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Fortunes (2005)

After an impulsive visit to a fortuneteller, three friends discover that the power of suggestion has forced them to consider the reality of "fate."

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Parker Cross

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Matt Salzberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael McGlone ... James Daugherty (as Mike McGlone)
James Urbaniak ... Lewis Croshere
Tony Hale ... Phil Yount
Diana Henry ... Karen Yount
Kristopher Scott Fiedel ... Marlon Yount (as Kristopher Fiedel)
Laura Poe ... Ruth Simon
Brette Taylor ... Jessica
Ellen Barber ... Ms. Venidera
Michael Etheridge Michael Etheridge ... George (Gizz)
Ted Sutton ... Mr. Croshere
Maya Israel ... Nadia
Shannon Parr Shannon Parr ... Billy
Stuart Rudin ... Streetmen
Peter Dinklage ... Mike Kirkwood
Corina Katt Ayala ... Katie
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After an impulsive visit to a fortuneteller, three friends discover that the power of suggestion has forced them to consider the reality of "fate."

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Fate is a funny thing.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Phil Yount: [after sex] You were just concerned the new door would cut down our privacy. Well, have the fears of the lusty wench been quelled?
Karen Yount: [Sarcastically tentative] Yeah...
[Smiles up at him]
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Burned Letter
Written by Tobin Sprout
Performed by Tobin Sprout
Artist courtesy of Wigwam Records
Courtesy of Pravda Records
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Watchable! Yuppies meet their Cosmic Match in Darkly Funny Film
26 March 2006 | by info-8036See all my reviews

Three 30-something buddies trying to make it in the big city decide on a whim to visit a gypsy fortune-teller; how each man reacts to hearing his "fate" is the plot of this charming dark comedy. From the moment they exit the gypsy's lair, things spin out of control for the trio, especially for a yuppie dad (Arrested Development's Tony Hale in a great role) as he becomes obsessed with the security of his young son.

I don't recall laughing out loud at so many lines in a movie in a long time. The writing is excellent, the actors -- even the minor ones -- do justice to the script, nicely filling out archetypes -- and the film asks some profound questions while managing to entertain. And while the movie boasts its share of stock indie-film characters -- a street tough who happens to be a little person, memorably played by Peter Dinklage ("The Station Agent") and a mentally challenged hillbilly (Shannon Parr) with incestuous leanings -- these touches are far from self- conscious. The film reflects a mainstream sensibility and asks universal questions. See it!


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