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Mutual Appreciation (2005)

R | | Comedy | 4 May 2007 (UK)
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Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.

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Andrew Bujalski

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Andrew Bujalski
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Cast overview:
Justin Rice ... Alan
Rachel Clift Rachel Clift ... Ellie
Andrew Bujalski ... Lawrence
Seung-Min Lee Seung-Min Lee ... Sara
Pamela Corkey ... Patricia
Kevin Micka Kevin Micka ... Dennis
Ralph Tyler Ralph Tyler ... Jerry
Peter Pentz Peter Pentz ... Scotty
Bill Morrison ... Walter
Tamara Luzeckyj Tamara Luzeckyj ... Esther
Mary Varn Mary Varn ... Rebecca
Kate Dollenmayer Kate Dollenmayer ... Hildy
Keith Gessen Keith Gessen ... Julian
Salvatore Botti Salvatore Botti ... Ron
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Adults in their 20s circle each other, their bodies in motion, with occasional attractions and lots of talk. Alan is a musician, just down to New York from Boston, hanging out with his friend Lawrence and Lawrence's girlfriend Ellie. Alan and Ellie are on a bed talking: is this prelude or possibility? Sara, who has interviewed Alan for the radio, seems attracted to Alan, but Alan may not be so sure. They, too, sit on the edge of a bed. He has a gig; it goes well. How should he handle Sara? Has the moment with Ellie passed? Do things play out or does time merely pass as bodies move through space? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Connections

Spin-off Peoples House (2007) See more »

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Quarter to Three
Written by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder
Performed by Justin Rice and Kevin Micka
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Stunning in Its Horribleness
30 July 2007 | by tjpmkpSee all my reviews

Throughout history, there have been people who have changed the world. Edison gave us the light bulb; Guttenburg the printing press. I feel I am offering a public service for all mankind just as great by warning people to stay away from "Mutual Appreciation".

It is perhaps the most monotonous movie I have ever seen. Nothing happens. These slackers, who are really disturbing to look at, just sit there and talk. I wouldn't have a problem with that if they had something interesting to say. They don't. And they have nothing to say in the most dreary manner possible. No ups, no downs. Just flat, unemotional speaking. It is just true torture. Please, please, for all that is good and holy, ignore the critics who liked this and avoid this horrific piece of...film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Admiração Mútua See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,141, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$103,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,292
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