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Ceremony (2010)

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Two friends are off on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is to re-establish their friendship, but Sam has ulterior motives in mind as he crashes the wedding of a woman he still loves.

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Max Winkler

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Max Winkler

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Sam Davis
Uma Thurman ... Zoe
Reece Thompson ... Marshall Schmidt
Lee Pace ... Whit Coutell
Jake Johnson ... Teddy
Brooke Bloom ... Margaret Cornish
Harper Dill Harper Dill ... Carol Archer
Rebecca Mader ... Esme Ball
Nathalie Love ... Blonde Maid
Charlie Moss Charlie Moss ... Nico Spicer
Lisby Larson Lisby Larson ... Nina Pileggi
Paul Amodeo Paul Amodeo ... Bruce Singer
Philip Carlson Philip Carlson ... Butler
Catherine Russell Catherine Russell ... Party Guest #4
Jack Koenig ... Party Guest #5
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Storyline

Sam has roped his friend Marshall into going on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is about re-establishing their friendship, while Sam has ulterior motives - namely, trying to win back Zoe, a woman he loves. Sam talks his way into getting them invited to a party at a beach house where Zoe is getting married to Whit. While Marshall goes through all the emotions of deceit, like anger, depression and acceptance, Sam is trying all of the angles in trying to win Zoe back. Written by napierslogs

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He's the love of her life. She just doesn't know it yet.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In an interview, Lee Pace said the "Who is that Woman?" "That's my wife." line was improvised by Max. Pace said, "Yeah, that's something we improvised. We were just saying funny stuff and Max came up to me and said, 'Ask, 'Who is that woman?' I had no idea that he was going to say, 'That's my wife.'" See more »

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[first lines]
Sam Davis: [reading for children's book] He would not take no for an answer. Our young hero traveled a great many leagues beneath the ocean's surface to find his shackled mermaid. And he had no intention of leaving without her. However, the evil Sea King had other plans. Like a mad man driven by love and revenge, he unsheathed his spear gun and fired!
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References The Kid (1921) See more »

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Unenjoyable
25 December 2011 | by chris-j-stantonSee all my reviews

I watched this movie with my family after viewing the trailer. The trailer depicted the movie as being a road-trip type romantic comedy, and as a group we decided that it looked like a decent movie. Sadly, we were wrong.

Our big problem with the movie was that the main character Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) is such an a-hole that we couldn't engage emotionally with this movie. He's rude. He's a liar. He manipulates people. While he has the emotional intelligence of a 5 year old, its hard to imagine this guy writes children books, as he has no innocence and no heart.

I find it very hard to enjoy a movie where the main character is such an a-hole that you would like to shoot him yourself, and you are hoping throughout the duration of the movie that he does NOT get the girl. There was nothing "feel good" about this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2011 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,920, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:

$22,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,174
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Dolby Digital

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