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12 | 99 minutes

SYNOPSIS

Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue princess Laurel and tippling actor Lee, throw a dinner party to impress Lee's would-be producer when their long-lost friend Melinda appears at their front door, bedraggled and woebegone. In the tragic version of what happens next, the beautiful intruder is a disturbed woman who got bored with her Midwestern doctor-husband and dumped him for a photographer. Her husband took the children away and she spiraled into a suicidal depression that landed her straight-jacketed in a mental ward. In the comic version, Melinda is childless and a downstairs neighbor to the dinner hosts, who are ambitious indie filmmaker Susan and under-employed actor Hobie. Back and forth the stories go, contrasting the destinies of the two Melindas.

GENRES

Comedy | Romance | Romantic Comedy

CAST & CREW

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Will Ferrell
  • Jonny Lee Miller
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Amanda Peet
  • Chloe Sevigny
  • Wallace Shawn
  • Woody Allen

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DVD

Melinda and Melinda (DVD)

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English

  • Region: Region 2
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1