R | | Drama, Romance
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
The tagline and important theme of the film, "...look closer," can be seen in Lester's cubicle at work. It was simply something a set dresser had put in, and director Sam Mendes noticed it while editing and suggested it be used for the poster.
I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school. What a lame-o. Someone really should just put him out of his misery.
Ricky Fitts: Want me to kill him for you?
Jane Burnham: Yeah. Would ...
When Carolyn opens the garage door to Lester working out, she opens it with her hand from the outside handle (manually) but it continues to open with an automatic garage door opener from the inside shot.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (17 September 1999)
$130,058,047 (USA) (2 June 2000)
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