The Extra Man (film)

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The Extra Man
The Extra Man.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Produced by Anthony Bregman
Stephanie Davis
Rebecca Rivo
Executive:
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Jonathan Ames
Screenplay by Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Jonathan Ames
Based on The Extra Man 
by Jonathan Ames
Starring Kevin Kline
Paul Dano
Katie Holmes
John C. Reilly
Music by Klaus Badelt
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited by Robert Pulcini
Production
company
Wild Bunch
3 Arts Entertainment
Likely Story
Tax Credit Finance
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25) (Sundance)
  • July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
France
Language English
Budget $7 million[1]
Box office $457,867[2]

The Extra Man is a 2010 comedy film based on Jonathan Ames' novel of the same name. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the film stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, and John C. Reilly.

Plot[edit]

A failed playwright, Henry Harrison, develops an odd mentor relationship with Louis Ives, a troubled, cross-dressing, aspiring writer to whom Henry sublets a room in his New York apartment. Henry teaches Louis the art of being an "extra man", accompanying and entertaining wealthy older women in their fanciful social lives. Along the way, Louis encounters an environmentally conscious co-worker, Mary Powell, and a jealous, eccentric neighbor, Gershon.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming took place in New York City between the end of February and the beginning of April 2009.

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and released theatrically on July 30, 2010.

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed to negative reviews. Film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes classified the film as "rotten" with a 43 percent approval rating among 68 critics, with an average of 5.4 out of 10.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Extra Man (2010) - Box office / business". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. October 31, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Extra Man at Box Office Mojo Retrieved July 25, 2013
  3. ^ Michael Fleming (2009-01-19). "Kline, Dano, Holmes join 'Extra Man'". Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  4. ^ "The Extra Man (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 

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