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The Freebie (2010)

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A young couple decides to give each other a night off, no questions asked.

Director:

Katie Aselton

Writer:

Katie Aselton

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Cast

Cast overview:
Katie Aselton ... Annie
Dax Shepard ... Darren
Maggie Phillips Maggie Phillips ... Emily (as Marguerite Phillips)
Joshua Leonard ... Dinner Party Guest
Bellamy Young ... Jessica
Sean Nelson Sean Nelson ... John
Frankie Shaw ... Coffee Girl
Ross Partridge ... Bartender
Houston Wages Houston Wages ... Guy in the Store
Ken Kennedy Ken Kennedy ... Ken
Leonora Pitts ... Lea (as Leonora Gershman)
Scott Pitts Scott Pitts ... Scott
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Annie and Darren are a married couple in a comfortable relationship that's lost its spark. They talk constantly, express affection verbally, start the day with high-end coffee, end the afternoon with gelato, shop at the farmer's market, prepare dinner as a team, do crossword puzzles, and talk in bed. Darren wonders if a one-night stand would help bring more sex to their marriage. Soon, the two of them are laying out the ground rules and talking through the mechanics of each finding a lover for one night. They agree to give each other no details about the experience. The night comes. Will this give their relationship a needed boost? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

A One Night Experiment in Infidelity

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content

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Trivia

The film heavily relied on improvised dialogue over the 11-day shoot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lea: So yeah, let's talk about it. The fact that Will's not here, and I know you guys liked Will. And I love him, still, but it was a long time coming, and it's over, and this time it's for real. Last night I finally did it. I finally was honest, and I'm sad, and it was hard, and it's been a hard time. But now it's done. And now I get to go and be myself. I'm excited to be me, I'm exited to be me without Will. I'm excited to live alone. I'm excited to have my own food in the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) See more »

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Viva Modula
Written by Myles Hendrik
Performed by Bloodcat Love
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good old fashioned indie film, it makes you think.
2 December 2011 | by jeepyjbSee all my reviews

I'm gonna keep this short: I was impressed with the camera work as it told the story very well. Every shot made me feel more uncomfortable with the subject matter, which is the unrealistic notion that a night off from a stagnant (routine) marriage is the key to rejuvenation. I can't help but think of Dr. Tobias Funke saying, "no, it never works for them...but it could work for us!" It doesn't, it can't and it won't. This story is told very well. I love Katie on the League, and Dax is pretty much playing the same character he does on Parenthood. It works. I would have liked to see a better supporting cast, but the girl from Altamont Now is good. I hope to see her in do more, but I have yet to get thru Blue Mountain State. Thanks for reading.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,309, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$16,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,613
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