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Ed's Next Move (1996)

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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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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
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 <>

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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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Eddie Brodsky: Four women in the same elevator. I haven't been with four women in the same time zone.
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Ruby My Dear
Written by Thelonious Monk
Performed by William Mays
Courtesy of Ed's Films, Inc.
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simple and rewarding
6 January 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

For those who have commented that everything in this movie has been done

before, so what? The performances by the leads are quite charming and

effective. The movie is simple with little added to the genre, but what it does employ is rewarding to the viewer. The idea of Ed's fish-out-of-water situation is not overdone or used as a crutch. Instead, there are only minimal exaggerated comic moments of stereotypical New York moments. This movie, which I had

never really heard of, is sweet and filled with endearing characters involved in everyday circumstances.

I knew Matthew Ross looked familiar, and upon glancing at his filmography I

was surprised at how many smarmy characters he has played (usually a little

over the top). He is very charismatic and has a nice naive quality. The lead actress, who looks like Annabelle Sciorra's (sp?) relative, is also very likable and has a nice chemistry with Ross. I was very surprised at how enjoyable this film was. There is not a whole lot to the film, but it is very emotionally rewarding and worth checking out.

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