August 24, 2007 (NY, LA; expands: Sept. 21)
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Justin Theroux
Screenwriter: David Bromberg
Starring: Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Martin Freeman, Bob Balaban, Dianne Wiest, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Peter Bogdanovich
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Official Website: Dedicationmovie.net
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Plot Summary: Henry Roth is messed up. A New York children's book author who tells kids that Santa doesn't exist, he hates sleeping with- and next to- anyone, including his girlfriend and must lay on the floor, usually with heavy objects on top of him just to feel safe. His motto is "Life is nothing but the occasional burst of laughter rising above the interminable wail of grief."
"Dedication," a modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book series (Billy Crudup) is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator (Mandy Moore) after his best friend and creative collaborator (Tom Wilkinson) passes away marks the directorial debut of Justin Theroux. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts of love and life, he discovers that maybe all it takes is a little dedication.
Clip - 'Work Together' (8.15.07):