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The Human Contract (2008)

R | | Drama | 18 March 2010 (Israel)
A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.


Jada Pinkett Smith

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Julian Wright
Paz Vega ... Michael
Idris Elba ... Larry
T.J. Thyne ... Greg
Joanna Cassidy ... Rose
Steven Brand ... Boyd
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Rita
Ted Danson ... E.J Winters
Anne Ramsay ... Cheryl
Tava Smiley ... Brenda
Karl Makinen ... Tony
William Abadie ... Joseph
Daniel Escobar Daniel Escobar ... Seth
Nicole Muirbrook ... Thalia (as Nicole Muirbrook Wagner)
Kenneth Dolin ... Mr. Stealth


Locked doors, and the monster inside us. In L.A., tightly-wound Julian Wright is separated. He meets Michael, she's seductive and uninhibited; by chance, a few days later they connect. The PR firm where he's creative director is competing to be bought by a household name (think Proctor & Gamble); winning will bring money, status, and a big ad budget. His firm's win depends on both his ideas and his maintaining traditional values; so, he puts his divorce on hold. His family adds problems: childhood memories and his sister's abusive husband threaten his balance. His fuse is short. Will self control hold obsession and fury in check, or is Michael the spark that will start a conflagration? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »

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English | French

Release Date:

18 March 2010 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo la piel See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The combination to Julian's darkroom is 3146. See more »


when Julian shows his mother clippings and photos from the past she removes her glasses as he starts to speak. She removes them again in the next camera angle but in another angle the glasses are back on. See more »


Julian Wright: I have never believed I deserve to be loved. But now I see that everything I've ever wanted has always been right in front of me. I've been the only thing standing in my way. But no more. No more.
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Written by Casey Bisetti, Adam El-Zarou, Michael Lakey and Daniel Braunstein
Performed by Ugly
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Keep remote nearby.....30X needed.
17 January 2011 | by djderkaSee all my reviews

Do you understand Quantum Mechanics?

Do you understand the Big Bang Theory?

Do you understand Nano Technology?

If so, you will still NEVER understand why Michael (Paz Vega, hot model) would EVER talk to or even look at the douche-bag Julian. EVER. He is such a jerk & slim ball he is under anyone's radar on human interaction. Where are serial killers when you need them to dispatch of this dirt bag. Julian has no human characteristic whatsoever that you would want to interact with him on any level. Cleaning dirt from under your toe nails would be much more entertaining.

Writer hint for next movie: Don't create a character that has absolutely no screen charm whatsoever. Avoid total selfish characters with boring attributes.

See Julian suffer. See Julian pine for a girl in a one night fling. See Julian hit a guy. See Julian hit a woman. See Julian as a total dip stick. (other words prohibited)


Get remote. Check batteries. Watch Paz Vega. Fast forward 30X to next Paz Vega scene. Watch Paz. REPEAT till end of movie.

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