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Seeing Other People (2004)

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Directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, Seeing Other People features Jay Mohr and Julianne Nicholson as Ed and Alice, a soon-to-be married couple with one rather significant problem facing them: Alice doesn't think she's had enough sex to excuse settling down with one man for the rest of her life. Though reluctant, Ed agrees, at Alice's insistence, to have a premarital free-for-all of sorts; a period in which both Alice and Ed are allowed to explore sexual and emotional relationships with other people. Complications ensue when it turns out that fooling around with multiple partners as a method of strengthening the sanctity of marriage isn't as easy as it appeared. Seeing Other People also stars Lauren Graham, Bryan Cranston, Josh Charles, and Matthew Davis.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: M. Wallace Wolodarsky, Wallace Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes
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On DVD: Aug 17, 2004
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Lantern Lane Entertainment - Official Site

Cast

Helen Slater
as Penelope
Tom Paul Wilson
as Dicey Character
Jon Riggi
as Maitre d'
Liz Phair
as Yoga Teacher
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Critic Reviews for Seeing Other People

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15)

There's a lost-and-found innocence in their characters which Ms. Nicholson and Mr. Mohr express beautifully.

Full Review… | May 20, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

... sharp, sometimes nasty and truly funny ...

Full Review… | May 13, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
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Premise sounds implausible, but Nicholson's thorough rendering of Alice as a willowy, intelligent and more than a bit self-deluded naif puts it over.

Full Review… | May 10, 2004
Variety
Top Critic

A premise that is equal parts silly and cynical is stretched over 90 uncomfortable minutes, hitting just about every relationship cliché imaginable with incongruous spurts of graphic sex talk spiking the mostly ho-hum dialogue.

May 7, 2004
New York Post
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It lacks the wit and depth to make it anything more than a mediocre tale of Hollywood malcontents.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

This whiny, unpleasant comedy of infidelity makes a good case for staying celibate with the phone unplugged.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Seeing Other People

½

Lauren, YEAH!!!

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Leigh Ryan

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[font=Century Gothic]"Seeing Other People" is about Alice(Julianne Nicholson) and Ed(Jay Mohr) who have just gotten engaged after dating each other for five years.(There is also a lull in their sexual relations.) Alice recognizes her lack of sexual experience and that this might be her last chance to have random sexual encounters before she marries(like that would stop anything...), so she suggests her and Ed should see other people. Ed reluctantly agrees.[/font]

"Seeing Other People" is a tired, unfunny, predictable comedy that supposedly comes down on the side of monogamy but is also strangely less than thrilled with marriage.(Ed and Alice are probably happy until they got engaged and there is not a happily married couple around for miles. All of which brought back unhappy memories of "The Last Married Couple"(1980) starring Natalie Wood and George Segal.) But Julianne Nicholson does have an awkward sort of charm; Jay Mohr deserves better; and Lauren Graham should do amusingly illegal things to her agent for getting her parts in garbage like this.

And could somebody please explain why Andy Richter was given his very own subplot?

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Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Ed and Alice are engaged. They love each other and feel comfortable in each other's presence. He has slept around before meeting Alice. She has a lot less experience. Alice suddenly gets restless because she imagines she's lacking experience in that area. She suggests to Ed that they have sex with other people before getting married. He doesn't want to, but she insists that if they are both completely honest, it could work. He very reluctantly agrees they should both see other people for a while.

The film shows that guys are sensitive at heart and have morals. Most of the male characters are the moralistic, straight forward types, while the women are by far the most promiscuous as they speak of nothing but pleasure and what it would be like to have sex... with someone else. They have amicable traits though, even though they are covered by the image of sex driven kittens.

The moral of the story is that sex without love means nothing; you can see the train wreck coming but this movie is not bad at all.

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Deb S

Super Reviewer

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