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First Look: Mandy Moore, Billy Crudup in Dedication

There hasn't been much of a publicity push for Dedication, a strange little indie romantic dramedy starring Mandy Moore and Billy Crudup, which can sometimes be a very good sign. After all, the last two movies I saw with Moore in them (Because I Said So, License to Wed) enjoyed major marketing pushes and then turned out to be some of the year's most embarrassing disappointments. For Moore's sake, I hope Dedication is a quality movie so we can see that it's not the actress that was the problem — it was the material.

Crudup plays Henry Roth, a peculiar, misanthropic and slightly unstable man who requires certain things (like sleeping with heavy objects resting on his body) to feel safe. Henry writes children's books that inform children of Santa Claus' nonexistence. When his best friend and book illustrator dies, Henry is paired with a new illustrator, the young, pretty Lucy (Moore), who possesses a quirkiness of her own. The two struggle to get along, and surely a kind of love starts to bloom between them. Amy Sedaris and Martin Freeman (the original Tim from the BBC "Office"!) also star. Dedication opens in limited release August 24, so to watch the trailer,

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MsRoyaLTee MsRoyaLTee 9 years
Ahh want to see this so badly.
lanuchan lanuchan 9 years
trailer looks good, i'd love to see it.
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
loved the trailer, has lots of potential! soundtrack sounds decent so far too!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
I am SO looking forward to this! For that reason I really hope this doesn't suck! What was with Because I Said So? That had such a great cast...how come it just wasn't any good!?! :(
andrea426 andrea426 9 years
i think ill actually go watch this. i love indie flicks
JennaV JennaV 9 years
This looks so good! I want to see it!
MayMay311 MayMay311 9 years
Looks interesting. I really like Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore grows on me more and more.
jmt jmt 9 years
I can't wait!
sarahhoerst sarahhoerst 9 years
i love her
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
I just saw this trailor two days ago. Thanks for posting a First Look for it and spreading the word :)
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
This looks great! Mandy proved she could act in "Saved!" so I am confident she will be good in this. "Because I Said So" was only saved in the scenes with her and her love interest. As much as I love Diane Keaton, she (and the script) ruined that film.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
i can't wait to see Amy Sedaris & Martin Freeman in this movie! They're hilarious in a very understated way. =)
sumbum sumbum 9 years
i can't wait to see Amy Sedaris & Martin Freeman in this movie! They're hilarious in a very understated way. =)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
She seems too young for him.
kate1976 kate1976 9 years
This looks interesting - I think Mandy Moore could be good but as the article comments, the material hasn't really been up to scratch.
lovelymiss6 lovelymiss6 9 years
I really want to see this.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 9 years
this looks great!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
This was at Sundance, and while I didn't get to see it, the word of mouth was fairly good.
tchan01 tchan01 9 years
Mandy...:-O wow, I really hope this movie really helps her b/c I really do think she deserves it. Why do all independent movie trailers have this song :-P I swear I heard this song in 'Eternal Sunshine...'. Anyway, trailer looks great, hope the reviews are good and I really like Tom Wilkinson.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
Yea this looks worth seeing!
tizinu tizinu 9 years
Billy Crudup is so amazing as an actor and really cute in real life. Coast of Utopia ruled because he was so amazing in it.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Wow! I'm not a big fan of Mandy's movies but this looks GOOD!
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
i like it! the trailer was really good... i like quirky movies and i really think mandy moore is a talented actress.. i'm so happy she's crossed over to becoming a good actress, not like other wannabes
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
I've been waiting for this movie because I adore Mandy Moore and Amy Sedaris, so I'm really excited that it's almost here. The trailer's really good too! I just can't wait.
amh678 amh678 9 years
Okay, so I watched the trailer, and I like the idea of it even more! Totally quirky.
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