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Dawson Everett
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Sinclair Everett
Karla Tamburrelli ...
Countess Sofia di Sarzanello
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Palmer Hewitt
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Margo
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Helena Everett (as Nikki de Boer)
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Wallace Everett
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Mel Nardino
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Carlos
Falconer Abraham ...
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James Mainprize ...
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Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false identity of an Italian contessa. But the masquerade begins to get out of hand when the stud's brother sees through her disguise...and likes what he sees. Written by Kathy Li

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Palmer Hewitt: High tops with a tux? There's going to be a Contessa here. Her father owns... Sicily or something! If she is offended in any way by your shoes...
Dawson Everett: I will offend her in dozens of ways before she even looks at my shoes.
Palmer Hewitt: Would you do me just one tiny little favor?
Dawson Everett: What's that?
Palmer Hewitt: Put them on.
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a fun, "smart" romantic comedy
3 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've loved this since I first saw it overseas, subtitled in Spanish!! Very funny without having to think to hard, but if you connect the dots and pay attention, there is a payoff...either off the cuff comments having some deeper meaning to the theme, or criss crossing comments that you have to catch the irony of, and you'll miss if you don't pay attention.

I've watched this many times through, and still love finding new comedic nuances they throw in...though some are very broad and you don't have to "look" at all--they practically slap you upside the head!!

Tea Leoni is her funny,sometimes smart, sometimes awkward,and always very winsome self. Holland Taylor (who plays the mother on two and a half men) is brilliantly typecast as the snobby mother of the snobby son on whom Ginny has the crush AND of the down-to-earth son played by D.W. Moffet, who is charming beyond words as the one who catches on to Ginny's charade. He really makes the zingers zing...The chemistry he has with Tea is undeniable. Between the two of them, you really get pulled in to the fun that never gets sappy.

Sure wish I could buy it!!


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