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Giving It Up (1999)

Womanizing New York adman attempts to identify the causes of, and find a remedy for, his so-called addiction to sex, in order to win the love of a woman he respects.

Director:

Christopher Kublan

Writers:

Christopher Kublan, Daniel Einfeld (story) (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Feuerstein ... Ralph Gagante
Amy Redford ... Elizabeth Brenner
Dabney Coleman ... Johnathan Gallant
Ben Weber ... Peter McGrath
James Toback ... Dr. Hubbins
Timothi-Jane Graham Timothi-Jane Graham ... Claire Densen (as Timothi Jane Graham)
Ali Larter ... Amber
James Lesure ... Kevin
Callie Thorne ... Rex
Annabel Rivera Annabel Rivera ... Monica
Mike Johnson ... Jamie (Sex Addict) (as Jon Michael Johnson)
Daniel Metelitz Daniel Metelitz ... John (Sex Addict) (as John Metelitz)
Sara Moon Sara Moon ... Debra (Sex Addict)
Andy Marks ... Jason (Sex Addict) (as Andrew Marks)
Bill Dawes ... Pick-Up Man (Sex Addict)
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Storyline

Meet Ralph, charismatic New York adman about town. Encouraged by his sexist boss and unlucky-in-love buddy Peter, Ralph's life revolves around the pursuit of the opposite sex. Enter his match, smart and beautiful account executive Elizabeth, who is put off by his sex-obsessed ways, convincing Ralph to see a therapist. Just when a relationship between the two begins to flourish, Ralph gets thrown together with supermodel Amber. Now Ralph has to decide whether to change his player-like ways or risk losing the one woman he truly loves. Written by Anonymous

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No touching, no kissing, no sex... no problem.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1999 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova Falling See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bigel / Mailer Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Because of Mark Feuerstein's knack with physical slapstick (he studied with the top clown teacher in France), writer/director Christopher Kublan nicknamed him "Chaplin" on the set of the movie (he even referred to him as "Chaplin" on the call-sheet). See more »

Quotes

Johnathan: Let me tell you something. This happens to be real life. Money and power. That's all that counts out there in the world.
Ralph: No, I don't think so. I...
Johnathan: You're the best I ever had, kid. But pending a major change in your sex life - and I mean a MAJOR change - you are... on extended leave.
Ralph: What?
Johnathan: That's right. No chicks, no checks.
[long awkward pause]
Johnathan: Get the fuck out of here.
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References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Congratulations Christopher Kublan
18 January 1999 | by shelly-13See all my reviews

Christopher Kublan's debut movie as both a writer and director is simply incredible.

Casanova Falling is a realistic view of men and their romantic fallings...

It sheds a new light on the caveman... yet goes beyond most modern comedy/romance movies as he is honest, yet does not bash his characters for thier behaviors.

It was a true blessing to see this movie at the Nortel International Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA.

Left me with a smile on my face...


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