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Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will try to seduce Sam and if he fails Max will have enough trust in Sam to go on with a marriage. Jay refuses, but soon they become professionally connected with Sam. Written by Anonymous

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$2,308,145 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$4,002,640 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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David Schwimmer's character, Max Abbitt, was named after the show's production accountant David Abbitt, who the producers felt bore a physical resemblance to Schwimmer. See more »

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In the opening scene, it sounds like the preacher is pronouncing them "Husbands and Wife." To be fair, he may be saying "Husbance", but it is definitely not "Husband." See more »

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Max Abbitt: Ever have sex in a Mercedes? Convertible.
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
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David Schwimmer Stud??
27 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

The story is told as a flashback from Linda Streicher (Bonnie Hunt) at their wedding. Max (David Schwimmer) is a womanizing sleaze. Jay (Jason Lee) is his best friend. Jay introduces Sam (Mili Avital) from work to Max and they hit it right off. Three weeks later, they are set to marry.

David Schwimmer is completely miscast as the womanizing stud who's every girl's dream. Somebody really needs to stub him with that toothpick. Maybe they should have switched his role with Jason Lee.

And without any spoilers, let's just say the scheme breaks all kinds of bro code. And it's completely manufactured strictly for rom-coms. The jokes all fall flat.

Mili Avital is functional as the lead, but considering they had the much funnier Judy Greer, and hotter Kari Wuhrer in the same movie, she pales in comparison.

Jason Lee is the only one that does a great job. He plays a slightly nerdy lovable writer. Only he needs better partners to play opposite to.


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