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Comedy - Romantic

The Oranges (2011)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss
Additional Info No-one is telling us how much it cost, but takings up to October 2012 were $364,875
Director Julian Farino
Starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody
Elevator Pitch In suburban New York two families live on opposite sides of the street in up market houses. One contains a father, mother and a daughter who has been away for some years, the other a father and mother, mostly at odds, a daughter and a son. When the daughter of the former returns home after falling out with her boyfriend all hope that she will get together with the son of the latter. But no – she chooses the father, with resulting mayhem.
Content It’s Christmas so there are a lot of Christmas decorations. There is a bit of snogging and quite a bit of shouting, but nothing remotely interesting. In fact so little happens that no-one has bothered to fill in the content advisory on IMDb
A View Even Hugh Lawrie fans are unlikely to be excited by this. You will feel short changed if you pay any money at all to see it. If you are after a romantic comedy choose one of the others on my list. (I’m not sure sometimes how my wordpress template associates one film with another).

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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