Seeing Other People (2004)
Average Rating: 5.5/10
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Average Rating: 5.3/10
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Average Rating: 2.9/5
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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.
May 7, 2004 Wide
Aug 17, 2004
Lantern Lane Entertainment - Official Site
There's a lost-and-found innocence in their characters which Ms. Nicholson and Mr. Mohr express beautifully.
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.
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.
It lacks the wit and depth to make it anything more than a mediocre tale of Hollywood malcontents.
This whiny, unpleasant comedy of infidelity makes a good case for staying celibate with the phone unplugged.
...possesses the feel and tone of a typical sitcom, albeit a sitcom with several distinctly R-rated quirks.
dwells on the realistic effects of a fairly ridiculous idea - one that is clearly better suited to farce
The great cast should work together again on a project that aspires to be more than just pleasent. Not a bad movie, just a little too obvious.
The snappy one-liners, stereotypical characters, and labored narrative contrivances are all here in this episodic romantic comedy -- all that's missing are commercial breaks.
It's a credit to that talent that this film, with it's completely implausible plot, never loses the audience, delving cleverly into male and female nature for some good belly laughs and, dare I say it, some thought-provoking insights as well.
A genial, harmless, uneventful little film that will have you smiling while you're also thinking about what to get for dinner after it ends.
It's not only sexy, clever and well-acted by a fine cast of mostly TV actors, but it's also a grown-up comedy about honest-to-God grown ups.
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