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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Walsh
Stella (as Judith Godreche)
The Chairman
Bray Poor ...
Evan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Shannon Fiedler ...
Zach Tyler ...
Lukas (as Zachary Tyler)
Dominic Hawksley ...


Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2's Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorff's character's concience. Written by Anonymous

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A hip, edgy comedy! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 November 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

De Cabeça Para Baixo  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Evan's Husband (Jake's brother-in-law screenwriter) is based on the writer/director's actual brother in law, screenwriter Scott Frank. See more »


Jake: There are three truths in life: you are born, you will die, and things change. OK, maybe one more: everyone has their stella, and when they do, no one else can even compare.
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Written by U2 (music) / Bono and The Edge (lyrics)
Performed by U2
Published by Polygram International
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Nice surprise!
8 May 2001 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

This was one of those movies that I caught by accident while flipping through the channels on a lazy Saturday afternoon, and I must say that it was a plesant surprise. Being a single college guy (for now, anyway), I can appreciate both the situations and the humor in this movie. The attractive characteristic of this film is that it does well portraying the lifestyle that any male 25-35 would like to have: Hottie for a girlfriend, making movies, and traveling with the greatest band ever. (Sweet loft apartment, by the way) Dorf does a good job playing an everyday character in a not-so-everyday career with a gorgeous girlfriend. (where did she come from? woo hoo!) Though a little quirky at times, this was a fun and entertaining movie made in that High Fidelity-like male perspective on relationships, full of narratives and quoteable lines

"Relationships like Russian Roulette, or the lottery, depending on how you look at it. Either way, you can't win. "

It captures that swept off your feet feeling that we can all identify with and what it's like to juggle attention between love and life and work and how unbelievably powerful the attraction to a person can be. Good directing, decent editing, better plot, laughed my butt off (get rid of the stupid cat scene). Great film!

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