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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 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 ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Director Michael Caton-Jones pulled out at the last minute, due to creative differences. See more »

Goofs

After getting soaking wet kissing in the rain, Pierce and Julianne go into the apartment and both are bone dry, except for her calves which the shot shows prominently. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: I told you darling, we don't need separate bedrooms. I don't mind you snoring.
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Featured in Romantic Comedy (2019) See more »

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Maybe
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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great screwball comedy, ruined ending
4 January 2005 | by solymrSee all my reviews

This movie reminds me of the romantic screwball comedies from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The movie succeeds in following the humor, witty dialogs and great pace witch made the romantic comedies of old so great. That is, until the ending. The entire ending is ruined, copy-pasted from every other average romantic comedy today (they split up, the guilty one realizes his/her fault and runs to his/her lover and spills his/her guts out... and they live happily ever after). It is not the director's fault, he even tried his best to make the ending not so sleazy (aka the excellent wedding scene). Pierce Brosnan is great, in some scenes even better then Moore, reminds me of Cary Grant, James Stewart in their best work (Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story...). Brosnan is actually becoming a much better actor than he was 6-7 years before. Julianne Moore is, as always, excellent. The supporting is actually also great, from Sheen, Posey, Fisher, Dunn to the locals in the Irish village. All in all a great screwball comedy which has not been made in years, if the ending were any better...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000,000, 2 May 2004

Gross USA:

$17,871,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,031,874
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