During the scene where Julia Roberts drives through the town square and sees Richard Gere playing slide guitar with some "locals", Richard Gere not only played the guitar for real but he wrote the part he was playing.
Richard Gere did not like the location the film was set in (Berlin, Maryland). Calling it "the sticks" he stayed roughly 15 miles away in the community of Ocean Pines during the production of the movie.
Early in the movie when Julia Roberts runs out to her front yard to get the paper, she quite obviously flashes her legs as she does so. Director Garry Marshall has been quoted as having given the advice, "When in doubt during the movie, cut to an animal . . . or Julia's legs."
In the scene where Julia Roberts runs through the room filled with little children, the baby being held by the woman to her left is Garry Marshall's granddaughter. Marshall has a long history of putting his children and grandchildren in his movies. His daughter, Kathleen, plays "Cousin Cindy" in this movie.