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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... See full summary »

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Samantha Andrews
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Linda Streicher
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Natasha
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Storyline

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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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,002,640 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Jay is talking with Max after having locked himself in the small bathroom under the stairway, the inside of the door is covered with striped light wallpaper, as is the whole bathroom. When he opens the door to come out, the inside of the door is painted green. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Andrews: You know that I hadn't dated for two years before you introduced me to Max?
Jay Murphy: I didn't realize that, no.
Samantha Andrews: My whole life had been my work. I'd gone through a heartbreak as well, but I now understand it was just my ego. 'Cause looking back, I don't... I don't think I really loved him. But I cried when I realized that he didn't love me.
Jay Murphy: So the $64,000 question is, how do you know beforehand that you're with the wrong person so you can avoid having them wreak havoc on a large portion of your life?
Samantha Andrews: I ...
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Not bad for a crappy romantic comedy starring David Schwimmer
10 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I quite enjoyed it, but admittedly I saw it at midday, when already p*ssed up and feeling like crap... was quite relevant to my situation... still as far as crappy romantic comedy's go its a pretty good one. And David Schwimmer was tolerable (i have previously been of the opinion that he is THE most annoying man in existence). I wouldn't recommend anyone going out and watching it, but if your drowning your sorrows and its on TV, you might as well put it on. Apparently my comment isn't long enough, so I will add that Jason Lee is great, I've only really seen him in Kevin Smith films before, which have fantastic scripts, but it make me respect him more knowing that he can do so well in more conventional and (to be honest) less funny films.


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