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R | | Comedy, Drama | 15 August 2008 (UK)
Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Owen
... Ray
... Lynn
... Russ
... Ben
... Matt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Smark
Kate Bayley ... Condiments Girl
... Lindsay
... Terry
Joanna Chilcoat ... Girl #1 (Dawn)
... Jock 1
... Chuck P. Solizo
Nada Despotovich ... Miss Lormph
Abigail Forman ... Becky
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Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial jobs and drinking. When Owen's fiancé Lynn breaks off their engagement he finds himself spiraling, and allows Ray to come along with him to a two bit film festival he has been invited to in Kansas. There Owen makes several attempts to patch up his relationship, while Ray scams them into a deluxe suite at the local Four Seasons hotel by posing as Wally Shawn's son (who happens to be receiving a lifetime achievement award) and generally causes a major ruckus. By the end, Owen decides to make some changes in their relationship and in his life. Written by F. Whaley

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Good friends are hard to find.

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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Apaixonados em Nova York  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The tag line reads "Good Friends Are Hard To Find" this is also the title to a track off of Composer/Songwriter Ed Harcourts latest album "A Beautiful Lie" and serves as the title/theme song for the film. Ed recently left California and headed pack to his native UK upon completion of the soundtrack and is currently on tour through Europe. At only 29yrs old and with four albums out this will be Ed Harcourts first Soundtrack venture and will add to his eclectic 300+ song catalog. See more »

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References My Dinner with Andre (1981) See more »

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Clarinet Bandleader
Composed by Stephen Edwards
Published by Source in Sync Music
Courtesy 5 Alarm Music
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Outstanding buddy film
7 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film stars two of the most appealing young men in movies today - Chris Klein and Freddie Prinze Jr. and the director takes every opportunity to focus on their charm and good looks making the film a must see. I can just imagine the approach the director used when he pitched the script to the stars: "It seems that every time there are two good looking guys in a film they end up in bed together - well, it's about time we showed two hunks who are really close yet they never cross the line to bed each other down. I really think two handsome straight guys can stay straight rather than straying and that's what I want to say in this film." And he does. He clearly shows how much affection and love there is between the two male leads but he never compromises their straightness by subjecting them to intimacy which gives the film a very refreshing approach but also a kind of truth that best buds know about.


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