Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Steve
Location: Lafayette, IN


Directed by Paul Haggis
Written by Mike White & Todd Solondz
Music by Thomas Newman
Director of Photography: Bruno Delbonnel

Principal Cast:

Mike: Jake Gyllenhaal
Magdalena: Catalina Sandino Moreno
Missy: Scarlett Johansson
Dr. Mortensen: Kevin Pollack
Monica: Taraji P. Henson
Matthew: Daniel Dae Kim

Tagline: You don’t think you know who you are? You know who you are. Yeah, you sure do know. Yeah ... yeah, baby, oooooh, yeahhhhhhh.

Synopsis: Gyllenhaal and Moreno play Mike and Magdalena, two Angelenos who are perfect for one another, but never connect. Eventually, Mike and Magdalena turn their search for love to self-love. Meanwhile, Dr. Mortensen’s self-help group splinters under intense pressure. With so many fractured souls seeking connection, but not finding any in the City of Angels, they take their frustrations, passions - and much, much more - in hand for a stunning climax.

With the probing direction of Haggis (Crash), a pounding script by White (Chuck & Buck and Solondz (Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse), the playful, pulsating score by Newman (American Beauty, Finding Nemo) and the tasteful cinematography by Delbonnel (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement), Onan can change the world ... one viewer at a time.

What the press would say:

Jake Gyllenhaal and Catalina Sandino Moreno lead a talented, young, hip and urban multicultural cast in Paul Haggis’ follow-up to the Oscar-winning Crash. Henson and Johansson provide ample support, while Kim and Pollak will break hearts as a loving heterosexual-identified male couple kept apart by a rickety old truck and a calendar overbooked with fishing trips.

Lions Focus Gate Films and George Clooney Intl. Ltd. are campaigning for the following honors:

Best Picture
Best Director: Paul Haggis
Best Screenplay: Mike White, Todd Solondz
Best Score: Thomas Newman
Best Song: "I Wanna Be Loved By Me, By Me and Nobody Else But Me," Dolly Parton
Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
Best Actress: Catalina Sandino Moreno
Best Supp. Actor: Kevin Pollack, Daniel Dae Kim
Best Supp. Actress: Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson

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