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The Extra Man (2010) Kevin Kline swans about as Henry, a strange, lonely older man who escorts wealthy widows to social events — he's The Extra Man . Paul… 2010-07-30 Comedy Katie Holmes John C. Reilly Magnolia Pictures
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The Extra Man (2010)

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The Extra Man | THE MUSTACHE MATCHES THE TIE Kevin Kline is The Extra Man
THE MUSTACHE MATCHES THE TIE Kevin Kline is The Extra Man
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jul 30, 2010; Genre: Comedy; With: Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Kevin Kline swans about as Henry, a strange, lonely older man who escorts wealthy widows to social events — he's The Extra Man. Paul Dano dawdles as Louis, a strange, lonely young man who lodges in Henry's apartment and enjoys wearing women's clothes. What feels enjoyably outré in the 1998 coming-of-age novel by Jonathan Ames (creator of HBO's Bored to Death) feels oppressively outré in this deadened, literal adaptation. C

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Originally posted Jul 28, 2010 Published in issue #1114 Aug 06, 2010 Order article reprints