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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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Robert Pulcini (screenplay), Jonathan Ames (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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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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They're not gigolos, they're gentlemen See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$453,079, 24 October 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In upper crust society of New York and Palm Beach, escorts are often called "walkers," and some men do make a career out of being walkers. 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: Primarily, I'm a playwright.
Louis Ives: Really? Have I seen any of your work?
Henry Harrison: Sadly, my great opus was stolen by a Swiss hunchback - but that's all too tragic to go into now.
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In the Chapel
Written and Performed by Alain Leroux
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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A vaguely interesting look into several wacky characters
4 December 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a male playwright and part time escort who takes on a young professor with transvestite tendency as his flatmate.

"The Extra Man" is an interesting look into the lives of three wacky characters, but it does not offer much else. It is engaging enough to make you keep watching, but it does not make you beg for more. The film concentrates on how the characters are at present, but it gives little insight into why they are the way they are. I expect that this kind of film to be more introspective, but it is not. The weird interpersonal relationships among all the characters are vaguely interesting, maybe I cannot get into them more because their universe is so far from mine.


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