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The Souler Opposite (1998)

All Barry Singer wants, "is a woman to like him for who he pretends to be," ...or so he says in his act. A stand up comedian toiling in the netherworld of the L.A. comedy scene, Barry's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Barry Singer
Timothy Busfield ... Robert Levin
Janel Moloney ... Thea Douglas
Josh Keaton ... Young Barry
Tom McTigue ... Joey Kagan
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Max Luckstein
Allison Mackie ... Diane
Steven Kravitz Steven Kravitz ... Arnold
John Putch ... Lester
Bruce Nozick ... Barry's Dad
J.J. Rodgers ... Charisse
Catrin Zack Catrin Zack ... Call Girl
Rachel Winfree ... Biker Chick
Joe Rose ... Biker Boyfriend
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Jay Smiley
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Storyline

All Barry Singer wants, "is a woman to like him for who he pretends to be," ...or so he says in his act. A stand up comedian toiling in the netherworld of the L.A. comedy scene, Barry's universe is turned upside down when he meets Thea Douglas, a young political activist who is clearly in the "spiritual quest mode." Together, they throw into a comic dance of high intimacy where for the first time in their lives the physical and emotional come together. When their relationship hits the rocks, Thea is swept into the whirlpool of the '92 political season and hits the road with the Jerry Brown presidential campaign. All this leads Barry to one certainty; he has no choice but to take off cross country in pursuit of his "souler opposite." Written by Anonymous

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A romantic mockery.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related material
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Official Sites:

Buffalo Jump Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Komiker lieben anders See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,801, 4 October 1998

Gross USA:

$4,801
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Meloni/Moloney equals double the laughs
4 August 2001 | by siggybSee all my reviews

Who knew they could be so funny?? Christopher Meloni and Janel Moloney are known more for their outstanding work in some of television's hottest dramas. ("Law & Order: SVU" and "The West Wing") Put them together on the big screen and what you get is an engaging romantic comedy with plenty of laughs.

The actors develop the story's ongoing relationship with impressive skill, leaving the audience bound to fall in love with Barry Singer (Meloni), despite the fact he's a standup comic who also happens to be a mean-spirited, sexist jerk.

You'll be rooting for him even as he takes all his insecurities with the opposite sex and chases Thea (Moloney) halfway around the country in hopes of winning her heart. They have so little in common...but when Barry finally opens his heart, you'll wonder why Thea keeps running away.

The Souler Opposite is a wonderful movie with an incredible cast and a gifted writer. Well worth your time.


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