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After living his life with clockwork precision, a man throws any and all caution to the wind in this freewheeling comedy drama. Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is a successful motivational speaker and author whose book "The Five-Minute Efficiency Trainer" advises readers that strict organization and avoiding impulsive behavior is the key to success. Frank is married to Susan (Emily Mortimer), who has been his sweetheart since college, but while he's happy, she's beginning to have second thoughts -- she chose to be with Frank rather than his best friend, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), because of his sweet and gentle nature, but his new habit of carefully budgeting every moment of the day has squeezed most of the fun out of their lives. After a quarrel with Susan leaves Frank in a troubled state of mind, he's enthusiastically propositioned by a sexy woman at a self-help seminar (Sarah Chalke), and has to take a pregnant woman (Jocelyne Loewen) to the hospital when he nearly runs her over on the street. Susan learns about Frank's day and comes to the mistaken conclusion that he's been unfaithful to her with both women. Susan leaves him and Frank decides that his hyper-organized life is to blame for the collapse of his marriage. Suddenly, Frank figures it's time to give his id full reign -- he buys a motorcycle, starts fist fights in bars, sleeps with strange women, takes up streaking, and does nearly everything the old Frank would warn him against. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 2008


Ryan Reynolds
as Frank Allen
Emily Mortimer
as Susan
Stuart Townsend
as Buddy Endrow
Sarah Chalke
as Paula Crowe
Mike Erwin
as Ed
Constance Zimmer
as Peg the Teacher
Matreya Fedor
as Jesse Allen (7 Years)
Elisabeth Harnois
as Jesse Allen
Chris William Martin
as Damon
Jovanna Huguet
as Maid of Honor
Christopher Jacot
as Best Man
Alessandro Juliani
as Ken
Lisa Calder
as Sherri
Ty Olsson
as Evil Ferryman
Jocelyne Loewen
as Pregnant Nancy
Patricia Idlette
as Nurse
Denalda Williams
as Head Nurse
David Berner
as Frank's Doctor
Christine Chatelain
as Tracy
Linnea Sharples
as Teacher #1
Simon Chin
as Target of Frank's Attack
Sarah Edmondson
as Tequila Girl
Christina Twidale
as Girl #1 at Bar
Kevin Foley
as Flower Delivery Boy
Donavon Stinson
as Nevin
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Officer Fields
Laurie Murdoch
as Judge at Wedding


Siega Marcos
Bill Johnson
Frederic Golchan
Erica Westheimer
Daniel Taplitz
Ramsey Nickell
Gilad Benamram
Composer (Music Score)
Nicholas Erasmus
Sandy Cochrane
Production Designer
Margot Ready
Art Director
Barbara Kelly
Kearie Peak
Associate Producer
Fred Westheimer
Executive Producer
Jim Seibel
Executive Producer
Peter Lando
Set Decorator
Tish Monaghan
Costume Designer
James Kusan
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Tayler
Special Effects
Trevor Holbrook
Camera Operator
Clint Carleton
Simon Burnett
Dave Hospes
Brad Loree
Clay Virtue
Chadwick Struck
Rick Montgomery
Rosemarie Harrison
Hair Styles
Monty Bannister
Location Manager
Grant Swain
Properties Master
David Lee Fein
Foley Artist
Jon Kralt
Stunts Coordinator
Brad Kita
Cable Person
Andrea Brown
Extra Casting
Garth Longmore
First Assistant Camera
Paula Plachy
Key Costumer
Chris Munyon
ADR Mixer
Jamey Pryde
Post Production Supervisor
Nevin Swain
Assistant Properties
Elise Gaylie
Personal Assistant
Magalie Boulerice
Second Assistant Camera
Alison Fraser
Assistant Costume Designer
Bryce Shaw
Best Boy Grip
Alan Markfield
Still Photographer
Michael Magill
Dialogue Editor
Christopher Aud
Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Banting
Dolly Grip
Jody Ryan
Third Assistant Director
Tony Lamberti
Re-Recording Mixer
Tony Thorpe
Best Boy Grip
Mandy Butler
Production Accountant
Brian Sipe
Cliff Gladden
Best Boy Grip
Sean Goojha
Art Department Coordinator
Luisa Dal Magro
Morgan Schechter
Assistant to the Director
Amber Zoe Sessions
Producer's Assistant
Greg Cannom
Jason Rashke
Best Boy Grip
Alex Burdett
Special Effects Supervisor
David Jobe
Foley Mixer
Keith Vanderlaan
Sherry Whitfield
Music Editor
Wendy Snowdon
Chris Gilmour
Michelle Hunter
Costumes Supervisor
Greg Coombs
Kenny Fewell
Assistant Sound Editor
Jackie Bissley
Barbara Kelly
Unit Production Manager
Kate Pierpoint
Dialect Coach
Judith Feller
Dave Kennedy
Transportation Captain
Dan Kuzmenko
Assistant Location Manager
Saubrie Mohamed
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Karin Korchinski
Assistant Production Coordinator
Bill Forster
Construction Foreman
John Westerlaken
Key Grip
Steve Bissinger
Sound Effects Editor
Justine Cogan
Personal Assistant
Marc Fishman
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Noda
Boom Operator
Frank Haddad
Bob Dennett
Transportation Coordinator
Margaret Prentice