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Time Out says

Steve Martin adapted his novella for this story of a lonely LA department store salesgirl (Danes) who finds herself caught between two very different men: a slacker graphic artist (Schwartzman), inarticulate but sincere, and a divorced software magnate (Martin), who gives her everything but sincerity. Unexpectedly, it’s beautifully stylised like a luxuriant ’50s melodrama, allowing us to reflect on its portrait of yearning desires and emotional cowardice. Martin’s wry humour complements the note-perfect performances, all cosseted in Barrington Pheloung’s velvety score. An absolute pleasure.
Written by TJ

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 20 January 2006
  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anand Tucker
  • Screenwriter:Steve Martin
  • Cast:
    • Gina Doctor
    • Jason Schwartzman
    • Steve Martin
    • Rebecca Pidgeon
    • Frances Conroy
    • Sam Bottoms
    • Claire Danes
    • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
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