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Good Advice (2001)

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An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.

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Page Hensen
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Cindy Styne
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Barry Sherman
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Iris
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Jim Pearson
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Storyline

Ryan is a womanizing stockbroker whose unethical business practices cost him his job and his trader's license. Unable to find another job, he is forced to move in with his equally self-involved (and completely oblivious) girlfriend, Cindy, an insensitive advice columnist on the cusp of losing her own job due to her poor advice and slow work habits. Finding that the truth behind his moving in has nothing to do with romance, Cindy runs off with another man. Ryan decides to stay in the apartment and earn a living by doing Cindy's job. Ryan establishes himself with Cindy's editor, Page, as Cindy's go-fer, collecting Cindy's paychecks and mail and delivering "her" columns. Initially as hopelessly inept as Cindy in giving advice, he nearly gets the column canceled. However, he rapidly grows into the job and the combination of forced introspection, research and the growing knowledge that he is touching other people's lives transforms him. The column becomes an amazing success. Ryan finds his... Written by Anonymous

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From fixing stocks to fixing hearts.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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15 November 2001 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Consejera matrimonial  »

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Trivia

Charlie Sheen met his future wife, Denise Richards, on this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan is talking to Page in her office about Cindy's medical condition she hands him a white coffee mug with black stripes. In a close-up, the mug has changed to a white one with a square picture on one side (the one Page took). It subsequently changes back again. See more »

Quotes

Barry: [after getting yelled at by his wife while holding the phone] Yes, "legs welded shut".... And an eggroll, please.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Rock Pig
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Music by Thomas Laufenberg
Words by marc Norman
Copyright 1999,sledville music
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Delightful surprise
26 October 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I'm happy that I hadn't read the negative review on this site before I saw the DVD on the video store shelf -- otherwise, I would have passed over a good movie. I knew nothing about it before seeing it on the shelf, so perhaps my expectations were low. True, it was not Academy Award material, but it was a good romantic comedy -- cute and funny. And that was the unanimous consensus of the 2 females and 1 male who watched it together. Give it a try!


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