Since college (art), Nora hasn't had luck with men. Now in her 30s, she works in a NYC hotel going nowhere. But then she meets a Frenchman.


Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)


Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Nora Wilder
Drea de Matteo ... Audrey Andrews
Tim Guinee ... Mark Andrews
Gena Rowlands ... Vivien Wilder-Mann
Peter Bogdanovich ... Irving Mann
Roy Thinnes ... Peter Andrews
Michael Panes ... Glen
Justin Theroux ... Nick Gable
Philip Pavel ... Front Desk Worker
Melvil Poupaud ... Julien
Dana Ivey ... Elinor Gregory
William Wise William Wise ... William Gregory
Josh Hamilton ... Charlie Ross
Caitlin Keats ... Jennifer Ross
Russell Steinberg ... Carl (as Russel Steinberg)


Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly reminds her of it all. Not to mention her best friend Audrey's "perfect marriage". But after a series of disastrous dates, Nora unexpectedly meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman who opens her eyes to a lot more than love. Written by Writer

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So Many Mr. Wrongs. So Few Mr. Rights.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Zoe R. Cassavetes offered the role of Nora to Parker Posey without an audition. See more »


Nora Wilder: I think I must be doing something horribly wrong, but I don't know what it is.
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References In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »


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Shallow, Mainstream and Sentimental
4 October 2007 | by Judith333See all my reviews

This film is a shallow treatise on the problems of locating love for a young woman in the city. The main character is self-centered, and yet seems to have no real interests. She is desperately looking for someone to love her in order to save her from herself. She is not really interested in other people, only in their ability to "love" her, even if they are assholes and total strangers. The movie takes the position that her attitude is normal, and in doing so misses an opportunity to be interesting. The movie fails to make an assessment about the existential problems of the character, or to question her myopic vision and lack of center and dignity. The film, like its characters, is a surface without a center, and ends up being mainstream, shallow, hollow, and sentimental. It's no wonder that's it's safe for audiences today, for it reinforces the popular idea that women are dependent on men for their happiness and to fill a hole or void. The film is indeed a fairy tale, for a woman who behaves like a depressed, mopey, self-hating dishrag all of the time would be very lucky to find a man to love her.

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English | French

Release Date:

16 July 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,198, 24 June 2007

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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