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The Extra Man
A sophisticated and moving comedy, THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes). But it's Louis' new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric but brilliant playwright. When Henry's not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he's performing - with great panache - the duties of an "extra man", a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. These two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a volatile mentor/apprentice relationship. Through a series of urban adventures where they encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor, from drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback, Louis and Henry form a memorable bond that bridges their differences.
Comedy
108 min
2010
R
Magnolia Pictures
English
VUDU Community
2.7
TOMATOMETER
43%
Cast & Crew
 
Shari Springer Berman
Shari Springer Berman
Director
Robert Pulcini
Robert Pulcini
Director
Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
Henry Harrison
Paul Dano
Paul Dano
Louis Ives
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
Mary
John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly
Gershon
John Pankow
John Pankow
George
Celia Weston
Celia Weston
Lagerfeld
Patti D'Arbanville
Patti D'Arbanville
Katherine
Lynn Cohen
Lynn Cohen
Lois
Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
Vivian
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
Aresh
Jason Butler Harner
Jason Butler Harner
Otto Bellman
Anthony Bregman
Anthony Bregman
Producer
Stephanie Davis
Stephanie Davis
Producer
Jonathan Ames
Jonathan Ames
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