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A recently-singled New York writer finds herself in two surprising and complicated relationships.

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Maria Maggenti

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Maria Maggenti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Barnett ... Catering Boss
Julianne Nicholson ... Samantha
Brian Letscher ... Jeff
Elizabeth Reaser ... Allegra
Gretchen Mol ... Grace
Justin Kirk ... Philip
Tina Benko ... Nell
Kate Simses ... Vivian
Natalie Levin Natalie Levin ... Turandot (as Natalie Havermeyer)
Mimi Molligher Mimi Molligher ... Woman in Elevator
Maggie Moore Maggie Moore ... Woman in Park
Craig Archibald ... Man in Park
Yasu Suzuki ... Sushi Chef 1
Yoshiro Kono ... Sushi Chef 2
Jennifer Dundas ... Molly
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Storyline

Allegra, an opera-loving writer in New York, eschews commitment, so her girlfriend, Samantha, leaves her. Allegra misses Sam, and resents the accusation that she's afraid to say "I love you," but she's soon involved with two people - Grace and Philip - who, unbeknownst to her, have just broken up with each other. Allegra juggles the two affairs, telling neither about the other; each likes her more and more as her old fears start making her itchy. Things come to a head at an engagement party where Allegra is pinch-hitting as a catering assistant. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Comedy of Operatic Proportions See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Triangle of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,380, 4 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$89,417, 24 June 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Both Julianne Nicholson and Gretchen Mol have acted in HBO show Boadwalk Empire. See more »

Goofs

Philip's clothing changes three times during his date to the opera with Allegra. When they leave for the opera, he is seen wearing jeans, a sweater and a suit jacket. Immediately after the opera, he is wearing a button-up shirt and khakis instead of his sweater and jeans. During dinner, Philip is seen wearing the sweater with the khakis while his jacket is hanging over the back of his chair. See more »

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Allegra: Commit! Just listen to that word, it's what they do in insane asylums!
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References The L Word (2004) See more »

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fabulous, fabulous, fabulous
16 June 2006 | by robertamaggentiSee all my reviews

This is one of the most delightful romantic comedies I've seen in a long time and one which should get wide distribution and a crossover audience in major cities as well as out-of-the-way communities. The San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival audience last night were stamping their feet and whistling along with the bravos as Maggenti attended the premiere...While it has yet to find a distributor, I'm confident, if last night was any indication, that one will be ringing her phone any minute...funny, witty, smart, a New York scene with wonderful actors, Justin Kirk, the adorable Gretchen Mol and beautiful Elizabeth Reasor...wait till you see it...you'll fall in love with all the characters...congrats, Maria, another success (The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love; The Love Letter, Without a Trace (TV)...)


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