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Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his advances, but when Sophie breaks her leg, she has the perfect way of hiding her disability from Eddie. As Sophie struggles to win over Eddie and hide her disability, Eddie's jealous fiance and a police officer investigating a jewel heist threaten their relationship. Written by
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This film, otherwise known as "Paperback Romance" took me completely by surprise. I'm not a rom-com fan particularly so even though I like watching Anthony LaPaglia films I had resisted this one for some time. On eventually succumbing I was surprised to find out that it is quite a raunchy little number. Sophie (Gia Carides) a polio victim and a writer is overheard by Eddie (Anthony LaPaglia) reading aloud her latest sex novel whilst in the process of writing it. The language and accompanying visual reconstructions of her novel prove to be pretty raunchy stuff, as are later sexual interludes between the two aforesaid actors; which at times due to their off-screen relationship (I believe at the time they were engaged, now of course they are married) became almost a voyeuristic experience for the hapless viewer.That to one side the story is as ridiculous and as funny as one would care to wish of a rom-com. The lead actors are both very good and naturally the on-screen chemistry between them is explosive. My one big query is why did the make-up people deem it necessary to cover Mr LaPaglia's tattoo with garish orange stuff. It made it seem as if he had an enormous blue bruise on his upper arm. One wonders why this was required; if the tattoo is raunchy wouldn't it have fitted in with the content of the film admirably?
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