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Ceremony Details


A young man wants a second chance at love, though the object of his affection isn't sure there was ever any love in the first place in this independent comedy. Sam (Michael Angarano) is a relentlessly confident would-be author in his mid-twenties who stumbled into a short-term relationship with Zoe (Uma Thurman), a beautiful woman in her late thirties with a bad habit of dating men who aren't right for her. While Zoe is very much over Sam, he's convinced they were truly in love, so he's upset to learn she's engaged to marry Whit Coutell (Lee Pace), a successful but colossally arrogant director of wildlife documentaries. Sam wants another chance with Zoe, so he persuades his best friend, Marshall (Reece Thompson), to join him for a trip to Long Island, where they'll hang out with some of their buddies. What Sam really has in mind, though, is to crash Zoe and Whit's weekend-long wedding festivities and convince her that he's the right man for her. However, Zoe's immediate reaction suggests that persuading her to leave Whit for Sam is going to be a very tough sell. Ceremony was the first feature film from writer and director Max Winkler, son of actor Henry Winkler. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 2011


Michael Angarano
as Sam Davis
Uma Thurman
as Zoe
Reece Daniel Thompson
as Marshall Schmidt
Lee Pace
as Whit Coutell
Jake Johnson
as Teddy
Brooke Bloom
as Margaret Cornish
Harper Dill
as Carol Archer
Rebecca Mader
as Esme Ball
Nathalie Love
as Blonde Maid
Lisby Larson
as Nina Pileggi
Paul Amodeo
as Bruce Singer
Catherine Russell
as Party Guest #4
Jack Koenig
as Party Guest #5


Max Winkler
Emilio Diez Barroso
Darlene Caamano Loquet
Matt Spicer
Polly Johnsen
Frank Siracusa
Max Winkler
William Rexer II
Howard Paar
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Landauer
Inbal Weinberg
Production Designer
Vance J. Owen
Associate Producer
Todd Waldman
Associate Producer
Fernando Rovzar
Executive Producer
Josh Zeman
Executive Producer
Daniel Dubiecki
Executive Producer
Billy Rovzar
Executive Producer
Alejandro Garcia
Executive Producer
Jason Reitman
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Keswin
Executive Producer
Heidi Bivens
Costume Designer
Lewis Goldstein
Sound/Sound Designer
Yann Sobezynski
First Assistant Director
Paul Schnee
Kerry Barden
Manny Siverio
Stunts Coordinator