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The Extra Man (2010)

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A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Louis Ives
Marian Seldes ... Vivian Cudlip
Celia Weston ... Meredith Lagerfeld
Patti D'Arbanville ... Katherine Hart
John C. Reilly ... Gershon Gruen
Dan Hedaya ... Aresh
Kevin Kline ... Henry Harrison
Jason Butler Harner ... Otto Bellman
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Brad
Katie Holmes ... Mary Powell
Alicia Goranson ... Sandra
Lynn Cohen ... Lois Huber
John Pankow ... George
Lewis Payton Jr. Lewis Payton Jr. ... Usher (as Lewis Payton)
Marisa Ryan ... Tanya
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Storyline

Louis, a young teacher enamored of the age of F. Scott Fitzgerald, loses his job when he's caught trying on a bra he finds in a campus office. He decides to go to New York City to find himself and to be a writer. He answers an ad for a housemate placed by the eccentric and opinionated Henry Harrison; an odd-couple relationship starts. Louis gets a job selling advertising for a green magazine and fancies Mary, a co-worker. He meets Henry's neighbor, the hirsute Gershon, and Henry offers Paul schooling in the gentleman's world of being an "extra man" - a hired companion, a gigolo - for older women. Can Louis sort out these varied worlds as well as his own expectations? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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a sexless new comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Acompanhantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,861, 1 August 2010

Gross USA:

$453,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$457,867
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Henry's car (the one which died) was a 1973 Buick Electra 225 4 door Hard Top Sedan. See more »

Goofs

As the main characters ride in a convertible out of the city, the background scenery of a cemetery is continuously repeated. See more »

Quotes

Henry Harrison: You are always apologizing. Don't be so obsequious.
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Written and Performed by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Marvelous
16 October 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie actually took me by surprise.

First of all, let me start off by saying that the story is so compelling and spellbinding that it will blow you away. There is just something about this movie that is so unique in every way.

The characters in this movie are so fantastically unique, quirky and lovable. It all just came together for a greater unity. The role of Louis Ives (played by Paul Dano) was the quirkiest of all, struggling to find his place in life, dealing with his sexuality and the admiration of Henry and trying to find acceptance. And I must admit that Paul Dano portrayed his character in a very good way; he was awesome in this movie. And his resemblance to a young Liam Neeson is just uncanny.

Moving on to the role of Henry Harrison (played by Kevin Kline), well his role was eccentric and strict. But, as usual, Kline put on a magnificent performance. He is very charismatic and have a good voice. He is indeed one of the better actors of recent times.

And also, not forgetting, the strange character of Gershon Gruen (played by John C. Reilly) was also very memorable and lovable, especially his voice.

In all fairness, then this movie worked so good on all levels. However, I think that a share of people might be put off by the movie, as it does have that certain epic cinema moment to it, and also dealing with (and I use this term in lack of better) sexually deviant behavior. For me, I found that aspect of the movie to be one of the driving factors, because it showed how Louis Ives was struggling to find himself and dealing with his needs.

The movie is very beautiful in more than one way. The story is beautiful, the cinematography is beautiful, the music is beautiful, and so forth. This is one of the better movies I have seen in a while. It is a fresh breath of change in the movie scene for me. Nice with a movie that stands out from the mainstream comedies, and dares to be so unique as it is.

If you haven't already seen "The Extra Man", then you owe it to yourself to do so, especially if you are (like me) a lover of the cinema and movies. This is a story that will stay with you for a long, long time.

Thumbs up, way, way up from me!


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