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Head Over Heels (2001)

A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone.

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Amanda Pierce is from Iowa and works as a restorer of Renaissance paintings for the New York Metropolitan Museum. She has just finished another frustrating relationship, when she found her boy-friend with a model on her bed. She decides to move and share a flat with four stupid but nice super-models. She meets Jim Winston, who lives in front of her window. She falls in love with him. One day, she sees Jim killing a woman - Megan O'Brien - through her window and Amanda and her four roommates decide to investigate what really happened. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Folles de lui  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,804,595 (USA) (2 February 2001)

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$10,397,365 (USA) (2 March 2001)
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Jim Winston has a chance to display his throwing knife skills early in the film, only to apparently miss what he is aiming at. Later on, it is revealed he actually hit a fly dead center, his true target. This sequence is taken nearly verbatim from _Guo chan Ling Ling Qi (1994)_. See more »

Goofs

Jim Winston demonstrates his dagger-throwing prowess by throwing a dagger at a room divider. The dagger hits the divider several feet above the release point, and at least six or seven feet to Jim's left. It should have struck the wood angled significantly down and to the right. In the close-up, however, the dagger is shown stuck in the wood with its axis perfectly level, and at 90 degrees to the surface. See more »

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Jade: Not one step further. This place is filthy.
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The First Time
Written by Daniel Cage
Performed by Daniel Cage
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Silly rom-com Tough to mix with Rear Window
2 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Amanda Pierce (Monica Potter) is an art restorer. She moves into an apartment with four models (Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah Murdoch, Tomiko Fraser) after she finds her boyfriend in bed with a model. She falls for the next door neighbor Jim Winston (Freddie Prinze Jr), but she sees him commit a murder Rear Window style.

Monica Potter is trying to break into new territory as a comedian who does pratfalls. She isn't very successful. She's a good looking woman who has specific skills. None of it makes her a comedian. The models are ridiculous. The saving grace is that they are all fairly likable actors. The rom-com has some good potential but they switch over to Rear Window pretty quickly. The Rear Window stuff gets into the way.

The flip side is if this was going for a Rear Window rework. Then it'd be better to skip all the silly comedic stuff. And the ending goes seriously dark. How does that work?


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