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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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Frank Whaley

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Frank Whaley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Owen
Chris Klein ... Ray
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Lynn
Ben Schwartz ... Russ
Christopher DeBlasio ... Ben
Jeff Skowron ... Matt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Barry ... Smark
Kate Bayley Kate Bayley ... Condiments Girl
Emma Bell ... Lindsay
Alexander Chaplin ... Terry
Joanna Chilcoat Joanna Chilcoat ... Girl #1 (Dawn)
Chase Coleman ... Jock 1
Raymond De Felitta ... Chuck P. Solizo
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Miss Lormph
Abigail Forman Abigail Forman ... Becky
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Good friends are hard to find.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Apaixonados em Nova York See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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IKM Productions See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References My Dinner with Andre (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Clarinet Bandleader
Composed by Stephen Edwards
Published by Source in Sync Music
Courtesy 5 Alarm Music
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decent
6 September 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

not an original story. not artistic revelations. only a film about small, ordinaries things. about friendship and grow up, relations, happiness. superficial in the first part, touching in the second. short, a film about pure life. not surprising. but nice. and real interesting, first for the performance of Chris Klein who reflects in wise manner the symptoms of Peter Pan Syndrome.and this is the basic virtue of a film about almost nothing , who could be defined as only another from its genre. film about the purpose of life, it has the strange art to redefine old known things . and the result becomes, after the confusion , a decent work.


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