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The Real Blonde (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 February 1998 (USA)
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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a ... See full summary »

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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a cafe. Mary works as a make-up stylist for hot fashion photographer Blair, and she pays most of the pair's bills. Joe finally lowers his standards and accepts a degrading bit in a Madonna video, while his friend and co-waiter Bob gets a high-paying job on a soap opera opposite siren Kelly. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$83,488 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$247,745 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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Matthew Modine's character gets excited when he hears a message left on his machine from who he believes to be Madonna about a possible acting gig. In real life, Madonna's 1985 video for the song Crazy For You includes footage of Matthew Modine from the movie Vision Quest. See more »

Goofs

When Bob tells Ernst that he and Joe are not gay, a microphone appears from above. See more »

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A big wet one to SNIFFY MELONHEAD At D.W.M. Bulldozers See more »

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References Internal Affairs (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento for Strings, in D Major
Performed by Salzburg Symphony No. I
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
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What a pleasant surprise!
10 February 1999 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I was somewhat skeptical of seeing this movie; I'd seen similar movies before and a lot of them ended up just looking weird and unappealing to me. But, I decided to give this one a try because it had some of my favorite actors in it (Matthew Modine, Denis Leary, Kathleen Turner), and I was very pleasantly surprised. It was extremely funny, well-acted, entertainingly satirical, and an overall joy to watch. Easily one of my personal favorites this year. If you've overlooked this one, I suggest you check it out.


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