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Melinda and Melinda Movie

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Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue princess Laurel and tippling actor Lee, throw a dinner party to impress Lee's would-be producer when their long-lost friend Melinda appears at their front door, bedraggled and woebegone. In the tragic version of what happens next, the beautiful intruder is a disturbed woman who got bored with her Midwestern doctor-husband and dumped him for a photographer. Her husband took the children away and she spiraled into a suicidal depression that landed her straight-jacketed in a mental ward. In the comic version, Melinda is childless and a downstairs neighbor to the dinner hosts, who are ambitious indie filmmaker Susan and under-employed actor Hobie. Back and forth the stories go, contrasting the destinies of the two Melindas.

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Will Ferrell (as Hobie )
Neil Pepe (as Al )
Stephanie Roth Haberle (as Louise )
Radha Mitchell (as Melinda )
ChloŽ Sevigny (as Laurel )
Chiwetel Ejiofor (as Ellis )
Michael J. Farina (as Man with dog )
Josh Brolin (as Greg )
Jonny Lee Miller (as Lee )
Wallace Shawn (as Sy )
Larry Pine (as Max )
Matt Servitto (as Jack )
Arija Bareikis (as Sally )
Brooke Smith (as Cassie )
Zak Orth (as Peter )

Directed By: Woody Allen
Written By: Woody Allen
Produced By: Fox Searchlight

Release Date (US): March 18th, 2005

Length of Movie: 2h 0min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adult situations involving sexuality, and some substance material

Budget: $

Opening Weekend: $74,238

Melinda and Melinda Soundtrack

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1. Take the 'A' Train -- Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
2. Best Things In Life Are Free -- Erroll Garner
3. Somebody Stole My Gal -- Erroll Garner
4. I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart -- Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
5. Medley: Memories of You/Moonglow/No Moon At All/Darn that Dream -- Dick Hyman
6. Concerto in D for String Orchestra: 2.Arioso:Andantino -- English Chamber Orchestra
7. String Quartet No. 4 -- Shanghai Quartet
8. Prelude 2 Well Tempered Clavier -- Dick Hyman
9. Love Me -- Dick Hyman
10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore -- Dick Hyman
11. In A Mellow Tone -- Duke Ellington
12. Will You Still Be Mine? -- Erroll Garner

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