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1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
When her inability to commit leads to a breakup with her girlfriend (Julianne Nicholson), opera-loving writer Allegra (Elizabeth Reaser) winds up in the bed of amiable professor Philip (Gretchen Mol). He is so smitten with Allegra that he dumps his lover, Grace (Justin Kirk), and convinces Allegra to continue their affair. When Allegra meets Grace, sparks fly, and she begins a parallel romance, unaware that her new lover is the woman Philip left to be with her.

Cast: Elizabeth Reaser , Gretchen Mol , Justin Kirk , Jennifer Dundas , Julianne Nicholson , Tina Benko , Brian Letscher , Will Bozarth

Director: Maria Maggenti

Genres: Romantic comedy

Puccini for Beginners (2006)

Release Date: February 2nd, 2007|1 hr. 22 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Puccini for Beginners is literate and sensitive, characterized by witty dialogue and smart, emotional two-person encounters. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Puccini for Beginners, which takes its title from its heroine's passion for opera, isn't just another trendy toe-dip in sexual experimentation. It may not be the real world of New York, or even of most relationships, but it's worth a visit. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Awkward, unconvincing bisexual roundelay. show more

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