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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
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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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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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I was misinformed....
25 September 2002 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a comedy like "Never Been Kissed". The back of the box says something about "sexy, funny, etc.", so I took a chance. Thankfully I borrowed it from the library for free, because I'd want my money back if I rented it or paid to see it in the theatre.

In all honesty, the premise is interesting - the same story told from three points of view. The problem with this movie is, it isn't funny, it isn't sexy and it takes a really a l-o-n-g time to get to the end. You just keep waiting for some kind of action, because it doesn't play as a good "chick flick".

Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Beals are good, but James LeGros (as Max) is really irritating and it's unbelievable that either Drew or Jennifer would find him interesting and actually want to be with him.


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