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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Cathleen Schine (novel)
Maria Maggenti (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
21 May 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
No one knows who sent it. No one knows who it's for. But everyone's getting the same message.
Plot:
The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
I am surprised this many people have actually seen this film See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kate Capshaw ... Helen

Blythe Danner ... Lillian MacFarquhar

Ellen DeGeneres ... Janet Hall

Julianne Nicholson ... Jennifer

Tom Everett Scott ... Johnny

Tom Selleck ... George Matthias

Gloria Stuart ... Eleanor

Bill Buell ... Officer Dan

Alice Drummond ... Postal Clerk

Erik Jensen ... Ray
Margaret Ann Brady ... Selma

Jessica Capshaw ... Kelly
Walter Covell ... Post Office Customer
Patrick Donnelly ... Bookstore Customer
Lucas Hall ... Garbage Man

Christian Harmony ... Garbage Man

Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Scattergoods
Christopher Nee ... Garbage Man
Marilyn Rockafellow ... Vivian
Breanne Smith ... Emily

Sasha Spielberg ... Girl with Sparkler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kelly Hawthorne ... (voice)
Katrina Romanoff ... Johnny's Friend
Sarah Sampson ... Young Lillian

Jack Black ... Fisherman (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Chan  (as Peter Ho-Sun Chan)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cathleen Schine (novel)

Maria Maggenti (screenplay)

Produced by
Kate Capshaw .... producer
Beau Flynn .... executive producer
Karen Koch .... co-producer
Sarah Pillsbury .... producer
Midge Sanford .... producer
Stefan Simchowitz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
 
Cinematography by
Tami Reiker 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Jackness 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Sprague 
 
Set Decoration by
Tracey A. Doyle 
 
Costume Design by
Tracy Tynan 
 
Makeup Department
Melanie Hughes .... makeup department head
Frances Mathias .... hair department head
Brenda McNally .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lisa Dennis Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Karen Koch .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justin Muller .... first assistant director
Kristen Ploucha .... second second assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Steve Brennan .... key on-set dresser
Manya Cetlin .... art department coordinator
Julia Garrison .... painter
David Gulick .... property master
Jane Gulick .... props
Paul Richards .... leadman
Kenneth Salter .... carpenter
Kurt Smith .... construction coordinator
Peter Wilcox .... carpenter
Richard J. Bell .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jack Coyle .... general foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound editor (as Michael T. Babcock)
Kelly Doran .... sound utility
Larry Goeb .... dialogue editor
Helen Luttrell .... foley editor
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher O'Donnell .... boom operator
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pritchett .... sound (as John Patrick Pritchett)
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Victoria Rose Sampson .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
John Ruggieri .... pyrotechnician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alison Barton .... grip
Woody Bell .... additional grip
Eric Boyle .... grip
Mark J. Casey .... best boy
Linda R. Chen .... still photographer
Joe Collins .... first assistant camera
Scott D. Davis .... gaffer
Tim Driscoll .... key grip
Stefan Forbes .... additional first assistant camera
Adam Gilmore .... second assistant camera
Stephen Girouard .... grip
Brendan Keefe .... grip
Eric Komar .... grip
Roger Marbury .... electrician
Peter McAdams .... grip
Jack McPhee .... electrician
James R. Mitchell .... generator operator
Chris Nickerson .... electrician
Brian A. Pitts .... electrician
Michael E. Reynolds .... electrician (as Mike Reynolds)
Patrick Ruth .... electrician
Andrea Sachs .... gaffer
Brian Snyder .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Kevin Fennessy .... extras casting
Kevin Fennessy .... location casting
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
Darren Yesser .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wayne Allen .... costumer
Bobbie Frankel .... set costumer
Debbie Holbrook .... costume supervisor
Dana Pacheco .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Martin Cohen .... post-production executive
Liza D. Espinas .... first assistant editor (as Liza Espinas)
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
 
Music Department
Juan Bacalov .... orchestrator
Luis Bacalov .... orchestrator
Tanja Crouch .... music licensing
Franco Ferrant .... musician: clarinet
Todd Homme .... executive in charge of music
Héctor Ulises Passarella .... musician: bandoneon
Ettore Pellegrino .... musician: violin
Riccardo Pellegrino .... musician: mandolin and violin
 
Transportation Department
William O'Brien .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Joseph Bouvier .... production assistant
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... key set production assistant
Benjamin C. Dewey .... location manager
Jonathan Frank .... production assistant
David Linck .... unit publicist
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant production accountant
Steven R. Molen .... production executive
Matt Power .... key production assistant
Timothy Rose .... production assistant
Cathy Twigg-Blumel .... development
Christine White .... production coordinator (as Chris White)
Mark Wyrick .... production accountant
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice
George A. Parker .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
George A. Parker .... process photography technician (uncredited)
Mike Sablone .... taffy master (uncredited)
Brian Wilson .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sensuality, nudity and strong language (re-rating on appeal)
Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Chile:14 | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Norway:A | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #36560) (re-rating on appeal) | USA:R (original rating)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: Johnny jumps in the ocean with his socks on but when he emerges seconds later his feet are bareSee more »
Quotes:
Lillian MacFarquhar:It's one of the ironies of my otherwise straight forward life that I have fallen in love twice. Both times with people who insist on living in this godforsaken town.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Flushed Away (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm in the Mood for LoveSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I am surprised this many people have actually seen this film, 11 February 2000
Author: A-Ron-2 from Storrs, CT

Aside from the fact that this movie was filmed mostly in Rockport MA, which is a beautiful town where my mother once rented a small storefront and I spent many a pleasant summer as a child, it is fun and cute little film.

I must admit that I had no desire to actually see this movie even though I have a weakspot for romantic comedies (I don't know why). The trailers I saw were not appealing, the cast did not look that interesting and I had no idea what the plot would be about. In the end I found it to be an interesting meditation on relationships and family. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and must admit that I thought that this film was one of the most overlooked gems of last year. I am disappointed that so few people seemed to have enjoyed the very "human-ness" that this movie presented the viewer with.

I have read many bad reviews of this film, and must admit a certain level of shock at the cynicism that is prevalent in them. As a grad student I consider myself to be quite cynical, but this was a beautiful little film that deserves much better than it got.

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