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Laws of Attraction (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Director:

Peter Howitt

Writers:

Aline Brosh McKenna (story), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Daniel Rafferty
Julianne Moore ... Audrey Woods
Michael Sheen ... Thorne Jamison
Parker Posey ... Serena
Frances Fisher ... Sara Miller
Nora Dunn ... Judge Abramovitz
Heather Ann Nurnberg Heather Ann Nurnberg ... Leslie
Johnny Myers Johnny Myers ... Ashton Phelps
Mike Doyle ... Michael Rawson
Allan Houston ... Adamo Shandela
Annie Ryan Annie Ryan ... TV Host
Vincent Marzello Vincent Marzello ... Lyman Hersh
Sara James Sara James ... Waitress
John Discepolo John Discepolo ... Legal TV Reporter
Annika Pergament ... TV Reporter
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Storyline

This is the story of two New York divorce attorneys who are often competing against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to provide them business at work? One of the central cases in the story is the heavily-publicized divorce of a rock star from his wife... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Love can be quite a trial. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las reglas de la seducción See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£433,962 (United Kingdom), 9 May 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,728,905, 2 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,848,322, 13 June 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,144,910, 29 October 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frances Fisher plays Julianne Moore's mother in the movie. She is only eight years older than Moore in real-life. See more »

Goofs

When Audrey first meets Serena outside the rock concert Serena's bracelet on her left arm is unclasped. It's unclasped for many shots, but when Audrey gives Serena her card, the bracelet is clasped. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: I don't believe in divorce.
Audrey: But you're a divorce lawyer!
Daniel: It's a job.
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Features Cribs (2000) See more »

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Written by Dana Glover
Performed by Dana Glover
Courtesy of Dreamworks / Polydor UK Ltd
Licensed by kind permission from the Universal Film & TV Licensing Division
Published by Dana Glover Music
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Loads of talent do not a story make up for
10 May 2004 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

It's great to see Julianne Moore in a comedy role again, reminding us of the not inconsiderable range of her talents. Laws of Attraction is a rather well-worn comedy though that lacks sparkle. Two top divorce layers battle it out and eventually get romantic about each other. If the script sizzled it might be able to hold a candle, but it doesn't - which is a great shame given the great performances (Pierce Brosnan also does well, appearing far less wooden than in his James Bond roles). The whole film has a rather contrived feel to it that no amount of acting talent can salvage. Throwing in a bit of Irish countryside seems gratuitous in the extreme, a bit of cutesiness for the American box-office.


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