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Vijay and I (2013)

Wilhelm Wilder (Will) is a talented actor stuck on a New York City children's TV show where he portrays Bad Luck Bunny, a hapless green rabbit. Feeling a failure, he bears his fate with ... See full summary »

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Sam Garbarski

Writers:

Matthew Robbins (screenplay by), Sam Garbarski (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Will
Patricia Arquette ... Julia
Danny Pudi ... Rad
Catherine Missal ... Lily
Michael Imperioli ... Micky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Akram ... Puerto Rican Waiter
Jeannie Berlin ... Mrs. Korokowski
Joel Brody Joel Brody ... A Punjabi
Tess Bryant Tess Bryant ... News Anchor
Jeff Burrell ... Man in therapy
Antonia Dauphin Antonia Dauphin ... Gaby
Nat DeWolf ... Middle aged man
Tania Garbarski Tania Garbarski ... Alex
Megan Gay ... Woman in therapy
Jerry Hyman ... Russian Taxi Driver
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Wilhelm Wilder (Will) is a talented actor stuck on a New York City children's TV show where he portrays Bad Luck Bunny, a hapless green rabbit. Feeling a failure, he bears his fate with touching self-irony, but grows sulky and petulant when he thinks that his wife, daughter and all his friends have forgotten his 40th birthday. In the confusion following a road accident, all the world believes he is dead. Instead of rectifying the situation, he decides to fulfill a fantasy and attend his own funeral. Here he will learn what everyone really thinks of him. With the aid of his best friend Rad, an Indian restaurant-owner, Will becomes Vijay Singh, a handsome and gentlemanly Sikh, complete with turban and beard. On this memorable occasion and in the days that follow, Vijay is surprised to learn some embarrassing truths about Will. And on top of it, his newly-widowed, beautiful wife Julia takes an unseemly, romantic interest in this elegant, sexy stranger. Will confronts a unique problem: ... Written by Sam Garbaski

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Country:

Belgium | Germany | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,687
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When Will is shooting program in TV studio, a hat is attached to his suit. When he leaves studio, his hat is no longer visible. See more »

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Not really worth it.
19 March 2019 | by GiraffeDoorSee all my reviews

I found this movie adequately engaging for its first act. I liked its main character and it sort of had a cool premise.

It really runs out of ideas after that point though. I'm not sure what this movie wants to be. What the core points of conflict are I'm still not sure. I still struggle to believe no one recognized him as the ruse gets really over used and the story really depends on people acting in very specific ways.

A bit of a mess but not a hateable one.


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