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The Lather Effect (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2006 (USA)
On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school, who were used to partying in the house in an ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Britton ... Valinda
Sarah Clarke ... Claire
Tate Donovan ... Will
Peter Facinelli ... Danny
David Herman ... Corey
Caitlin Keats ... Katrina
William Mapother ... Jack
Ione Skye ... Zoey
Eric Stoltz ... Mickey
Alex Irvine Alex Irvine ... Passed Out Top Gun Guy
Steve Prough Steve Prough ... Home Inspector / Passed Out Spicoli
Adrienne Salick Adrienne Salick ... Passed Out Pat Benetar
Kevin Heffernan ... Pink Panty Dude (as Kevin Heffernen)
Larry Bishop ... Dom at the Door
Monica Keena ... Warm Leatherette Babe #1


On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school, who were used to partying in the house in an earlier era, and stirring memories of old teenage games and truths revealed about loves lost. Written by Moviedude1

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Sometimes the only way to get over your past is to re-live it.


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

26 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Manhã Seguinte See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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When Valinda (Connie Britton) is down in her brother Danny's (Peter Facinelli) bunker there are flashes of graffiti on the walls. One of the scenes shows "Joe Lies When He Cries" which is a reference to Say Anything... (1989), which Ione Skye starred in. Eric Stoltz also made a cameo in Say Anything... (1989). See more »


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Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Written by Roger Charlery (as R. Charlery), Andy Cox (as A. Cox), Everett Morton (as E. Morton),
David Steele (as D. Steele) & David Wakeling (as D. Wakeling)
Administered by Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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A gem of a comedy.
22 April 2007 | by andrewmayerSee all my reviews

This film is hilarious. I saw it at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, and the audience was laughing all the way through. The casting was excellent, which led to a totally believable ensemble that gave the script an authentic rendering. One felt as if they were at the party, as if it was a real enactment of a great weekend in one's life - you know, a party that actually reveals some important "lessons" in life. The screenplay was honest and direct, fast-paced and layered. I was especially impressed by the first-time director, who also wrote the script. She has a talent for crafting the plot so that there is a lot going on without losing the cohesion of the story, and bringing in cameos that added even more enjoyment. The title may need to be rethought, but thats relatively easy. Maybe just "Lather" will do, because thats the feeling that I got, that yummy moment in the shower when the lather is all whipped up and feels so good.

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