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She's the One (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 August 1996 (USA)
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The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger.



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Rated R for language, including sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ella es!  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,088,492 (USA) (23 August 1996)


$9,449,219 (USA) (18 October 1996)

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4 April 2006 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

Edward Burns is to be admired for directing this (in places) wonderful "slice of life", examining the intricacies of relationships, the ideas of romantic love and sibling rivalry. The family unit (Mike McGlone, Edward Burns, John Mahoney) is excellently conveyed. The father and younger brother (an impressive performance from both the actors) display (initially) a rampant misogynist, a far cry from the character Edward Burns plays.

The cast is rounded off with a very good Jennifer Aniston as the cheated-against wife, who has her "needs", not fulfilled sexually, a beautiful and contained Maxine Bahns and a vulnerable and (at the same time) brittle and almost defiant Cameron Diaz.

It's a good movie, with good acting, and good lines.As in all Romantic Comedies, the story is quite predictable. However, it's an engaging film, and involves the viewer.


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