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The Oranges (2011)

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The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.

Director:

Julian Farino

Writers:

Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alia Shawkat ... Vanessa
Hugh Laurie ... David
Oliver Platt ... Terry
Allison Janney ... Cathy
Catherine Keener ... Paige
Ian Helfer Ian Helfer ... Christmas Caroler
Marceline Hugot ... Christmas Caroler
Laura Flanagan Laura Flanagan ... Christmas Caroler
Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin ... Christmas Caroler
Jay Reiss Jay Reiss ... Christmas Caroler
Sarah Saltzberg Sarah Saltzberg ... Christmas Caroler
Sam Rosen Sam Rosen ... Ethan
Leighton Meester ... Nina
Adam Brody ... Toby
Aya Cash ... Maya
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Storyline

In conservative West Orange, New Jersey, the Ostroff and Walling families are very close. David Walling and Terry Ostroff are inseparable best friends and run together everyday. David has problems with his wife, Paige. He frequently sleeps alone in his office. Their daughter, Vanessa, is frustrated because she has not succeeded in her career as a designer. Their son, Toby, is moving to China on a temporary assignment. Terry's wife, Cathy, ignores him. Their daughter Nina moved to San Francisco five years ago. Near Thanksgiving, Nina's boyfriend Ethan betrays her at his birthday party and Nina returns to her parents house. Nina argues with her mother and draws closer to David. Soon they have an affair and fall in love, turning the lives of the people close to them upside-down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's about to get juicy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La hija de mi mejor amigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$198,461, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$364,875, 28 October 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Wesley auditioned for the role of Ethan. See more »

Goofs

In the coffee shop, the position of David's hand in relation to his coffee cup changes in nearly every shot. See more »

Quotes

[First lines]
Vanessa: [narrating] The question of happiness has preoccupied philosophers, poets and pharmaceutical companies for thousands of years. Clearly, it's a tricky one.
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Connections

Referenced in Room (2015) See more »

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Swinging Jingle Kitsch
Written by Stephen James Edwards
Performed by Stephen James Edwards and Eric Jasper
Courtesy of Music for Moving Images Inc
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Embarrassing
15 January 2016 | by terencecarsonSee all my reviews

This movie is categorized as comedy, drama and romance and fails in all three IMHO. Let's start with the tag lines: there's no sex whatsoever and it's about to get juicy but it never does, reckon that according to your preferences. As a comedy it delivers few smiles and even less laughs. The drama side goes a bit better if nothing else for the ever worried look of David (Laurie), a middle aged husband who could be attractive only to girls in desperate need of a father figure.Unfortunately the drama part is also predictable and without sparkles.Finally the romance: very little dwelled upon and without any surprise. If i haven't been harsher in voting it's because of the actors' effort, in particular Alia Shawkat (perfect in the role of the incredibly obnoxious Vanessa) and Adam Brody (my favorite scene is when he's back from China and discovers the "scandal")


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