Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.

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Adam Rodgers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... George Hartman
Vera Farmiga ... Edith Martin
Taissa Farmiga ... Audrey Martin
Spencer Rocco Lofranco ... Conrad Hartman (as Spencer Lofranco)
Nicholas Braun ... Justin
Tom Skerritt ... Dr. Roland Emerson
Peter Riegert ... Boneyard Sims
Mirjana Jokovic ... Professor Riley
Stephen Borrello IV ... Travis (as Stephen Borrello)
Daniella Garcia Daniella Garcia ... Daphne (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
Saxton Johnson Saxton Johnson ... Late for Class
Sean Cook ... Up All Night
Loretta Underwood Loretta Underwood ... Prospective Student
Kenny Parks Jr. Kenny Parks Jr. ... Music Major
Briana Henry ... Emma
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Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.

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You never know what you'll discover on your first day at college. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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While inventing stories about people they see walking around, Edith says "she's just trying to consolidate her grief into 40 characters so that she can tweet her sadness to the world". Twitter's message limit is actually 140 characters. See more »

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'Feckless' means 'ineffectual', not 'pointless', as Edith erroneously offers to Audrey in the crossword puzzle scene, and as Conrad later misuses the word. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conrad Hartman: Dad, I caved on the shirt, I'm not wearing the tie.
George Hartman: A young man in a tie makes a statement.
Conrad Hartman: What, that my father dresses me in the morning?
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References Local Hero (1983) See more »

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Chop Sticks
(uncredited)
Written by Euphemia Allen
Performed by Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga
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Unusual and sweet romantic comedy, well acted
17 November 2013 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

This is an unusually smart romantic comedy. Two parents bring their kids to Middleton College to check the place out. One kid is laser-focused on studying at this college under a linguistics professor that she idolizes because of his book. The other kid is drifting through life so far on his big toothy smile and good looks. His dad is a successful heart surgeon. Her mom, well she's in retail. Their initial meeting starts with a parking lot argument as both arrive at Middleton College. The two adults react very badly with each other. He's a dork. She's a harpy. They are so repelled by the "otherness" of each other that you know very early on that they will fall in love by the end of the movie.

This movie is not so much about these two characters falling in love. It's all about the few hours it takes for them to go from strangers to close friends and the number of comedic adventures they manage to pack into a day back at college for both of them. Heavy on the comedy, light on the romance. If you think of all the opportunities a college might offer as a backdrop for this story arc, well they're all in there. It's a sweet, comfortable movie—sort of like macaroni and cheese—with some very smart, funny dialog written for the characters.

A pleasant way to spend the afternoon, which is what I did thanks to the San Jose Camera Cinema Club.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,768, 2 February 2014

Gross USA:

$53,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,993
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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