Waking Up in Reno 2002 R CC

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(40) IMDb 5.5/10
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A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

Starring:
Natasha Richardson, Holmes Osborne
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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Waking Up in Reno

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Jordan Brady
Starring Natasha Richardson, Holmes Osborne
Supporting actors Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Swayze, Charlize Theron, Billy O'Sullivan, Galvin Chapman, Kelsey Chapman, Cleo King, Chelcie Ross, Brent Briscoe, Mark Fauser, Aszue Wilson, Hody Porterfield, Jo Harvey Allen, Rebecca Chace, David Koechner, Penélope Cruz, Joani Yarbrough, Robin Adair
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It has a good story, some surprises, and a good ending.
N. C. Ebsen
It was great to see Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Billy Bob Thornton team up for this film.
R. Maynard
This is one of those feel good movies that have you laughing all the way.
N. Smith

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ashley VanDeKamp on June 7, 2003
Format: DVD
I watched this movie thinking it would be completely dumb, but I was soon proven wrong. The humor and emotion in this movie was intense to the point of uncontrollable laughter. I was home alone when I watched it and surprised at how loud I was laughing. The characters are well developed and portrayed by all four talented actors. Although extremely humorous, this movie also had a serious side. It tests the strength of true love and true friendship to the max. This is a great movie that will leave you with a warm feeling inside.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Larry Comer on May 31, 2003
Format: DVD
The talents of this cast take this story and make it enjoyable and entertaining. The always lovable Billy Bob Thornton and Patrick Swayzee are perfect opposites, and Charlize Theron justs get sexier with each film she makes, Natasha Richardson shines as the wallflower wife turned into a outgoing take charge woman when the trip to Reno comes unraveled in hilarious marital misadventure that forutunately ends in a typical hollywood all is well with the world ending.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 2003
Format: DVD
This is one of the funniest films I've seen in years. Billy Bob's performance is outstanding. Some reviewers have said that the characters are stereotypical dumb rednecks. All I can say is that I know a lot of people just like them. And I would say that they are not dumb, but rather sweet but naive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. C. Durkin on August 27, 2005
Format: DVD
If you are looking for easy, adult, laugh out loud entertainment, this is the movie. It is a light hearted comedy and the story lines have been "done to death" but these 4 actors put a fresh spin on these otherwise "trite" characters. Billy Bob Thornton is just brilliantly funny. You want to hate him but you can't. To see Patrick Swayze playing what we think is a not too bright person was fabulous. He did an outstanding job. I have never seen him in a roll like this. Loved "aphrodeliac". (see the movie). The person that amazed me the most was Charlize Theron. She is not from this country and pulled off "a southern girl with a some red neck in her" beautifully. Being from the south, I see those girls every day. Natasha Richardson had the most sophisticated character of the group and played that very well against the other 3. Watch this movie and take it for what it is. This could be a cult film. Some of the lines are not brilliant by any means;it is all in the delivery. They are just plainly hilarious and my husband and I say them to each other. I do like the title as they are literally and metaphorically waking up in Reno.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Buisman on June 2, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
It is not hard to imagine why it took so long for this movie to be released. It's not very good and the story has nothing new or worthwile about it. There must have been more stories about couples sleeping with the other in the other couple. Billy Bob Thornton is worth seeing in this movie, playing a second-hand car dealer. Charlize Theron isn't bad as Patrick Swayze's wife. It is rather fun hearing Swayze talk with a southern accent. If you have too much money or a Billy-Bob obsession you can get it, but I would what until it's on television.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Lux on December 18, 2005
Format: DVD
Slowly working my way through every Billy Bob Thorton film, I came across this sleeper of a comedy. For what it sets out to be, it succeeds wildly, and I recommend this to anyone who likes comedies with a slightly darker twist. It's not earth-shattering, but the acting is terrific, and there are plenty of laughs. Billy Bob Thornton stars as the lovably gruff, stick-his-foot-in-his-mouth sleazy car salesman Lonnie Earl Dodge. He has some great lines at inappropriate times. The other male lead is Patrick Swayze, playing the handsome but rather slow and doofy husband of Charlize Theron. At the major climax of the action, when Billy Bob's and Charlize's philandering is revealed to their spouses, everyone in the room is fighting, but Swayze just "doesn't get it" and completely missed the secret which was revealed. The ending of the movie is absolutely fantastic, and all the loose ends of this foursome's lives get tied up nicely. Give this one a shot!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on September 10, 2003
Format: DVD
Waking Up In Reno is everything it's cracked up to be. Patrick Swayze takes on a role most of us have never seen him in - soft and somewhat dim-witted, gentle, and quite lovable. Charlize Theron plays the wife he is trying to impregnate. Billy Bob Thornton is a car salesman, and somewhat of a jerk in the film - but manages to remain oddly likable anyhow. Thornton's wife is portrayed by Natasha Richardson - a housewife with some issues of her own. These four quirky redneck friends decide to take a trip to Reno for a monster truck show and some much-needed vacation time. Along the way there are side-splitting laughs galore and a very dysfunctional good time. This is Jerry Springer meets Road Trip and the result is a ball of fun! You'll find yourself actually wanting to watch this one more than once - a strange sort of "feel good" movie - easily one of my favorites.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hiel on January 5, 2004
Format: DVD
Best:
1) Much of the redneck dialogue was absolutely hilarious. Some scenes should give any viewer a belly laugh or two.
2) It was wacky and upbeat enough to hold your attention throughout.
3) There are a decent amount of special features including funny director/writer commentaries.
Worst:
1) The sexy scenes weren't all that racy. We get to see Charlize in her underwear and later splashing about in a swimming pool, but that's about it.
Recommendation:
If you like your laughs big, fat and dumb, then you'll probably like this one. There were a few good one-liners that gives this one rewatch value for some. The sex scenes, however, are nothing but tease and may leave you frustrated. Consider paying retail for this one ONLY if you're really into redneck humor and/or Billy Bob Thornton - otherwise get it used for half price or less.
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