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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

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Linda
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Storyline

A divorced woman and her daughter come home to find that her boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning. This has happened before. The second surprise comes in the form of another actor who has sublet the apartment from her boyfriend (who did not mention the pair of females who would be in residence). After some negotiation the two decide to share the apartment even though she has vowed to stay away from actors. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He's moving in... she's not moving out... it's love at first fight! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 February 1978 (Australia)  »

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The movie was remade for television around twenty-seven years after this film was first made and released. Jeff Daniels played the Richard Dreyfuss role whilst Patricia Heaton took the Marsha Mason part. The "updated" remake involved little rewriting of the this film. The TV remake screenplay is literally word-for-word and scene-for-scene from this movie's original script with the exception of a few curse words removed to make it more appropriate for television. A line that referred to Richard Dreyfuss's height was removed as it wouldn't make sense when said by Daniels. See more »

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When Elliott leaves the apartment to go make the movie at the end of the film, the scarf he is wearing goes from wrapped around his neck, to hanging loose, to wrapped again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Garfield: Lady Anne! Lady Anne! The black prince is dead! England is yours! You don't want England? How about Spain? Spain I can get you cheap.
Lucy McFadden: What are you doing in that thing?
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How About You?
(1941) (uncredited)
Music written by Burton Lane
Lyrics written by Ralph Freed
Played on a record and sung by Richard Dreyfuss
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Great Movie
24 July 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

I don't normally go in for Romantic comedies too much, but this was a very entertaining movie.

Dreyfus is just mesmerizing and hilarious, and Marsha Mason was very good. A very enjoyable, uplifting movie.


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