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A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

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Storyline

Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss. Written by Malthus <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Kate always lived her life by the rules...some rules were meant to be broken See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and related dialogue | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,809,026 (USA) (1 August 1997)

Gross:

DEM 3,075,935 (Germany) (3 July 1998)
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick, Jon Stewart, John Corbett and William Baldwin all screen-tested for the role of Nick. Jennifer Aniston pushed for her then-boyfriend Tate Donovan to assume the role, and was unhappy when Jay Mohr was ultimately cast. See more »

Goofs

When Kate meets up with Nick to ask him to help her with her scheme, Nick orders a coke. Neither of them touches it during the whole conversation but in the end, when Nick leaves, the glass is almost empty. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [on the phone with Kate's mother] Right now? Uh, well... a pair of boxer shorts, a t-shirt and a smile.
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Referenced in Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000) See more »

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Anastasia
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Alfred Newman
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Better than it has any right to be
26 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is yet another romantic comedy that wants to get by on charm rather than anything genuinely funny or romantic, but surprisingly, for the most part, it does. Part of that is due to the fact that everyone in the cast is likable, particularly Jennifer Anniston, who I'm not a big fan of, and Jay Mohr, who I like but aside from JERRY MAGUIRE haven't seen much of. Also, director Glenn Gordon Caron may be working with an outrageous concept, as most romantic comedies these days do, but he tries to keep it grounded, which is nice. I'd recommend it more except I hated the ending; not for who she ends up with, but how.


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