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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.

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Julian Farino

Writers:

Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss
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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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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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Sex. Betrayal. Scandal. Make yourself at home. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Leighton Meester (Nina) and Adam Brody (Toby) are married in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the first part of the coffee shop scene, David has got a watch, which later on disappears. 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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Referenced in Room (2015) See more »

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Lay Down With You
Written by Frazey Ford
Performed by Frazey Ford & The Quiet Revolution
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Not as bad as the reviews make it seem
17 July 2016 | by katemiller-18083See all my reviews

I'm not giving The Oranges an amazing rating out of 10, but it was fine for a Sunday afternoon movie binge. A lot of people are bagging out the premise, but I actually consider it to be a new take on the usual Hollywood BS of an older guy and a younger girl in a relationship. The story typically goes "Older guy falls in love with younger woman and vice versa, and no one really seems to give a crap about the age difference and they live happily ever after". Fortunately, this one is a little more realistic - "Older guy falls in love with younger woman and vice versa, and everyone reacts as you would expect them to - i.e. they freak the s*** out".

It's an enjoyable film that is worth the hour and a half.


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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$366,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,316,971
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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