The Extra Man will be opening in New York City this Friday, July 30th and then in Los Angeles and the Bay Area on Friday, August 6th. The touching comedy is also currently available for download on Amazon.com, HDNet Ultra VOD, DirectTV, Dish Network, Vudu, Playstation and XBOX Live. To celebrate the theatrical release of The Extra Man, FilmFetish is offering our readers the chance to win a Magnolia Pictures Prize Pack including:
- A full-size The Extra Man movie poster signed by filmmaker Shari Springer Berman and stars Kevin Kline and Paul Dano.
- A DVD bundle including the Magnolia DVD titles Finding Amanda, What Just Happened and The Great Buck Howard.
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More about 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 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 or singing operettas, 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, which leads to a series of urban adventures – encountering everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor to drunken nonagenarians 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.
Find out more about The Extra Man at theextramanmovie.com.