Courtesy of Vagrant Records LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Love, loss and friendship - beautifully portrayed
26 December 2006 | by kuchynataSee all my reviews

The opening scene of C&R could have been me when my best friend died. Susannah Grant (and Jennifer Garner with her tremendous acting) has put a touching visual to that permanent loss of a loved one. The coming together of these friends, each mourning in their own way and trying to figure out how to move forward, is captured with humor and at times is sadly haunting. Each character looks for a way to stay connected, despite their loss. The use of periods of silence with the camera hanging on an actor's face is effective in communicating all the subtext involved in love, loss and friendship. Although it was easy for me to connect to each character, it may not be so for everyone. There are draws in this movie for everyone, however. Kevin Smith is wonderfully funny. Timothy Olyphant is beautiful to watch and Ms. Grant has used his beauty (and his fantastically revealing facial expressions) to the film's advantage. Jennifer Garner is . . . Jennifer Garner. She's fabulous. I loved this movie and can't wait to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sanskrit

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch and Release See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,658,898, 28 January 2007

Gross USA:

$15,539,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,162,580
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cable)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (Sepiatone) (end credits photo montage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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