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If I Were You (2012)

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When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madelyn
... Lucy
... Paul
... Waitress
... Store Clerk
Jessica Booker ... Mother
... Office Assistant
... Keith
Kaitlyn Riordan ... Sarah
Leon Aureus ... Tyler
Jeff Elliot ... Sam
... Carla
... Maggie
Rhonda Hall ... Neighbour Elizabeth
Mairtin O'Carrigan ... First Lear


Two women who meet by chance make a pact to fix their unhappy lives: they will each do what the other one says. But one of them has a secret. She knows her husband is sleeping with the younger woman. Madelyn's plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, orders her to play King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing the Fool. Madelyn's life is transformed in unexpected ways as, like Lear, she struggles with matters of mortality and betrayal, loyalty and love. Written by Paragraph Pictures

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What happens when your new best friend is your husband's mistress?


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language/sexual references

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Release Date:

10 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Если бы я была тобой  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,929, 17 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,222, 28 April 2013
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1.78 : 1
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Lucy: Can I ask you a favor? If I just get brain damage, do you promise to hold a pillow over my face?
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


Il Vazer Dei Bmabini
Composed, orchestrated & conducted by Paolo Buonvino
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Not your typical romance
29 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

What you might expect from a movie about two women, one who is lovely, older, wiser, and not as firm, the other lovely, young and not very bright, except for when it comes to manipulation and adoration of the physical and the moment, would not be what you get in If I Were You . It's a movie that does not underestimate the buddy aspect of a romp, and it turns that inside out by using traditional methods, straight (wo)man, loose limbed physical comedy, and adds a dose of heartbreak not only in the realm of love, but in all relationships including friendship and parent child. It's an exceptional vehicle for Harden and one she readily deserves as she is overlooked and underused in so many ways.

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