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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.

Director:

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

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Trivia

In the cemetery scene there is a grave marker with the name Makaveli and the dates 1971-1996 on it. This is a tribute to Director/Writer Jada Pinkett Smith's close friend and rapper/actor Tupac Shakur whom she knew since they were young adults. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Mille et une nui des desires
Written by Massimo Bottini, Ana Marie Carril and Filippo Clary
Performed by Gabin
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Pathetic, But Also Sometimes Funny in How Dumb It Is
12 August 2019 | by MisterSisterFisterSee all my reviews

I wonder if this is reflective of Jada Pinkett's life? I mean, we all know she and her husband are swingers and therefore people that have no clue how to be faithful, so good for them. I guess. Also, you made a dumb, boring and ultimately forgettable movie, Jada. I found more enjoyment in the laundry I was doing while watching this pretentious piece of puke.

Extra star for the unintentional laughs. You earned it.


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Release Date:

18 March 2010 (Israel) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$154,527
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