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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)

R | | Drama | 8 April 2010 (USA)
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Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him ... See full summary »


Brooks Branch





Credited cast:
Timothy Hutton ... Gabriel
Mira Sorvino ... Cari
Dana Delany ... Annie
Mario Van Peebles ... Rocky
India Ennenga ... Elizabeth
Laila Robins ... Lauren
Stockard Channing ... Pamela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brett Berg ... The MC
Tim Bohn ... Stage Gabriel 2
Nadia Dassouki Nadia Dassouki ... Saffron
Jason Denuszek ... Drunk Hooligan
Jonathan C. Green ... Mime
Joan Jett ... Lead Singer
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Energy Specialist
Alex Manette ... Erik


Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to write a play about the sorry state of his life. He quits his job, gets a pushy literary agent friend to represent him and starts writing. Although his marriage ends in a divorce, the play is success and although his life is different than it was, he is happier. Written by Brooks Branch

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A Movie About A play About a life That is falling apart See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hayatimin Romani See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,025, 9 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,943, 23 May 2010
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Technical Specs


(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie uses "The In Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio in the soundtrack. However, the closing credits incorrectly cite the song as "In The Crowd". See more »


[first lines]
Gabriel: [listening to self on dictaphone] Oh wow! Until now is the only time I ever felt sure about anything. My whole life never seems to catch up to that moment. But to be unsure, well, I don't know. What if there's no reason in your life to feel shitty, but you do anyway? No enemy to point at. What do you do then?
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Linus and Lucy
Composed and Performed by Vince Guaraldi
Courtesy of Fantasy Records / Concord Records
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The Journey Within
10 May 2013 | by vstoskusSee all my reviews

Perfect example of a movie that should not be judged by the average rating it receives from viewers. People are apparently terrified of exploring their feelings, their decisions, or their lives if they rated this 4.6 out of 10. With no qualifiers, I give it a 10. Where & when can one explore one's self? Certainly not in schooljails where the teachers themselves are unlikely to have ever gotten to know themselves. Authenticity, the ability to be oneself, is totally lacking in this most vital institution where kids are supposed to get prepared for life. Here is a movie to help focus on the aspect of our lives that is left out of the curriculum--to question one's choices, to find meaning, to discover love, to learn from mistakes. Most people will not bother but will continue making the same mistakes over & over again. Bravo to the producers & everyone connected with this film for giving us something way above the standard fare. EXCEPTIONAL!

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