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Friends with Money (2006)

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After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

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Nicole Holofcener
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Keener ... Christine
Jason Isaacs ... David
Timm Sharp ... Richard
Joan Cusack ... Franny
Greg Germann ... Matt
Hailey Noelle Johnson ... Tammy
Simon McBurney ... Aaron
Frances McDormand ... Jane
Jake Cherry ... Wyatt
Jennifer Aniston ... Olivia
Bob Stephenson ... Marty
Marin Hinkle ... Maya
Scott Caan ... Mike
Troy Ruptash ... Brad
Elizabeth Keener ... Lancome Saleswoman
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Storyline

Four women friends: three are wealthy and married plus there's Olivia, a former teacher who's now a maid. The marriages are in various states of health: Franny and Matt are happy and very rich. Christine and David write screenplays together, are remodeling their house, and argue. Jane is angry all the time and Aaron, who's an attentive husband, strikes everyone as gay. Franny sets up Olivia with a friend of hers, Mike, a personal trainer, and Olivia takes him with her to a couple of housecleaning jobs. A benefit dinner for ALS, an awkward guy named Marty whose place Olivia cleans, and a French maid's outfit figure in the story. Is there more to life than its problems? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friends with Money See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$637,000, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$13,368,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,245,244
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dinner at the beginning of the film was shot in a real restaurant in Los Angeles. The film crew damaged the interior, leaving marks all over the walls. That scene was the first in which all the key characters were filming together at the same time. See more »

Goofs

Camera/crew reflection on the car when Jane is trying to park at the 7-11. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard: So the corrugated metal not only reflects the beauty of the common, off-the-shelf material but also emphasizes the invisible line between the old and the new construction.
Christine: Wait. There'll be a line?
Richard: It's invisible.
David: Just let him finish.
Christine: Oh, sorry.
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Connections

References Dragon Ball Z (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Stargazing
Written and Performed by Steve Glotzer
Published by Jane Glotzer (ASCAP) / Designated Hitter Publishing
Courtesy of Propeller Music & Sound Design
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It's art, not just a movie.
14 October 2006 | by irishduck2000See all my reviews

Friends With Money is a quirky and shallow interpretation of friends, relationships and the ever present views on wealth. Although at times it seems to skim over certain issues that are produced, the overall movie left me with a confused contentment. It didn't answer all the questions and left it decidedly up to the audience to figure out and is possibly a good mirroring of life itself- sometimes things aren't just resolved and we are left to our imaginations to decide how we want it to end. Although many people did not recommend the movie, I found it was a beautiful epitome of a more modern indie film that the main actors rise spectacularly to. Jennifer Aniston (whom I must admit is not one of my most favorite actresses at the moment following her box-office bombs) plays a smaller role but does so in an unimposing way, and allows the other great cast to have their fair share of the movie as well. Altogether, I found it confusing at times and yet agreeable in the end. Not for the pickiest of film critics, this movie is to be enjoyed whilst in a more airy state of mind. Enjoy and try to look at the movie as more of an art- not just any old movie.


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