• Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Waking Up in Reno

Release Date: October 25th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2003

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Candy (Charlize Theron) and Lonnie Earl (Billy Bob Thornton) are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy (Patrick Swayze) and he's married to Darlene (Natasha Richardson). So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country and headed for some big surprises.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Swayze, Holmes Osborne, Chelcie Ross, Penélope Cruz, Tony Orlando

Director: Jordan Brady

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Amusing, Husband, Hotel, Wife, Brash, Forbidden love, Temptation, 2000s, Bar, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Another one of those road comedies where Southern roots are supposed to make boring people seem colorful. If these characters were from Minneapolis or Denver, no way anyone would make a film about them. show more

  • 25
    Miami Herald

    It's never a good sign when a movie's credits include: ''Tony Orlando as himself.'' But the crooner is the highlight of the dreadful Waking Up in Reno. show more

  • 25
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Its jokes aren't funny. Its sloppy direction comes courtesy of Jordan Brady, who made "The Third Wheel," another reportedly failed comedy gathering cobwebs at Miramax. show more

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