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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Fitzpatrick (as Mike McGlone)
Beatrice Winde ...
Older Woman
Eugene Osborne Smith ...
Older Man
Robert Weil ...
Mr. Deluca
Father John


How do siblings deal with each other in their targets? This is the question tackled in this movie. Blue-collared Mickey drives a New York taxicab since the breakup with his promiscuous ex-fiancée Heather two years ago. His younger, white-collared brother, Francis, cannot let Mickey forget the tragedy of the "hairy ass": (Mickey's image of his apartment floor of the guy having sex with Heather after walking in on them). Finding relief in driving his cab, Mickey meets an art student named Hope whom he marries after knowing her for only 24 hours. Mickey also meets his old lover Heather, and learns more about life itself as taxi fares in the course of a summer. Francis, a young Wall Street corporate raider, unhappy in his marriage to Renee and led by his infidelity, continues his shots at Mickey throughout the film, only to find himself a plot device that lends humor and lessons about marriage and brotherhood when he meets and starts an dangerous affair with Heather, despite Mickey's ... Written by Don Copeland <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot on a budget of $3 million, considerably more than the estimated budget of $20,000 that Edward Burns's previous film The Brothers McMullen (1995) cost. See more »


The level of the beer in mickey's glass changes in the final bar scene. See more »


Mr. Fitzpatrick: Let me get this straight. You don't want to cheat on your girlfriend with your wife?
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Referenced in Step by Step: She's the One (1997) See more »


Written and Performed by Ani Difranco (as Ani DiFranco)
Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records
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A sleeper!
7 August 1999 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

A fast-moving and nimble comedy with witty dialogue, an intelligent script, well-developed characters and a credible ethnic ethos. It's unpretentious and amiable, yet truly acerbic when it needs to be. The acting is mostly first-rate.

Well done, Burns!

(I guess all of this will make the delayed-maturity stratum of movie fans truly averse to this movie...)

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