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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo per una notte See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,309, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,737, 29 October 2010
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The film heavily relied on improvised dialogue. See more »

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

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Written by Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna
Performed by Asobi Seksu
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
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entertaining enough ...
11 January 2011 | by phaenomenalbertSee all my reviews

... to sit through until the end. but if you are looking for substance other than the obvious, this sketch is not for you.

admittedly, the acting is quite good and the fact that it was largely improvised is quite impressive. the characters are sympathetic enough to feel sorry for. but I am seriously in doubt that the movie adds something meaningful to any human being capable of the following thoughts:

the sex life in a long lasting relationship can suffer over time - openly talking about it does not necessary improve the situation - unanimously approved "cheating" on each other is not really a way out - don"t do it.

good thing it's low budget, but I'm sorry to say: writer, director and star Katie Aselton took on two jobs too many. she is a great actress. stick to what you do best.


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