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Roger Dodger

Rated R for sexual content and language.

R In Theaters 10/25/2002 , 104min.
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Plot & Details

Writer/director Dylan Kidd got a chance to make his script for Roger Dodger into a feature film when he boldly approached Campbell Scott in a café in Greenwich Village and made his pitch. Eventually, Scott would agree to executive produce and star in the film, and was responsible for bringing Jennifer Beals and Isabella Rossellini onboard. Scott stars as the eponymous Roger, a successful New York ad man and self-proclaimed master of reading and manipulating women. The film begins with Roger out for drinks with his co-workers and demonstrating his verbal gifts. "Words are my stock in trade," he explains as he expounds. But he soon learns that his boss, Joyce (Rossellini), wants to end their clandestine sexual relationship. Roger gets another shock when his teenaged nephew, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg of TV's Get Real), shows up unannounced the next day at his job. Nick explains that he's in town for an interview at Columbia and soon admits that he wants Roger to take him out and give him a crash course on women. Soon the pair is out carousing, but when they run into the lovely Andrea (Elizabeth Berkley) and her friend, Sophie (Jennifer Beals), Roger discovers that despite Nick's sexual desperation, the teen is temperamentally unsuited to Roger's transparent womanizing mode of operation. In short, Nick is a sweet, open, and sensitive boy, while Roger proves himself to be a misogynist pig. Their differences grow even starker when Roger decides to crash a party Joyce is throwing that night, and brings Nick along. Roger Dodger was named the Best Narrative Feature in competition at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival.

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director Dylan Kidd Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Nominated
2002 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Dylan Kidd Nominated
2002 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actor Campbell Scott Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 National Board of Review Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking Won
2002 National Board of Review Best Actor Campbell Scott Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film Dylan Kidd Won

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Won

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Venice International Film Festival Luigi De Laurentiis Award for First Film Dylan Kidd Won

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