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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 A Tale of Two Cities (1935) See more »

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Old versus New
3 December 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie has quite a lot going for it. Especially story wise but also with a very strong lead performance by Uma Thurman. It is very important that you believe her, because if not all the effort would be for nothing. And while quite a lot seems ridiculous (the male friendship even though there is some shattering, but almost too late to be really plausible), it all works somehow.

It's not your standard romantic comedy, that is for sure. The male lead is an obvious indication for that. And while some strands would've been nice to be explored (the red head you might have seen in Lost and other stuff she's done could've used a bigger role), it can touch you, if you let it. The male antagonist gets a bit too cliché at the end and almost unworthy of Umas love/affection in the first place


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Country:

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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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