A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.

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Peter Tolan

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Peter Tolan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Taylor Mendon
Brittany Snow ... Amanda
Maura Tierney ... Lorraine Mendon
Peter Facinelli ... Greg
Steve Coogan ... Michael Henry
Ed Begley Jr. ... Self
Bill Fagerbakke ... Larry
Patrick Fischler ... Kevin - TV Executive
Peggy J. Scott ... Sharon the Maid (as Peggy Scott)
Jennifer Hall ... Wendy the Cage Girl
Daniel Roebuck ... Link
Lester Speight ... BV (as Lester Rasta Speight)
J.P. Manoux ... Tony Clark
Jennifer Rau ... Whisper
Allan Wasserman ... Dr. Chase
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Storyline

Taylor Mendon is a Hollywood scriptwriter on a minor rebound from drugs and booze. He's writing for a mirthless sit-com and betting on the horses behind his wife's back when her sister calls needing help: Taylor's 20-year-old niece Amanda has become a hooker in Las Vegas. He promises to find her, bring her back, and pay for her stay at an expensive rehab center. Once in Nevada, Taylor starts gambling in earnest using money loaned him by the casino. He also finds Amanda, a cheerful prostitute, uninterested in reform. Can Taylor win back his borrowings, keep his wife from discovering his habit, and help Amanda find redemption? Or is life different from a sit-com? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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No really, she's his niece. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Taylor Mendon: You and me - we live to make bad choices. We need a person in our lives who, who looks at us when we fuck up and remembers who we were, who we could be. If you don't have someone like that, all you have is you. Sooner or later, left to your own brilliant damaged devices, you'll just go spinning off the goddamn planet. You lose that person, you're done.
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Reprehensible and Charming
27 June 2008 | by marc-rosenbergSee all my reviews

You can't not like Matthew Broderick, no matter how despicable his behavior is. One of my favorite American actors ("Election", "You Can Count On Me", etc). He always commits and is always believable. Brittiny Snow is a face you recognize but it's hard to place. She's wonderful and I'll always remember her now. The other actors are used economically and help move the plot, but the focus is certainly on the relationship between Broaderick and Snow. With Las Vegas as the backdrop there's plenty to look at and appreciate. The story is surprising without being too contrived. A quirky, very entertaining film. It's not a big screen release, and because of the content will die a slow death on cable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2011 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Amanda See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,340, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$57,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,410
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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