A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet ... right before their home is invaded by burglars.

Director:

Cheryl Hines

Writer:

Adrienne Shelly
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Complete credited cast:
Meg Ryan ... Louise
Timothy Hutton ... Ian
Justin Long ... Todd
Kristen Bell ... Sara
Derek Carter ... Man #1
Bill Parks ... Man #2
Kimberlee Peterson ... Trashy Girl
Nathan Dean Nathan Dean ... Detective
Andy Ostroy Andy Ostroy ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Louise wants to find a way to reconnect with her husband, Ian, who is divorcing her after many years of marriage. But when she surprises him at their country home, she is more than slightly dismayed that the roses and romantic set-up are not for her but for his much younger mistress. Louise takes matters into her own hands, and abducts Ian duct-taping him to the toilet, where he must admit to his true feelings and he is unable to leave her. Things grow exceedingly awry for everybody when a burglar shows up at their house, and then everybody must discover and admit to their true feelings. Written by napierslogs

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a love/hate comedy.

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language and some threatening behavior | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The ending is dedicated to actor and director Adrienne Shelly, the writer of the film, who was murdered in 2006 when she caught a man, who had broken into her office, stealing money from her purse. See more »

Goofs

When taped to the toilet, Ian says, "I could care less!". The expression is, "I couldn't care less." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louise: [on the phone] Michelle.
Michelle: Yeah?
Louise: I threw heck to the wind and drove up to the country a day early, want to surprise Ian, spend the long weekend with him. So, I need you to call Metler and tell him that the papers were filed yesterday and everything is fine, and I will talk to him first thing on Monday morning. Then call my dentist, cancel my appointment, and reschedule it for Tuesday afternoon. And then cancel my meetings for the rest of the day. You know what to do, that's why you are ...
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In the opening credits Timothy Hutton is referred to as Tim Hutton See more »

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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.30 (2009) See more »

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Getting Some Fun Out of Life
Written by Edgar Leslie and Joseph A. Burke
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
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A different comedy about being taped to a toilet...
6 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This is one of the better movies I have seen this past month or so.

Meg Ryan puts on a marvelous performance as the slightly crazy wife doing whatever she can to make her husband love her.

This is a comedy unlike most other comedies out there. It had really good dialogue and some nice scenes. You just curl your toes at the extremes Meg Ryan's character goes to for making her husband stay with her. Now, it is not a comedy that will make you roll over laughing with tears streaming down your cheeks, but it is funny and have a very believable feel to it. You really get to feel for the characters of the movie.

I like Meg Ryan as an actress, and this is one of the better roles I have seen her portray in awhile. A good step away from the usual romantic comedies that she have been making.

Without giving away too much of the story, I found the plot to be very predictable. Very easy to figure out what happens early on and also easy to figure out how it will end - it is a Hollywood movie after all. And I am not just saying that because I am taped to a toilet!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serious Moonlight See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,636, 6 December 2009

Gross USA:

$25,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,327
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1.78 : 1
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