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Release Date: October 10th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 2004

R|1 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
Software designer Rand (John Livingston) creates an animated computer program for children and tests it on a preschool class that happens to be taught by Sarah (Sabrina Lloyd), whom he has a crush on. He manages to begin a relationship with Sarah, but after he witnesses his parents' relationship deteriorate when his mother starts to suffer from Alzheimer's, Rand develops cynical, scientific opinions about the nature of love. Unfortunately, this upsets Sarah, who is more earnest and romantic.

Cast: John Livingston, Sabrina Lloyd, Bruno Campos, Rueben Grundy, Kathleen Antonia, Nicole Wilder, Timothy Breitbach, Marcus J. Oliver

Director: Mark Decena

Genres: Romantic comedy

Keywords: Witty, 2000s, Father, Love, Love interest, Relationships, School, Friend, Office

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  • That rare thing, an American romantic film that's not a comedy and that's more about love than sex. show more

  • What's alluring is the way the characters played by John Livingston and Sabrina Lloyd savor each other, in between their troubles. Movies are too quick to interrupt romance with sex. Sarah and Rand fascinate us with their dance of dread and desire. show more

  • Dopamine could do with a bit more of whatever hormone governs pacing, but Mr. Decena is a director with a future. He knows how to connect with his actors.

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