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For the brief oral sex scene, Maya Rudolph wore four pairs of biking shorts under the gown.
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The film is the first studio production to adopt green filmmaking initiatives aimed to reduce CO2 emission. Garbage was reduced by half, thanks to the various bins for recyclable material. Caterers used ceramic and washed dishes as opposed to throwaway products. Vehicles on the set used biodiesel fuel.
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This is first Sam Mendes film where Thomas Newman did not compose the original score. Newman has scored every Mendes film since American Beauty (1999).
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Running at 98 minutes, this is Sam Mendes' shortest film to date.
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The quote by Simone De Beauvoir LN recites, but cannot remember which book it is from ("One is not born, but rather becomes a woman") is from "The Second Sex".
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Jim Gaffigan who plays Lowell in the film is a stand up comedian who often tells a joke about the fact that the male seahorses give birth, saying that a stubborn scientist incorrectly identified the male so he when questioned he said that the males have the babies. In the film Roderick mentions that he loves seahorses because the males have the babies and wishes he could give birth to LN's babies.
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As of 2017, This is the only Sam Mendes film not to have a bittersweet ending where a pivotal character dies at the end. In this film, no-one dies and the ending where Burt and Verona find a home has an entirely happy tone.
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