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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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