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We Married Margo

We Married Margo promotional poster
Directed by J. David Shapiro
Produced by Karen Shapiro
Nancy Shapiro
Pamela Shapiro Schloss
Stephen Zakman
Written by J. David Shapiro
William Dozier
Starring J. David Shapiro
William Dozier
Kylie Bax
Kevin Bacon
Tom Arnold
Jillian Johns
Sal Catalano
Margaret Easley
Music by Richard Bennett
Shawn Clement
Dan Schloss
Glenn Schloss
Cinematography Jeff Baustert
Distributed by - North America -
New Line Cinema
- International -
Release date(s) January 25, 2000 (Slamdance Film Festival)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

We Married Margo is a 2000 American independent comedy film directed by J. David Shapiro and co-written by Shapiro and William Dozier. The film tells a story of two friends who were married to the same woman and is loosely based on real events in that Shapiro and Dozier actually met after dating the same woman named Margaux.[1] The film was awarded the Audience Award for Comedy Film of the Year at the 2000 The Comedy Festival (formerly known as the US Comedy Arts Festival) and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival the same year.



Margo (Kylie Bax) is a woman from New Jersey who marries a neurotic New Jerseyan Jake (J. David Shapiro). After it becomes evident that their marriage will not last, the two are divorced and Margo is remarried, this time to Rock (William Dozier), a Californian surfer. However, this marriage does not last long either and they are quickly divorced.

Jake and Rock were previously introduced to each other by Margo and, after they are both divorced from her, they form a friendship and live as roommates. The two have very little in common except for the fact that they married and divorced the same woman. They become best friends, even though they constantly irritate each other, and they decide to write a film based on their experience of being married to Margo. During their work on the project, they meet many more people just like them whose lives were impacted by Margo.


The film featured cameo appearances by several actors, professional athletes and celebrities appearing as themselves. All of them claimed and had stories to tell about how Margo had an influence on their lives, some of them never having met her in person. The most notable of these cameos is Kevin Bacon’s explanation of Six degrees of Margo,[2] a clear reference to the popular trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

The following is a partial list of cameo appearances in the film:


  1. ^ We Married Margo,, January 25, 2000. Accessed August 12, 2008.
  2. ^ Cline, Rich. We Married Margo, Shadows on the, November 4, 2000. Accessed August 12, 2008.

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