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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The scenes at the beach were filmed at Sun and Surf Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY. See more »


When Francis and Renee are first in the bedroom, Francis' leg is alternately raised/lowered between shots while he is reading. See more »


Mr. Fitzpatrick: She's gonna be devastated. She's been up at that goddamn church every morning praying for your brother. And then yesterday she tells me I spend too much time on the boat. I don't even want to get into that discussion. And now you're gonna get divorced? Christ. She'll be up with Father John twenty-four hours a day. Thanks a lot, buddy. I'm probably going to have to start making my own breakfast again.
Francis: I'm sorry if my divorce interferes with your breakfast plans, Dad.
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Featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »


Written and Performed by Ani Difranco (as Ani DiFranco)
Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records
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More than your average Romantic Comedy
15 May 1999 | by (Toronto, Ont.) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why I've rented this film 3 times in the last couple of years. The characters are well developed, Tom Petty's sound track is very good and there are the gorgeous gals of course (Diaz, Anniston, Bahns), but there's more to it. This is an excellent, but perhaps not classic, drama posing as a romantic comedy. It's about morality and responsibility in a time when there is no morality and responsibility.. about love and family in a time when the definition of these words has become blurred. It cuts pretty close to home at times.. and there are those beautiful women.

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