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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)

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Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Ummel Ashley Ummel ... Homicidal Twin
Sarah Ummel Sarah Ummel ... Homicidal Twin
Jack Jozefson Jack Jozefson ... Porn Star (as Jack Jozephson)
Mary Audrey Kneipp Mary Audrey Kneipp ... Grandmother
Fred Willard ... Bucky Brandt
Paul Schneider ... Owen McCabe
Jenn Page ... Nature Girl
Marion Kerr ... Perky Girl
Sarah Mahoney Sarah Mahoney ... Nervous Girl
Dorian Missick ... Rob
Poppy Montgomery ... Allison
G.O. Parsons ... Donnie
Kaarina Aufranc ... Eileen
Jim Zulevic ... Jack
Kelly Lynn Warren ... Joan
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Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting for his flight to New York, he sees Val, a friend of his latest ex; they chat, and Owen postpones leaving just to make sure she's not for him. For a week, he accelerates courtship: asks to meet her parents, introduces her to Allison his best (and only) friend, and takes her to a party where a hound he knows will try to seduce her. What if she passes all the tests? Can Owen still find a way to divorce his life and get out of L.A.? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Lose Your Lover See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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A heart warming love story
20 March 2006 | by magnumcoSee all my reviews

Beautiful and well worth watching. A successful biographer wonders where his future lies and soon begins to tire of his supposedly shallow life in Los Angeles. When an offer for work on the East Coast comes along he seriously considers burning all his bridges and leave Los Angeles forever. All goes according to plan until a chance encounter at the airport delays his departure.

I found it funny and enjoyable to watch. Of course it will appeal most to LA residents for the the subtle humor "I like the bus", but any one who has transplanted to a big city will enjoy the movie. It's a very well made movie with Fred Willard providing his usual impeccable humor.


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