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The Freebie (2010)

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A young couple decides to give each other a night off, no questions asked.

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Katie Aselton

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Katie Aselton

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Cast

Cast overview:
Katie Aselton ... Annie
Dax Shepard ... Darren
Maggie Phillips Maggie Phillips ... Emily (as Marguerite Phillips)
Joshua Leonard ... Dinner Party Guest
Bellamy Young ... Jessica
Sean Nelson Sean Nelson ... John
Frankie Shaw ... Coffee Girl
Ross Partridge ... Bartender
Houston Wages Houston Wages ... Guy in the Store
Ken Kennedy Ken Kennedy ... Ken
Leonora Pitts ... Lea (as Leonora Gershman)
Scott Pitts Scott Pitts ... Scott
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Annie and Darren are a married couple in a comfortable relationship that's lost its spark. They talk constantly, express affection verbally, start the day with high-end coffee, end the afternoon with gelato, shop at the farmer's market, prepare dinner as a team, do crossword puzzles, and talk in bed. Darren wonders if a one-night stand would help bring more sex to their marriage. Soon, the two of them are laying out the ground rules and talking through the mechanics of each finding a lover for one night. They agree to give each other no details about the experience. The night comes. Will this give their relationship a needed boost? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

A One Night Experiment in Infidelity

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo per una notte See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,309, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$16,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,613
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Color
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Trivia

In a GQ interview, actress/writer/director Katie Aselton admits the movie has a cheap low-budget look to it, because she used one of the cheaper cameras she could get. Adele Romanski, Katie and her husband Mark Duplass funded the movie themselves. It was Katie's directorial debut, two years before Black Rock (2012). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lea: So yeah, let's talk about it. The fact that Will's not here, and I know you guys liked Will. And I love him, still, but it was a long time coming, and it's over, and this time it's for real. Last night I finally did it. I finally was honest, and I'm sad, and it was hard, and it's been a hard time. But now it's done. And now I get to go and be myself. I'm excited to be me, I'm exited to be me without Will. I'm excited to live alone. I'm excited to have my own food in the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter, That's All
Written by Adam Goldman
Performed by Fol Chen
Courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty
By arrangement with Mixtape Music Ltd.
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Not a comedy..
7 March 2011 | by ccrom006See all my reviews

This movie is advertised as a comedy but it's a drama in all aspects of the word. The way that it was shot reminded me of Eternal Sunshine with a less talented camera operator. A lot of the film looks like its done with a hand-held and there are some choppy edits.. but overall its a worth watching movie.

Some reviews on here say that the script is lacking and there is no point to it.. "a waste of time". It's not, it is a short movie that gives you a glimpse into their lives and the decision that they made.

The end leaves you questioning and lets you decide for yourself what to believe. Not everybody's cup of tea, but it's worth the 77 minutes..


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