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An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the ... See full summary »

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Rory
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Mitch
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Gil
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Himself
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Grace
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An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now 40-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 90's and compare it to the simpler 80's scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Never before has a girl done so much with so little.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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19 January 2000 (Belgium)  »

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A bamba banda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Helicopter reflected in taxi windows on the highway. See more »

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Danny: I love you more than anything else I have ever felt or known. It doesn't matter what I do because if it's with you, then I know I'm successful. I love you and I just wanna be with you.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Monday Morning
Written by John Fields (as J. Fields), Rick Meyer (as R. Meyer)
Produced by John Fields with Rick Meyer
Performed by Bug!
Courtesy of Entomological Music (BMI)/October Records
By Arrangement with The Music Library, LLC
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When it's good, it's very, very good
18 March 2000 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

It's a strange mix of broad satire and angsty romantic comedy.

The satire is hilarious. Ben and Jerry Stiller are wonderful as a father/son team of record company execs. Jennifer Love Hewitt is equally wonderful as long as she stays on the satire side of the line; when the script shoves her over onto the romantic comedy side, she never quite recovers her balance. She has to play two completely different characters; she can't be blamed if it doesn't quite work.

Amy Brenneman, stuck on the romantic comedy side, does her formidable best to make her character work. In fact, she is by far the most sympathetic and memorable character in the movie.

Definitely worth a rental.


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