Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable ...
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A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.
Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Written by
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O.K. Stop Here...... You've read this far and it seems every other review is negative, right? Why? Because people are idiots. Well, not all of you. Some people just don't have a romantic or sentimental bone in their body I guess. What's with all the snivelling comments about unbelievable plot twists and Joe's clothes of all things. It's called suspension of reality folks. Get over your practical self and let yourself be silly for a little while - you rented the freakin' movie didn't you? And one other thing - this movie isn't trying to be "Something About Mary" OR "Sex in the City". You know why??? Because it came out before either or them....DUH. Allright, enough venting.
I LOVED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH I GOT THE DVD. I want to watch it every 6 months of my life until I die. Well, maybe not that much. First of all, Joe is hilarious. He made me laugh like a 6th grade school girl every time he opened his mouth. He was as funny as Jim Carey in "Liar Liar". Why he's not on the big screen more is one of life's great mysteries. Sarah Jessica Parker is as cute as ever, and yeah her character is a little annoying, but she's supposed to be. It was in the script. If she was perfect, Joe would have fallen for her long ago. And Ben Stiller's character was off the wall. My wife and I love the scene where he's trying to impress Lucy with his "art=life=symbolic" piece. God, that's classic Ben Stiller humor. The characters are wrapped inside a good story too. Not your average "coulda seen that coming from a mile away" big studio hollywood crap. It has some twists that you don't see coming. Well, I didn't see them all at least.
I think I'm done. Sorry for the attitude before.
Yes this movie has a sappy ending, but it has a great soundtrack, an independent-film feel, it doesn't try to do too much, it develops it's characters and you care for them (except Elle McPherson's - who we're not supposed to like anyway) and it has a sappy ending. Oh wait, I wrote that already. I love sappy endings. Touching, sappy, romantic endings that make you want to BE one of the characters. As good an end as "Harry Met Sally". What more can I say - Eric Schaeffer created a gem here.
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