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Roger Dodger (2002)

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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

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Dylan Kidd

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Dylan Kidd
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campbell Scott ... Roger Swanson
Jesse Eisenberg ... Nick
Isabella Rossellini ... Joyce
Elizabeth Berkley ... Andrea
Jennifer Beals ... Sophie
Mina Badie ... Donna
Ben Shenkman ... Donovan
Chris Stack ... Chris
Morena Baccarin ... Girl in Bar
Lisa Emery ... Woman in Bar
Flora Diaz ... Young Working Girl
Stephanie Gatschet ... Angela - High School Beauty
Colin Fickes ... Angus
Tommy Savas ... Darren
Gabriel Millman Gabriel Millman ... Felix
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Storyline

Set against the bright lights of Manhattan, a tale which takes a comic, urbane look at the modern male ego at war in the singles scene trenches. Roger Swanson is a hopelessly cynical advertising copywriter with a razor-sharp wit who believes he has mastered the art of manipulating women. But Roger's seemingly foolproof world of smooth talk and casual sex begins to unravel when he is paid a surprise visit by his teenager nephew, Nick. Hoping to settle, once and for all, the issue of his virginity, Nick begs Roger to school him in the art of seducing women. Welcoming the challenge, Roger guides Nick through the city's wild nightlife for an all-night crash course, only to realize that he--the adult--still has something to learn about what women, and men, really want. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The naked differences between men and women. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosa de hombres See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,431, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$1,266,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,934,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jesse Eisenberg was sick during the filming of most of the nightclub scene, and can be seen sweating in different parts of the scene from his illness. See more »

Quotes

Roger: Girls... Young women...
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All fur in this film is fake. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Roger Codger (2005) See more »

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As I Want You
Written & Performed by Craig Wedren
Mixed by Craig Wedren - BMI
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real mixed feelings
19 December 2004 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Rather unpleasant movie with a terrific performance by Scott as a quick-witted chauvinist. I liked the opening scene best, which was sharp and funny and drew Scott's character very nicely, but I felt the movie never had a clear idea of its own intentions and never knew where it was going, which is why it never really gets anywhere.

Now, on the one hand I can understand not wanting to make the movie pat, not wanting to spell things out for the viewer, but I just felt not enough was done with Scott's obvious rage and self-destructive behavior. The movie gives you a fairly awful person but veers uncomfortably between showing you him at his worst and trying to work up some empathy with him, a gambit that fails because the character is always kept at an emotional distance.

I gave this 7/10 but I'm not sure if it deserved something that high or not. But it is intriguing.

By the way, the cinematography, which has elicited a lot of hostility, didn't bother me at all. I saw it on TV, perhaps it's more bothersome in the theater.


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