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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's ... See full summary »

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Lena
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Elizabeth
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Donita
Isabel Gillies ...
Susan - Roommate
Mel Gorham ...
Lourdes
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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena, who works with Max, likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. When she's sure Elizabeth is with a man, she calls Max at work, sending him home to confront the lovers. Then, Lena feels guilty and takes off for Max's apartment. What's really going on? Who's with Elizabeth? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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TRUE LOVE...Is Just A Wish Away!

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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9 December 1996 (Spain)  »

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Henry: I'm really surprised you called me.
Lena, the cashier: Well I had a really nice time with you at the party.
Henry: I did too with you, it's just, I was really sorry about spilling that wine on your dress. I could have sworn that bottle was empty.
Lena, the cashier: It was OK, I actually had a harder time getting the brie out.
Henry: Yeah, I mean you gotta admit after a couple drinks those things look a lot like a sponge.
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90 minutes of my life gone forever.
26 September 2002 | by (the jersey shore) – See all my reviews

As a comedy, it isn't very funny. As a love story, it isn't very romantic. As a movie it isn't very entertaining.

Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Beals give it a half-hearted shot but even they look bored 15 minutes into the film.

The leading man (and I use the words loosely) has a total lack of talent and charisma. His name is James LeGros but you needn't take note of it, for with any luck at all you'll never hear it again.

The only bright spot in the film are the few minutes alloted to

John Stewart, but it is not enough to justify sitting through this incredible bore.

Read a book, watch tv, go to bed early, go out to eat , do anything but sit through this mess.


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