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Melinda and Melinda (17-Sep-2004)

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Producer: Letty Aronson

Keywords: Comedy, Drama

An enigmatic young woman's possible destinies in life are examined through an alternating pair of stories.

ABSTRACT
Philosophical New Yorker Sy is at a dinner party with several friends when he courts a discussion about the perilously fine line dividing humor and tragedy in any given story. Sy's contention frames Melinda and Melinda's prevailing narrative, following its titular character as two somewhat similar, yet wildly different paths in her life -- one comedic, the other melodramatic -- drive her to opposing ends. Comedic Melinda arrives dazed and confused at a dinner party, reeling from a recent divorce; her friend Susan places her in a bizarre love triangle after attempting to set her up with a dentist. Sad Melinda, on the other hand, crashes a dinner party on drugs and ultimately winds up in a mental ward.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arija Bareikis
Actor
21-Jul-1966   The Myth of Fingerprints
Andy Borowitz
Comic
4-Jan-1958   The Borowitz Report
Josh Brolin
Actor
12-Feb-1968   No Country for Old Men
Steve Carell
Comic
16-Aug-1962   Office manager at Dunder-Mifflin
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor
10-Jul-1974   Dirty Pretty Things
Will Ferrell
Comic
16-Jul-1967   Saturday Night Live
Shalom Harlow
Model
5-Dec-1973   Face of Chanel's Coco fragrance
Jonny Lee Miller
Actor
15-Nov-1972   Sick Boy in Trainspotting
Radha Mitchell
Actor
12-Nov-1973   Love and Other Catastrophes
Zak Orth
Actor
15-Oct-1970   When Trumpets Fade
Amanda Peet
Actor
11-Jan-1972   Touch Me
Chloe Sevigny
Actor
18-Nov-1974   HIV-infected girl in Kids
Vinessa Shaw
Actor
19-Jul-1976   Hocus Pocus
Wallace Shawn
Actor
12-Nov-1943   Ate dinner with Andre
Brooke Smith
Actor
22-May-1967   Grey's Anatomy
Daniel Sunjata
Actor
30-Dec-1971   Franco Rivera on Rescue Me

CAST

Starring
Chiwetel Ejiofor   ...   Ellis
Will Ferrell   ...   Hobie
Jonny Lee Miller   ...   Lee
Radha Mitchell   ...   Melinda
Amanda Peet   ...   Susan
Chloe Sevigny   ...   Laurel
Wallace Shawn   ...   Sy
Co-Starring
David Aaron Baker   ...   Steve
Arija Bareikis   ...   Sally
Josh Brolin   ...   Greg
Steve Carell   ...   Walt
Stephanie Roth Haberle   ...   Louise
Shalom Harlow   ...   Joan
Geoffrey Nauffts   ...   Bud
Zak Orth   ...   Peter
Larry Pine   ...   Max
Vinessa Shaw   ...   Stacey
Brooke Smith   ...   Cassie
Daniel Sunjata   ...   Billy
Neil Pepe   ...   Al
Michael J. Farina   ...   Man with Dog
Matt Servitto   ...   Jack
Andy Borowitz   ...   Doug
Christina Kirk   ...   Jennifer
Alyssa Pridham   ...   Acting Student
Katie Kreisler   ...   Director
Quincy Rose   ...   2nd .D.
Rick Vincent Holmes   ...   Party Guest
Michelle Durning   ...   Party Guest
Yi-Wen Jiang   ...   Shanghai Quartet
Honggang Li   ...   Shanghai Quartet
Weigang Li   ...   Shanghai Quartet
Nicholas Tzavaras   ...   Shanghai Quartet
Rob Buntzen   ...   Antique Shop Owner

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