Sparks fly and cultures collide in this romantic comedy about a casual night of passion that turns into the love of a lifetime. Alex Whitman is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes, and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns she is pregnant. On a whim and prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn. Written by
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In the movie, Aguascalientes is portrayed as quite rural. In point of fact it is a bustling city of nearly a million people. So "near Aguascalientes" might be more on target? See more »
When Alex opens the fridge he sees baby's echo picture. Picture is taken 30 Jan, 1995 at 10:39, but the movie was filmed in 1997. See more »
I swear to God if anything else goes wrong, I will red tag this place myself. Now let's forget about this and go to lunch.
[a sign falls and crushes the OSHA rep's car]
We could take my car.
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This was a fun movie to watch. It is about an American who falls for a Mexican girl. After they are married a lot of humorous situations arise due to their cultural differences. I am a Canadian married to a Portuguese lady so a number of these differences I have experienced first hand. For example, when you meet the "family" it is not just three or four people it is half the town. Also when you sit in the sun all day, some people tend to melt (I do) and others do not. In the movie, I also found her father's line "Presbyterian is not a religion" a nice summary of why the parents didn't think the marriage could work.
The movie has nice scenery of the grand canyon, the hoover dam, the desert and the great grandmother's Mexican "casa". The surround sound is very enjoyable. It includes a great many songs all of which blend in nicely with the movie. The Elvis songs near the end of the movie are quite touching.
Finally the two leads are sensational. Matthew Perry's body language is superb for the kind of light comedy role he plays. He also did the emotional stuff really well. Although not quite certain about his feelings, his heart pulled him head-first into marriage.
Salma is very cute and her tan does her wonders. She also is a good actress and adds a lot to the humor.
I've seen this movie six times in the last year. It is a nice relaxing watch.
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