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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Bonnie Hunt (story) &
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Release Date:
7 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy straight from the heart. See more »
Plot:
A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Oh, Sweet mystery of life at last I've found thee...Destiny, that is. See more (272 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Duchovny ... Bob Rueland

Minnie Driver ... Grace Briggs

Carroll O'Connor ... Marty O'Reilly

Robert Loggia ... Angelo Pardipillo

Bonnie Hunt ... Megan Dayton

David Alan Grier ... Charlie Johnson

Joely Richardson ... Elizabeth Rueland

Eddie Jones ... Emmett McFadden

James Belushi ... Joe Dayton

Marianne Muellerleile ... Sophie
William Bronder ... Wally Jatczak

Brian Howe ... Mike

Chris Barnes ... Jeff

Adam Tanguay ... Adam Dayton
Karson Pound ... Karson Dayton
Tyler Spitzer ... Tyler Dayton
Laura Larsen ... Laura Dayton
Austin Samuel Hibbs ... Austin Dayton
Dick Cusack ... Mr. Bennington

Joseph Gian ... Singer / Joey Gian (as Joey Gian)

Tom Virtue ... Dr. Senderak
Holly Biniak ... Big Hair
Tamara Tungate ... Celia
Thomas A. Senderak ... Paramedic (as Tom Senderak)
Jennie Lew Tugend ... Jennie

David Pasquesi ... Tony
Claire Lake ... E.R. Nurse
Carol Hunt ... Nurse Alice
Patrick Hunt ... Danny
Lindsay Allen ... Delivery Girl

Don Lake ... Transplant Man

Holly Wortell ... Marsha
Becky Veduccio ... Shari
Peter B. Spector ... Valet Guy
Darryl Warren ... Father Rudy
Rudy Gabor ... Italian Singer
William Zirko ... Italian Singer
Edward Ballog ... Italian Singer
Angelo Ricco ... Italian Singer
Alice Hunt ... Nancy
Franklin E. Jones ... Chester
Tom Hunt ... Tom
Jack Cooper ... Ballroom Bartender

Tim O'Malley ... Patrick
La Taunya Bounds ... Zebra Girl
Harry Teinowitz ... Ice Cream Clerk
Walt Jacobs ... M.C.
Alan Gresik ... Pianist - The AG Orchestra (as Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra)
Romano Ghini ... Cappucino Man
Gabriella Arena ... Nun
Paola Sebastiani ... Nun
Lilliana Vitale ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Hunt ... E.R. Doctor (as Dr. Kevin Hunt)
Jimmy Johnson ... Saxophonist (The AG Orchestra)
Lou Marini ... Bassist (The AG Orchestra)
John Otto ... Saxophonist (The AG Orchestra)
Bill Bartelt ... Street Artist (uncredited)
Larry Crandus ... Zoo Executive (uncredited)
Ari Golan ... News Crew (uncredited)
Lisa Harrison ... Professional Bowler (uncredited)

Maureen Mendoza ... Nurse / Waitress (uncredited)

Laura Orrico ... Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Patti ... Saxophonist (uncredited)
Lora Starkman ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Justin Thaler ... Construction Foreman (uncredited)

Directed by
Bonnie Hunt 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bonnie Hunt (story) &
Don Lake (story) and
Andrew Stern (story) &
Samantha Goodman (story)

Bonnie Hunt (screenplay) &
Don Lake (screenplay)

Produced by
C.O. Erickson .... executive producer
Melanie Greene .... executive producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Garth Craven 
 
Casting by
Franco Alberto Cucchini 
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
David W. Krummel  (as Dave Krummel)
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel B. Clancy  (as Daniel Clancy)
 
Costume Design by
Lis Bothwell 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... key makeup artist
Janis Clark .... key hair stylist
Maurizio Lupi .... hair stylist: Rome
Gilberto Provenghi .... makeup artist: Rome
Linda Rizzuto .... key hair stylist (as Linda R. Rizzuto)
Chip Williams .... makeup artist (as Chip D. Williams)
Suzi Ostos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Antonio Bruno .... unit manager: Rome unit
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
Sergio Ladera .... production supervisor: Rome unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don H. Julien .... second second assistant director (as Don Julien)
Stefania Nicosia .... second assistant director: Rome
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director (as Artist Robinson)
Deanna Stadler .... second assistant director (as Deanna Stadler-Jones)
Eric A. Pot .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Bartelt .... watercolor artist (as Bill Bartlet)
Alan Broadbent .... paint foreman
Andrew M. Charles .... graphic designer (as Andrew Charles)
Edward England .... construction coordinator (as Ed England)
Frank Ferrari .... greens person
Marcie Friedman .... art department coordinator
Fabio Galliano .... propman: Rome
Bradley Good .... on-set dresser
Bradley Good .... set dresser
Gary Happ .... construction foreman
Craig Jackson .... lead set designer
Rich King .... construction foreman (as Richard King)
Amie McCarthy .... property master (as Amie F. McCarthy-Winn)
J.D. McCarthy .... assistant property master
John Mikels .... stand-by painter
Alessandro Orlandi .... second art director: Rome
Kerry Sanders .... set designer
Scott Troha .... lead man
Wendy Bonn .... greensman (uncredited)
Wendy Bonn .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ray Conchado .... carpenter (uncredited)
Rob Yale .... property assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Gaston Biraben .... dialogue editor (as Gastón Biraben)
Jim Champagne .... assistant engineer: Big Band
Steve Copley .... foley supervisor
Greg Dennen .... assistant sound engineer
Peter Doell .... assistant sound engineer
Kira Edmunds .... first assistant sound editor
Jim Gaudio .... cableman
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Giammarco .... adr editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising adr editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Philip Harrelson .... technical support
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
John Keating .... consultant: DTS
Diane Lucas .... adr recordist
Jen MacNeill .... foley assistant
Vittorio Melloni .... sound engineer: Rome unit
Willard Overstreet .... assistant sound editor
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Michelle Schubert .... foley assistant
Allen Sides .... mixer: Big Band
Allen Sides .... sound recordist: Big Band
John Sievert .... foley artist
Scott D. Smith .... production sound recordist
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Robert Zubia .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Mark Hogan .... special effects foreman
Rodman Kiser .... special effects coordinator
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Franco Galiano .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... supervising compositor: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group
Mark Intravartolo .... senior Inferno artist: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group
Kevin Kuwada .... Inferno matte artist: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group (as Michael J. Morreale)
Nadine Pages .... post-production coordinator: The Digital FilmGroup - The Post Group
John Stevey .... systems administrator: The Digital FilmGroup - The Post Group
Jeff Vermillion .... high definition on-line: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group
Paul Westerbeck .... high definition colorist: The Digital FilmGroup/The Post Group
Karen Klein .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jason Piccioni .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mark Harper .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Tom Lowell .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Alfredo Betrò .... focus puller: Rome unit
Alphonse Blumenthal .... chief lighting technician
Patrick Bramucci .... chief lighting technician: Rome unit (as Patrizio Bramucci)
Marco Carosi .... camera operator: Rome
Gerrit Dangremond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jennifer Desplinter .... second assistant camera (as Jennifer DeSplinter Anderson)
Piernicola Di Muro .... clapper loader: Rome unit
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
George Kohut .... camera operator
Robert Krzeminski .... second company grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip
Anthony J. Lullo .... assistant lighting technician
Mark Purkart .... dolly grip
Kristine Scott Schultz .... camera loader
Doriano Torriero .... key grip: Rome unit
Thomas E. Whalen .... video assist operator
Kevin Boyd .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Alessio Bramucci .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
David Howard .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kira Parser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dan Urbain .... crane technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger .... casting assistant (as Lindsey Hayes)
Catherine Head .... casting associate: Chicago
Mickie McGowan .... casting: loop group (as Mickie McGowen)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline S. Beatka .... costumer
Agata Cannizzaro .... costumer: Italian artists
Patrick Caulfield .... costumer
Nancy Collini .... costumer: Mr. Duchovny
Beverly Woods .... key costumer
Lynn Ziehe .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Apel .... first assistant editor
Willow Craven .... post-production assistant
William Danaher .... assistant editor (as Bill Danaher)
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Ginny Parillo .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Julian Bratolyubov .... music copyist
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Marylou Eales .... music coordinator
Michael Jay .... music editor
David Low .... music contractor
Warren Luening .... musician: trumpet solo
Nicholas Pike .... conductor
Nicholas Pike .... orchestrator
Joel Sill .... executive music producer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music mixer: orchestra
Dan Wallin .... music recordist: orchestra
Stuart Balcomb .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George DiLeonardi .... transportation coordinator (as George J. DiLeonardi)
Timothy J. Maxwell .... transportation captain (as Timothy Maxwell)
Terrence Sweet .... transportation co-captain
Robert Wallace .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bridgett Baron .... payroll accountant
Stacy Basil .... animal trainer
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor (as Jeanne Byrd Hall)
Brian Cho .... rights and clearances
Steve Cudzilo .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Deigl .... production assistant
Mark A. Echevarria .... animal trainer
Joy Ellison .... dialect consultant
Kathryn Loraine Hibbs .... accountant
Cindy Hochman .... production coordinator (as Cindy Hochman Price)
Nadya Ichinomiya .... assistant: Ms. Tugend
C. David Jones .... production assistant
Eric Knight .... assistant: Mr. Duchovny
Felice Lattes .... crowd marshall: Rome unit
Stephanie Lococo .... production assistant
Kathryn Madden .... first aid (as Kathryn A. Madden)
James R. McAllister .... location manager (as James McAllister)
Sukari McGill .... production assistant
Robert W. McLain .... craft service
Leslie Mikol .... key set production assistant
Jeremy Oswald .... production assistant
Brian C. Pawlowski .... production assistant
Alicia C. Pritchett .... production assistant
Anna Raisor .... assistant production coordinator
Nina Saxon .... title designer: ends title, New Wave Entertainment
Nina Saxon .... title designer: main title, New Wave Entertainment
Janien Selfridge .... production assistant
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Jonilyn Spracklen .... assistant accountant
Seve Spracklen .... first assistant accountant
Dirk Vahle .... helicopter pilot
Amy Jo Weinstein .... assistant: Ms. Driver
Jennifer M. White .... production secretary (as Jennifer White)
Jonathan Wickens .... assistant location manager
Little Irma Woodard .... production assistant
Holly Wortell .... assistant: Ms. Hunt
Michael Breiburg .... stand-in (uncredited)
Claudio Costa .... second assistant super techno crane: Rome (uncredited)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (uncredited)
P.J. Haines .... chef (uncredited)
Sascia Ippoliti .... first assistant crane operator: Super Techno Crane, Rome (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Sean Lynn .... assistant chef (uncredited)
Joe Martin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Nichols .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Monica Timmel .... stand-in (uncredited)
Becky Veduccio .... assistant: Ms Thomas (uncredited)
David Vlasits .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Heather White .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Charles D. Campbell .... special thanks (as Dr. Charles D. Campbell)
Steve Fifield .... thanks
Alexander Gordon .... special thanks (as Dr. Alexander Gordon)
Kevin Hunt .... special thanks (as Dr. Kevin Hunt)
Kristen Lukas .... special thanks (as Dr. Kristen Lukas)
Frank J. Lutrin .... special thanks (as Dr. Frank J. Lutrin)
Todd Rosenberg .... thanks
J.G. Stickley .... thanks
L. Stickley .... thanks
Brian Sullivan .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and thematic elements
Runtime:
115 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Mel", David Duchovny's character's dog, was played by an American Bulldog named Peetey.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Grace sends her letter to her heart donor's family in a small (5-1/2 or 6") envelope, but when she pulls the envelope out from under the box on Bob's dresser, it's grown to be a full size (9") envelope.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie Johnson:...How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want no brown bananas!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
What If I Loved YouSee more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Oh, Sweet mystery of life at last I've found thee...Destiny, that is., 13 June 2004
Author: prncescbb85 from Columbia, MO

I saw this movie with my mother, and I loved it! It was such a sweet story, (Not to mention funny because of the supporting cast!) They never make movies like this...ever! My favorite part is when Grace(Minnie Driver) finds out about her boyfriend's wife's death, and that she has the deceased wife's heart and she screams, "WHAT WAS GOD THINKING?" I do believe everyone(No matter who you believe in) has thoughts like that once in awhile. But while it's very sappy, it just might make you believe in true love and destiny for once and for all.(Sigh)

The comedic timing between Bonnie Hunt and Jim Belushi will just make you crack up(especially in the aforementioned scene, it's terrible, and yet so funny!). They make a good pair, and I hope to see them again in something soon. 10/10 Stars

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