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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Signed Poster By ‘The Extra Man’ Stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano; Three Magnolia DVDs
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“The Extra Man” stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly. “The Great Buck Howard” stars John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt and Steve Zahn. “What Just Happened” stars Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright and Stanley Tucci. “Finding Amanda” stars Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney and Steve Coogan.
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Here is the plot description for “The Extra Man”:
“The Extra Man” follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano): a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9-to-5 job at an environmental magazine where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker named Mary (Katie Holmes).
But what really sparks Louis’ imagination is his new home life. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline): a penniless, wildly eccentric and brilliant playwright.
When Henry’s not dancing alone to obscure music, he’s performing with great panache the duties of an “extra man”: a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. The two men develop a volatile mentorship that leads to a series of urban adventures. They encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor to drunken non-agenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback.
Along his exploration into the heart of New York City, Henry and Louis have unexpected influences on each other and form a memorable bond that bridges their differences. “The Extra Man” is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
The movie trailer for “The Extra Man” can be watched now below.
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