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Conversations with Other Women (2005)

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When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse.

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Hans Canosa

Writer:

Gabrielle Zevin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Aaron Eckhart ... Man
Helena Bonham Carter ... Woman
Yury Tsykun ... Bartender at Wedding
Brian Geraghty ... Groom
Brianna Brown ... Bride
Thomas Lennon ... Videographer
Erik Eidem ... Young Man
Nora Zehetner ... Young Woman
David Franklin ... Bartender in Bar
Olivia Wilde ... Bridesmaid
Cerina Vincent ... Sarah the Dancer
Philip Littell Philip Littell ... Jeffrey the Cardiologist
Rozanne Sher ... Girl on Street
Veronica Reyes-How ... Girl on Street (as Veronica Reyes)
Emily Fernandez Emily Fernandez ... Girl on Street
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Storyline

A man runs into a woman at a wedding. They start to flirt and talk and find that they get along. Throughout their discussion, the man talks about certain memories as if they were common to the two of them. We gradually learn that there may have been a previous connection between these two when they were younger. This just leaves more questions as their past is slowly revealed. Written by poco loco

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there are two sides to every love story

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A nő másik arca See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,157, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$379,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$982,814
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39: 1
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Trivia

3 apparent B-roll shots of the supporting characters in a ballroom full of dancers were actually created using visual effects. When the Line Producer asked the Director the minimum number of extras needed for these shots during principal photography, the Director requested 50 extras. When only 7 extras showed up on the ballroom shoot days, an alternate solution became necessary. The Visual Effects Supervisor found takes which included empty sections of the ballroom. Taking several high resolution stills from those takes, he created 3 background plates. During a day of additional photography, both the supporting characters who would appear in the foreground and pairs of dancers who would appear in the middle ground were shot against a greenscreen. The Visual Effects Supervisor then composited up to a dozen elements to create shots which appear to contain the bride, her bridesmaids and the young man and young woman characters in the midst of a ballroom full of dancing couples. See more »

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The last scene is supposed to be set at 4am, but the natural light is more like 8am or later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: Wish me luck.
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Featured in Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards (2007) See more »

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L'excessive
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An Emotional One-Night Stand Made Uniquely Resonant by a Split Screen and Carter's Superb Work
12 January 2007 | by EUyeshimaSee all my reviews

There are so many conventional movies about adulterous chance meetings that the prospects of another one wouldn't seem to be too promising. However, director Hans Canosa takes a rather novel approach with this small-scale 2006 indie film in looking at the illicit one-night stand with a pervasive split-screen process. Most often, the two sides reflect the perspectives from the man and woman at the center of the story, and at other times, we see their individual memories as flashbacks to their youthful courtship. Initially, the gimmicky aspect of watching the duality of the action is rather jarring, but it gradually becomes a dramatically effective means for exhibiting the dynamics of the two characters in real time. Gabrielle Zevin's sharply delineated, often amusing dialogue also helps to bring an immediacy to what could have been a predictably drawn situation.

The intimate, verbose plot itself turns on several contrivances, some more forgivable than others (like the absence of names for the lovers and the misunderstanding arising from matching cell phones). Regardless, it's really the adroit charm and emotional dexterity of the actors that sets this movie apart. Playing yet another rascally man-child, Aaron Eckhart adds shades of mid-life romantic vulnerability that make his character likeably flawed. But the picture really belongs to Helena Bonham Carter's richly textured performance as the woman, easily her best work since 1997's "The Wings of the Dove". As a complacent married woman who feels herself hurtling palpably toward forty, she provides such revealing nuance with each scene that I ended up wondering more about her character's fate than his. With her sad dark eyes and pouty mouth, she looks more like legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau as the years pass.

Shot in only thirteen days and with a running time of only 84 minutes, the movie is quite small in scope, but it is also a relatively undiscovered gem that will hopefully take on new life on DVD. Speaking of which, the 2007 DVD has a surprisingly robust number of extras beginning with Canosa's thoughtful commentary track. Also included are an entertaining 25-minute interview with an easily bantering Eckhart and Carter from the Telluride Film Festival; an insightful five-minute short with the director showing a demo of his dual-camera film-making technique; a helpful four-minute explanation of why split-screen was used specifically for the film; and a less interesting, more technical twenty-minute demonstration of how Canosa used Apple Final Cut Pro software to make his complex edits.


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