A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
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
Jennifer Aniston plays an older woman, as Nick ask Kate "What's your birthday?", " April 3, 1968". Jennifer's actual birthday is February 11, 1969. See more »
When Nick first arrives to see Kate at Mercer Advertising, she tells him to pick her up and carry her into the office. Just before he does so, he drops his bag on the floor to his left. In the next shot, the bag has disappeared. See more »
I don't want to date you, I don't want to marry you, I don't want to have kids with you, I just wanna break up with you.
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It's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding.
The story has real potential - girl invents fiancé for career reasons, has to produce him on a social occasion, the guy she pays to fill the role falls for her, etc.etc . - but once it becomes evident from way out that it's abandoning any subtlety and heading for the happiest of Happy Endings, all you can do is sit back and enjoy its charm. In that sense, it's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding. A small success - which could have been a bigger one. I'd not seen Jennifer Aniston before (WHAT!!! What planet have you been living on !!!), and I was impressed by her comic acting. She has a great range of facial expressions that she controls and times perfectly. Kevin Bacon is wasted in a silly role. Why do actors of his talents accept such thankless parts! (Well, he can enjoy the bedroom scenes with J. Aniston, I suppose . . .). Oh, incidentally, poor Jennifer has to suffer some of the worst dresses you're ever likely to see in a glossy fillum. Watch out for the cleavage-disaster that they inflict on her for her most glamorous outing.
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