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Just Add Water (2008)

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An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the nerve to pursue his childhood love, and finally takes back his community by toppling the local teenage Meth-baron.

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Hart Bochner

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Hart Bochner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Ray Tuckby
Jonah Hill ... Eddie
Justin Long ... Spoonie
Danny DeVito ... Merl Striker
Tracy Middendorf ... Nora
Melissa McCarthy ... Selma
Anika Noni Rose ... R'ch'lle
Lindsey Axelsson ... Chrisy
Will Rothhaar ... Dirk
Joey Kern ... Scotty
Penny Balfour ... Charlene
Lee Garlington ... Penny
Michael Hitchcock ... Mark Tuckby
Tracey Walter ... Clem (as Tracy Walter)
June Squibb ... Mother
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Close to the entrance to Death Valley is the God-forsaken town of Trona. It's nearly empty: dry, with polluted water and poisoned soil. Dilapidated houses hold slackers and stoners. The town is virtually owned by Dirk, a heartless young meth dealer. In the midst of this lives Ray Tuckby, a naïf, unhappily married with a slothful son. The highlight of Ray's day is chatting with Nora, a clerk at the market. When Ray comes home early from work and finds his wife in bed with his brother, a few things start to change. Then he meets Merl, who's putting in a Chevron station, and Merl encourages Ray to dream. Can he? A recipe for meringue may hold one of the keys. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Part Sugar See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$625,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Ray Tuckby: Thanks for coming. Would you like a receipt with that? Don't forget to take a mint.
Ray Tuckby: Thanks for coming. Would you like a receipt with that? Don't forget to take a mint.
Ray Tuckby: Thanks for coming. Would you like a receipt with that? Don't forget to take a mint.
Ray Tuckby: Thanks for coming. Would you like a receipt with that? Don't forget to take a mint.
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Cuts Like A Blade
Written by Mark Petracca aka Dusty Wright
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Watchable JUNK romantic comedy narrated by Danny DeVito
15 December 2008 | by dilbertsupermanSee all my reviews

This is a light romantic comedy that is very dopey and really not that funny. It has some moderately humorous situations and characters but for the most part this thing is a terrible bore that winds up being a visual montage for Danny DeVito's endless voice-overs. He also has a bit part.

PLOT: Life in Troma, a desert town is kind of a pain in the ass for Ray, his wife is nuts, his kid hates him, his life gets turned upside down and then something interesting happens to Ray, who normally puts up with everything life hands him... it might have something to do with the cashier at the local mart.. what follows is total fluff, a little bit of strained chemistry as our actor tries to portray a heterosexual male and comes up a little short.

Overall it's a bore with a couple of fun scenes here and there -take a peek if you are bored, don't expect much.


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