A Cool Dry Place

 (122)6.21 h 38 min1998PG-13
HD. A young lawyer on his way up the corporate ladder faces a difficult dilemma when his ex-wife suddenly reappears.
John N. Smith
Vince VaughnMonica PotterJoey Lauren Adams
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4.3 out of 5 stars

122 global ratings

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CarlaTReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everything it takes for an awesome movie.. Storyline, acting...
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Love everything about this movie.. Great acting... Romance,heartache, humor.. Little boy stole my heart).. Vince Vaughn at his best as a lovable dad.
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Brian ReavesReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent "dad" movie
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As a single father, I really appreciated this movie's viewpoint on raising a child from dad's point of view. Too many movies make the dad look like some free-swinger while the mom in the divorce is this abused single woman working two jobs to keep her kids fed. This movie shows reality: that sometimes it's the mom who walks away from it all and dad has to step in and become both parents. This movie was great, and the characters were well-developed. The story was true-to-life, with things going good, and things going bad sometimes. Vince Vaughn was great, and Monica Potter showed a great depth in her character as the mom who leaves one day without reason, and now wants back into her son's life 18 months later. Joey Lauren Adams is nice as the girlfriend, but her voice gets annoying kind of quickly (sorry, Ms. Adams). All in all, a great movie and definitely one worth owning.
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K. tateReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars
this is a WONDERFUL movie!...
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The only reason I heard of this movie was because of Joey Lauren Adams, but I am SO GLAD I hunted it down! It's such a sweet tale, but most importantly, it is REALISTIC. There is no pure evil or pure good in this movie. I found myself sympathizing with each character. The casting is unbelievable. Vince Vaughn and Joey Adams are so convincing and were cast perfectly. The little boy is adorable, i hope to see more of him! I bought this when I was single and childless, and now that i have a 16 month old and husband, it hits me twice as hard. Definitely a tearjerker towards the end.
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snakecatcher2000Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing Vince
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This movie made me reflect almost continuously on the life of a close friend and how he took care of two sons and a daughter after his wife left him more than once and admitted to him that she wasn't capable of caring for and raising her children.

Now to actors. Joey is delicious. In every role she seems to just play herself and she is so delightful. Monica Potter is ethereal in both her mood and her beauty but she plays this character perfectly: drawing us in early with her charms and later exposing her flaws with elegant alacrity. But Vince! What amazing depth with which he portrays this gentle, confused, yet resolute and determined-to-get-it-right young father who first and foremost, loves his son.

Excellent movie. It is all of FIVE STARS in my book.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok Movie
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Just ok
kitkatReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it
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Love love this movie
Holly StewartReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
... time but it is a touching movie and the love triangle between Vince Vaughn
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I havent seen this movie in a long time but it is a touching movie and the love triangle between Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams and Monica Potter was very good.
A GomezReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie.
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Ok movie. Was better when I watched it the first time.
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