Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander. Written by
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Near the end when Melanie bumps into the table in her apartment, it was apparently not in the script. Michelle Pfeiffer's clumsiness was therefore left in the movie. See more »
On the way to the soccer game, Jack is holding Melanie and stomping in the puddles. His pants are wet and discolored to above his knees. Yet when they arrive at the soccer game (assume within minutes) and Maggie hands him her back pack to hold, his pants are dry and there is no discoloration. See more »
I'm working on a story right now.
You're always working on a story.
Well, Yeah. It's what I do.
It's the same old one about an every-other-weekend, good-time father, for whom responsibility is a dirty word.
Here's a hint, Kristen. During an attempted manipulation, like the one that's in progress, I would have gone with flattery.
Why do I always have to be the grownup where you always get to be the little boy?
Because in the beginning of the relationship when we were choosing up sides, you chose...
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This film is one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. I'm not entirely sure why i just find it really sweet and the two stars are both perfectly charming throughout. I used to have this on in the background whenever I did homework. Maybe I was just at that age when I was starting to appreciate romance when I saw it in the cinema (3 times) but I still feel this is one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen and would definately recommend it to anyone. It's a great shame that a gem like this is so underrated. ALL of the acting is suberb. George clooney is entertaining as always in this film he made whilst it was still being debated as to whether he could transcend tv and become a movie star.
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