R | | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
The first day-and-a-half of filming, including Carolyn's open house scene, had to be thrown out after the film turned out too dark, making Annette Bening almost impossible to see; director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Conrad L. Hall concluded the problem had been their overly polite ... ...
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 Jane is being filmed and talking about having her father killed (jokingly) she is smoking pot in the room. The room is Ricky's and it is known by this part of the movie that Colonel Fitts hates pot smoking. This is literally the scene where Ricky explains that his dad caught him smoking pot when he was younger and sent him to military school or something along those lines. It doesn't make sense for them to be smoking weed inside the room.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (19 September 1999)
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