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If You Only Knew (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Romance, Comedy  |  21 June 2002 (Italy)
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A romantic comedy about a young man who pretends to be gay in order to rent an apartment with his dream girl. His plan backfires when she keeps trying to set him up with her male friends.

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Samantha
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Kate
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Troy (as Miguel Nuñez)
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Kim (as Rainbow Mars)
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Trippy Guy
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Parker Concorde, a freelance writer by trade currently working for the Psychic Pals phone service to make ends meet, is out of a home after accidentally starting a fire to his New York City apartment. Barely able to stand sacking out at his noisy pal Jack's place, he finally finds new digs with Samantha, who only rooms with gay men. With currently no other place to live, Parker allows her mistake over his sexual orientation to pass uncorrected, which later leads her to believe she's helping him out by setting him up on dates with her gay friends. Truth is - he's falling hard for her, and somewhere between dealing with her philandering boyfriend and dating other men he needs to set the record straight. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

FBI Agent McCurley is given the same name as actor Doyle McCurley who plays him. The lost boy at the airport is named Alex, which is also the same name as actor Alexander Sferrazza who plays him. See more »

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When Parker confesses to Sam, the shadow of a boom mic slides up and down her hair. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Turn gay, attract women.
Parker Concorde: I know. It's weird. Y'know, ever since I've been... gay... I've felt more comfortable around women than I've ever been.
Jack: Well, of course. You got nothing at stake, you know? You're just waiting for Sam and her lawyer boyfriend to break up. Until then, no other woman in the world exists for you.
Parker Concorde: That is so not true.
[a young woman jogs past them]
Jack: Oh, yeah? What'd you think of her?
Parker Concorde: Who?
Jack: I rest my case.
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References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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Atypical Hollywood

My friends and I were just discussing how frustrated we are with the way movies and especially romantic comedy's are being made. We feel offended by the schlock that Hollywood is serving up these days as they act like all is well.

Well all is not well...with the exception of a few bright spots, like this movie. It doesn't have the big name actors, the big budget, I don't think it had a big release (I rented from Hollywood Video) it didn't really have anything that most big budget romantic comedy's have.

But it did have what most of those lack. It had great chemistry between the love interests, "Parker" (Jonathan Schaech) and "Sam" (Alison Eastwood). Their love story wasn't forced on us like so many. The director took his time to allow these characters to truly get to know each other. Their story reminded me of one of my favorites, "Tootsie".

The supporting cast added not only really funny comic moments, but depth to the story as well. James LeGros' character was absolutely priceless. Sam's gay friend was hysterical. Parker's interaction with his fellow employees in a Psychic Hotline was a lot of fun.

I laughed, I cried, I remembered how great it feels to fall in love.


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