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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Tiernan ...
Simon
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Laura Owens
Stewart Roche ...
Customer #1
Aoife Maloney ...
Customer #2
Donal Beecher ...
Andy
...
Adam
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley ...
Alice Owens Rooney
Alan Maher ...
David Owens
Brendan Dempsey ...
Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley ...
Karen
Kathy Downes ...
Dympna
Mark Smith ...
Roger Gregg ...
Prof. Harry McCormick
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Storyline

A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland)  »

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Todo sobre Adam  »

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Opening Weekend:

$33,300 (USA) (11 May 2001)

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Quotes

Adam: Listen, You know when we make love for the first time. Well, I just wanted to let you know, I want to leave it all up to you, your call.
Lucy Owens: I don't get you Adam.
Adam: Everything, you know? When and where, the circumstances. I want it to happen... I want it to be exactly the way you'd like it to be. Is that ok?
Lucy Owens: [voice over, Lucy thinking to herself] How about now? right here in the car.
[Lucy catches her breath and replies to Adam]
Lucy Owens: I'll think about that.
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YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
Written by Cole Porter
(c) Harma Inc.
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Kate Hudson
Piano: Donal Beecher
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Scenes from real life?
16 August 2001 | by (Wellington) – See all my reviews

On the face of it, it seems a little much that a no doubt sexy guy will attract females like a magnet including three sisters, one of their brother's girlfriend - and the brother - but it could well happen I guess. That in essence is roughly the plot, so if that appeals you'll probably like the film - it's reasonably well cast, adequately acted, nicely filmed and moves along at a fast pace. But if that plotline sounds too superficial, you can't stand seeing an E-type jaguar painted pale blue and aren't overly excited by Dublin as a setting, then you'll probably find it a bit ho hum. The promise of lots of appealing sex scenes will also be disappointing - certainly there is some action in that department but filmed very prudishly. However, Irish films are a rarity so that may be enough in itself to tempt a viewing.


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