Seeing Other People

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Seeing Other People ★★½ 2004 (R)

Abouttobemarried couple begin seeing other people in this fun, topnotch sex comedy romp. Ed (Mohr) and Alice (Nicholson) decide to sow some wild oats before settling down into marital bliss. Initially exciting for both, the affairs spark their own lagging passion. Soon, however, the two enter more dangerous territory when conquest Donald (Davis) begins obsessing over Alice and Ed meets waitress Sandy (Ritchie) and it is clear no good can come of this hairbrained experiment. Despite a rather wornout premise, characters have wonderful chemistry and are likeable, unique and welldrawn. Able supports include Graham, as Alice's sister, and Richter as Ed's grounded best friend. 90m/C DVD . US Jay Mohr, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Graham, Bryan Cranston, Josh Charles, Andy Richter, Matthew Davis, Helen Slater, Jill Ritchie, Alex Borstein, Mimi Rogers, Nicole Marie Lenz, Jonathan Davis, Mike Faiola, Sheeri Rappaport, Liz Phair; D: M. Wallace Wolodarsky; W: M. Wallace Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes; C: Mark Doering-Powell; M: Alan Elliott.