The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.

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Massy Tadjedin

Writer:

Massy Tadjedin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Joanna
Sam Worthington ... Michael
Guillaume Canet ... Alex
Eva Mendes ... Laura
Daniel Eric Gold ... Andy
Scott Adsit ... Stuart
Griffin Dunne ... Truman
Stephanie Romanov ... Sandra
Anson Mount ... Neal
Stephen Mailer ... Client #1
John Treacy Egan ... Client #2
Justine Cotsonas ... Maggie
Karen Pittman ... Caroline
Jon Norman Schneider ... Server
Chriselle Almeida ... Hostess
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Storyline

Joanna accuses her husband, Michael, of being attracted to his co-worker. Wanting to make-up before he goes on a business trip, she assumes she over-reacted. But when they are both away from each other for one night, Michael ends up testing his loyalty to Joanna and his attraction to Laura. And Joanna tests her honesty to Michael when her ex-boyfriend Alex suddenly appears in New York for the day. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

Temptation can lead anywhere

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was shot during late 2008 in New York, with large portions filmed in SoHo, Manhattan. See more »

Goofs

When the characters Michael, Laura and Neal travel to Philadelphia, they are seen walking to the train tracks in Grand Central. However, if you actually wanted to travel to Philadelphia, you would have to go to Penn Station. The characters are seen on a Metro North Train. Metro North Trains only travel from Grand Central and go to Upstate New York and Connecticut. When Michael travels back to New York alone, he is seen on a Metro North Train, again. When the characters are seen exiting the train into "Philadelphia", they are still in Grand Central Station. See more »

Quotes

Truman: Do you think you'll tell your husband about tonight?
Joanna Reed: I don't know, tonight's not over yet.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.147 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Guess I'm Floating
Written by Anthony Gonzalez
Performed by M83
Courtesy of Mute Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Extremely Underrated Movie. Brilliant Performances From Knightley, et al
1 April 2011 | by supadude2004See all my reviews

OK, what is going on please? Here is an excellent, skilfully crafted, intelligently paced and well structured movie with a most complimentary screenplay, and it should of course be rated at 8.x out of 10. Yet, as I write it is barely rated above average. Sorry, but I have to knock myself on the head a couple of times just to check that I am now indeed only seeing 6.7 out of ten for a most excellent relationship themed movie.

I am not at all sure what is wrong with most people who've rated this movie "a notch above so so", save for the usual obvious problems when it comes to matters of 'most people'... Nonetheless, I am reminded that most people often get it right: Matchpoint was correctly rated, Two Lovers was fairly rated, Before Sunrise also got the high rating it so deserved. However, here is a movie which is every bit as excellent as those named movies, albeit being in its own inimitable way different, yet it is still currently (Spring 2011) faced with the travesty of being so unjustly under-appreciated.

Please watch this movie if the themes of modern relationships, loyalty, trust, and betrayal are of any interest to you, and you should find, as I did, that its insanely 'above average rating' is well short of the mark. For this movie is a near masterpiece as a study of such themes. The performances of the lead actors/actresses, its screenplay, direction, score, production are all first rate. Don't miss this movie if you've a brain in your head, and if themes concerning relationships are of any interest to you at all. I also rated Matchpoint, Before Sunrise, & Two Lovers very highly, in case you're wondering if my word is worth following. Then you should also find it to be worth a far more realistic 9/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2011 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,505, 8 May 2011

Gross USA:

$99,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,042,068
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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