The Extra Man (2010)




Movie Summary

A sophisticated and moving comedy, THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes). But it's Louis' new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric but brilliant playwright. When Henry's not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he's performing - with great panache - the duties of an "extra man", a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. These two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a volatile mentor/apprentice relationship. Through a series of urban adventures where they encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor, from drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback, Louis and Henry form a memorable bond that bridges their differences.
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Movie Details

Genres Comedy
Director Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Starring Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, John Pankow, Celia Weston, Patti D'Arbanville, Lynn Cohen
Studio Name Magnolia Pictures
Release Date 2010
VUDU Release Date 06/28/2010
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 107 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital Plus

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