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Mercy (2009)

R | | Drama, Romance | June 2009 (USA)
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A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.

Director:

Patrick Hoelck

Writer:

Scott Caan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Caan ... Johnny Ryan
Wendy Glenn ... Mercy
Troy Garity ... Dane
Erika Christensen ... Robin
Alexie Gilmore ... Chris
John Boyd ... Erik
Dylan McDermott ... Jake
James Caan ... Gerry
Kelly Lynch ... Herself
Balthazar Getty ... Himself
Whitney Able ... Heather
Michael Testone Michael Testone ... Bartender
Jamie Strange ... Jessica
Holly Valance ... Tess
Bre Blair ... Beach Hotel Concierge
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Storyline

Johnny Ryan is a facile writer of best sellers, and he's a womanizer. At a party in L.A. to celebrate the publication of his third book, he's arranged an assignation with one of the catering crew when he meets Mercy, a writer in town from New York. She turns out to be a critic whose review savages his book. He calls on her at her hotel, invites her out, and they find they enjoy each other. When her brief stay in L.A. is to end, he asks her to stay. Jump ahead: he's bearded, alone, and emotionally shut down. He visits his father, a university professor from whom he's estranged. What's going on? Where's Mercy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

IFC Films [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,776, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:

$6,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,780
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Patrick Hoelck's directing debut. See more »

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Beautifully Written
21 August 2018 | by todd-136-941782See all my reviews

Scott Caan has written a beautiful movie that gets to the heart of what love is. At times the movie feels very contemporary then it feels like a throwback to the movies of the 40's and 50's.

Caan's vision as an artist an artist is bold. I say this because he put a a vision of what love and loss feels like.

Great date movie.


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