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Waking Up In Reno

  R HD Closed Captioning

Jordan Brady

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Plot Summary

Oscar(R)winner Billy Bob Thornton (SLING BLADE, Best Adapted Screenplay, 1996; MONSTER'S BALL) and Charlize Theron (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES) are matched with Patrick Swayze (DIRTY DANCING, GHOST) and Natasha Richardson (BLOW DRY) in a fun and sassy romantic comedy where two married couples discover there's more to their friendship than meets the eye! Not long after Roy (Swayze) and Candy (Theron) and Lonnie Earl (Thornton) and Darlene (Richardson) arrive in Reno on their dream vacation together at the Monster Truck Show, these Arkansas natives learn they're sharing more than a two-bedroom suite! With sidesplitting laughs and a sizzling cast, let yourself go ... because you’re sure to enjoy this fun-filled guilty pleasure!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 38
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 33
  • Average Rating: 3.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A hillbilly romantic comedy in which the hillbillies show up but the romance and comedy never do. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Every note rings false. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Oct 26, 2002

Rotten: Finally coming down off of Miramax's deep shelves after a couple of aborted attempts, Waking Up in Reno makes a strong case for letting sleeping dogs lie. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A feature-length, R-rated, road-trip version of Mama's Family. – Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, Jul 7, 2010

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Waking Up In Reno
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  • $11.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2002

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