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Mercy (2009)

R | | Drama, Romance | June 2009 (USA)
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A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.

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Patrick Hoelck

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Scott Caan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Caan ... Johnny Ryan
Wendy Glenn ... Mercy
Troy Garity ... Dane
Erika Christensen ... Robin
Alexie Gilmore ... Chris
John Boyd ... Erik
Dylan McDermott ... Jake
James Caan ... Gerry
Kelly Lynch ... Herself
Balthazar Getty ... Himself
Whitney Able ... Heather
Michael Testone Michael Testone ... Bartender
Jamie Strange ... Jessica
Holly Valance ... Tess
Bre Blair ... Beach Hotel Concierge
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Storyline

Johnny Ryan is a facile writer of best sellers, and he's a womanizer. At a party in L.A. to celebrate the publication of his third book, he's arranged an assignation with one of the catering crew when he meets Mercy, a writer in town from New York. She turns out to be a critic whose review savages his book. He calls on her at her hotel, invites her out, and they find they enjoy each other. When her brief stay in L.A. is to end, he asks her to stay. Jump ahead: he's bearded, alone, and emotionally shut down. He visits his father, a university professor from whom he's estranged. What's going on? Where's Mercy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

IFC Films [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,776, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:

$6,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,780
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(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second time that father and son James Caan and Scott Caan have collaborated together since A Boy Called Hate (1995). In both of these films, they played father and son. See more »

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A true romantic's "roller coaster".
1 February 2011 | by user-965-271728See all my reviews

Written by and starring Scott Caan? Usually this would be a "sink or swim" attempt by an actor. I believe it was a great shot. In my opinion, a legacy actor that makes his own legacy is to be revered. Scott Caan including his own father into the story was a great addition to the realism of the story.

This is a "man movie" and a "chick flick" rolled into one. Of course there is one exception... No guns or martial arts. The relationships of the main characters to one another helps make it very real and makes the immersion into the film easier than expected.

Predictable? Somewhat. Cheesy? Not so much. Well played sir? Yes. The cast is talented infinitely beyond what the gross of the movie indicates.

All babble aside; I loved the clever lines, solid performances, warmth, and realism. I agree with the previous review, in the fact that it will not be winning any awards. I feel, however it is well worth the time watching it for the true romantic realist.


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