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Cool, Dry Place
     

A Cool, Dry Place

Director: John N. Smith,

Cast: John N. Smith, Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, Monica Potter

 

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Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, and Monica Potter make up a love triangle in this romantic drama from director John N. Smith, who also wrote the source book. Vaughn plays a divorced man who finds love with a young woman played by Adams. But when his ex-wife comes into town looking to rekindle their old relationship, his life becomes a lot more complex. Presented in

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Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, and Monica Potter make up a love triangle in this romantic drama from director John N. Smith, who also wrote the source book. Vaughn plays a divorced man who finds love with a young woman played by Adams. But when his ex-wife comes into town looking to rekindle their old relationship, his life becomes a lot more complex. Presented in both widescreen and full-screen versions, A Cool, Dry Place comes to DVD with Dolby Digital 4.0 Surround Sound. Additionally, there is a second audio track that has been dubbed in Spanish.

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There are so few tearjerkers that can make the male of the species reach for a tissue that when a good one comes along the temptation is to trumpet it from the tallest box of Kleenex. A Cool, Dry Place is one such film. This even-handed family drama has "chick flick" written all over it, but Vince Vaughn is so engaging and manly (he's a high-powered attorney who coaches little league basketball on the side) that men will be drawn into the story along with the female viewers. No doubt there are plenty of single men who have found themselves trying to balance the emotional needs of a young family with the time and energy required to excel at the job; add to that the delicate issue of introducing a new love to a young son and dealing with a perhaps psychotic ex-wife. Director John N. Smith and the screenwriters have skillfully updated the Kramer Vs. Kramer divorce saga for late-'90s audiences, planting emotional landmines that catch the viewer by surprise. The seemingly sensitive Monica Potter becomes a shrewish threat to Vaughn and his beguiling five-year-old son, convincingly played by Bobby Moat; Joey Lauren Adams, who in lesser roles can set an audience's teeth on edge, is so convincing as the giving, caring new girlfriend that one has no wish other than to see Vaughn end up with her. But this isn't The Courtship of Eddie's Father by any means, and the choices Vaughn has to make are difficult and heartbreaking. See A Cool, Dry Place with a friend -- and a hankie.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0024543117414
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Vaughn Russell Durrell
Joey Lauren Adams Beth
Monica Potter Kate
Bobby Moat Calvin Durrell
Devon Sawa Noah
Siobhan Fallon Charlotte

Technical Credits
John N. Smith Director
Donald Graham Burt Production Designer
David Coatsworth Co-producer
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Myron Hoffert Asst. Director
Katie Jacobs Producer
Jean Lepine Cinematographer
Matthew McDuffie Screenwriter
Gail Mutrux Producer
Susan Shipton Editor
Curt Sobel Score Composer
Vlasta Svoboda Art Director
Debra Zane Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. Main Titles/Single Dad
2. Switcheroo
3. Man O' War
4. Too Late
5. Dogs and Horses
6. Table Manners
7. Saturday Night Fever
8. Fruitcake
9. A New Leaf
10. First Date
11. Overreaction
12. Visitation
13. Contact
14. Fun Day
15. Interesting Night
16. Messing Around
17. Confession
18. Morning Madness
19. Clearing the Decks
20. Welcome to Dallas
21. Tug of War
22. Blame Game
23. Change of Plans
24. Back Home/End Titles
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles/Single Dad
2. Switcheroo
3. Man O' War
4. Too Late
5. Dogs and Horses
6. Table Manners
7. Saturday Night Fever
8. Fruitcake
9. A New Leaf
10. First Date
11. Overreaction
12. Visitation
13. Contact
14. Fun Day
15. Interesting Night
16. Messing Around
17. Confession
18. Morning Madness
19. Clearing the Decks
20. Welcome to Dallas
21. Tug of War
22. Blame Game
23. Change of Plans
24. Back Home/End Titles

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