The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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Paul Weaver
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Susan Volcheck
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Boomer
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Ruth Weaver
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Karen Weaver
Mary Griffin ...
Sarah Weaver
Tom Allen ...
David Weaver (as Thomas Allen)
Jo Livingston ...
Harold Whipkey
Annabelle Weenick ...
Miriam Whipkey
Matt Carlton ...
Doug Whipkey (as Matthew Carlton)
Eve Smith ...
Grandma Whipkey
Jack Willis ...
Danny Volcheck
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Billy Volcheck
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Frank
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The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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A painfully romantic comedy. See more »

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9 November 1990 (UK)  »

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Final film directed by Bud Yorkin. See more »

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Referenced in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (2003) See more »

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Performed by The Floyd Dakil and Larry Randall Band
Written by Jack Lawrence and Walter Gross
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It hurts to watch this film, but Jeff Daniels is very good
8 January 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Paul (Jeff Daniels) is a womanizer. It ruined his marriage, as his wife divorced him about one year ago. He is repentant, naturally, but just can't seem to stop chasing the females. Going home to Pennsylvania for a wedding, he encounters his ex-wife, his children, his dotty mother, his alcoholic father, and the bride, his jittery sister. While waiting for the wedding to occur, Paul and his family go through one trial after another. Paul even makes passes at one of the bridesmaids. Will he ever learn? This film is so tuned to reality that it is a downer to watch. Daniels gives an outstanding performance as the likable guy with big flaws. Sikes also does a fine job as the ex-wife with a lot of baggage. The ending strives to approach a more upbeat tone. Fans of Daniels will want to see this work. All other viewers should be cautioned that it is not a romantic comedy. It is a dark comedy at best, with the happy romance vibes registering a zero on the love meter.


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