Ed's Next Move (1996)

R  |   |  Romance, Comedy  |  27 September 1996 (USA)
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Ed lives in Wisconsin, but he's just been dumped by his girlfriend. So he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne (as Cathy Curtin)
Timothy Pilato ...
Hospital Kid
Ramon Moses ...
Greedy Roommate
Eric Weiner ...
Sloppy Roommate
Joshua Astrachan ...
Pot-Smoking Roommate
Fiche Lock Roommate
Devin Eggleston ...
Beach Blanket Roommate
Hyper-Wary Tenant
Dr. Banarjee
Michael Huston ...
Angry Actress
Brush with Happiness Guy (as Voltaire)
Weather Video Guy
Joy Findlay ...
Woman at Party


Ed lives in Wisconsin, but he's just been dumped by his girlfriend. So he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. He has a good partnership with his promiscuous roommate Ray. And he's made some great friends, characters at the local diner. But then there's Natalie (Lee for short). She's just what Ed thinks he's looking for, and she's available...or is she? Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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It's the hardest move a guy has to make.


Romance | Comedy

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Am Anfang war es Liebe  »

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Lee Nicol: You're so, so normal.
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She Ate the Fly
Written by Carrie Bradley & Neno Perotta
Performed by Ed's Redeeming Qualities
Courtesy of Flying Fish/Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A lovely little film about dating life as a nice guy

Ed's Next Move is a small, quiet film that perfectly understands the "nice guy's" dating dilemma. It is about a very nice guy from Wisconsin, who moves to New York to avoid his ex and to study the genetics of rice. What he finds is an intelligent, attractive woman who runs away from him as fast as possible. After going against his nature and making a fool of himself on several occasions, Ed secures a date. After the date, she tells him that she has a boyfriend (does this movie get it or what!) Ed's Next Move does a wonderful job showing us a realistic beginning of a new relationship, and that makes this story so enjoyable and satisfying. This movie understands the hoops any nice guy has to go through, and is a wonderful cathartic experience for anyone who has attempted to ask a girl out and retreated before even asking the question.

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