Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: February 13, 2009
Summary: Leonard is a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents, Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle, a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and out-of-place in Leonard's staid world, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, who seems poised to fall for him, but is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. At the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision – between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love – or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him. [Magnolia Pictures]
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Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use.
Production: 2929 Productions
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
Director Credit
James Gray Director
Writer Credit
James Gray Written By
Ric Menello Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Gwyneth Paltrow Michelle Rausch
Joaquin Phoenix Leonard Kraditor
Vinessa Shaw Sandra Cohen
Cast Credit
Bob Ari Michael Cohen
Carmen M. Herlihy Cast
David Cale Jeweler
Elias Koteas Ronald Blatt
Isabella Rossellini Ruth Kraditor
John Ortiz Jose Cordero
Julie Budd Carol Cohen
Kathryn Gerhardt New Year's Eve Party Guest #3
Moni Moshonov Reuben Kraditor
Nick Gillie Livery Driver
Samantha Ivers Stephanie
Shiran Nicholson DJ Juice
Producer Credit
Agnès Mentre Executive Producer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Couper Samuelson Co-Producer
Donna Gigliotti Producer
James Gray Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Mike Upton Co-Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer