October 10th, 2008



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Still of Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore in DedicationStill of Martin Freeman and Mandy Moore in DedicationCassidy Hinkle at event of DedicationStill of Mandy Moore in DedicationAmy Sedaris and Justin Theroux in DedicationStill of Martin Freeman and Mandy Moore in Dedication

The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.7/10 (4,597 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Justin Theroux

Stars: Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson

Henry Roth: obsessive-compulsive, somewhat misanthropic, a writer of children's books. His illustrator and only friend, Rudy, dies after a fabulously successful collaboration on "Marty, the Beaver." Henry is under contract to produce another Marty book for Christmas sales. His publisher, Arthur Planck, assigns penniless, lovelorn illustrator Lucy Reilly to work with Henry. She's sought by her ex-boyfriend Jeremy, who dumped her two years ago but shows up apologetic, having dedicated his new book to her. She and Henry go to a house on the shore to work. Will love bloom amid the rocks, or is Henry a bump on Lucy's road to Jeremy? Rudy's voice, from the grave, gives Henry counsel.

Tom Wilkinson - Rudy Holt
Billy Crudup - Henry Roth
Christine Taylor - Allison
Bob Balaban - Arthur Planck
Catherine Lloyd Burns - Mother in Bookstore
Amy Sedaris - Cassidy's Mom
Cassidy Hinkle - Cassidy
Mandy Moore - Lucy Reilly
Jeremy Shamos - Matthew
Christopher Fitzgerald - Robin (as Chris Fitzgerald)
Dianne Wiest - Carol
Jicky Schnee - Mandy the Waitress
John Ellison Conlee - Man at Lucy's
Martin Freeman - Jeremy
Christopher Grey Misa - Abused Kid (as Chris Misa)

Taglines: With each moment we write our story


Official Website: The Weinstein Company [United States] |

Release Date: 10 October 2008

Filming Locations: Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $23,832 (USA) (26 August 2007) (4 Screens)

Gross: $91,169 (USA) (7 October 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Justin Theroux] The lawyer on the phone.

Henry: I've never been good at finding things, I'm really good at losing things.

User Review

Great Flick, artsy, funny, good story, it has it all....


I just saw this at Sundance and it's probably the best Sundance I've ever seen. The Director Justin Theroux was at the showing and answered some questions and he said some interesting things. First the whole movie was done on a 1M dollar budget and they shot it in 23 days.

As for the movie, it was a very different movie from the music to the cinematography with a fresh taste to it. The main character Henry Roth played by Billy Crudup was an amazing role. I wouldn't be surprised to hear awards galore for Crudup. Equally as impressive was Mandy Moore, I expected very little out of Moore but she delivered an amazing performance that will surprise many and officially launch her acting career, and establish her as a top talent.

It's a story of mental disorders and people falling in love in unlikely circumstances. At times it can get scary as the writer does an amazing job of keeping you guessing. It's without an amazing movie and I'd recommend it to anybody.


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