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

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15 November 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Ryan is talking with Page over drinks/contract discussions, the camera moves in and out from Ryan/Page to Page. In the switch between close-up and distant shots, you see locks of hair dangling near Page's face in the close-ups, but, in the distant shots, her hair is perfectly set. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Styne: You used to do me, now you ARE me?
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Excuses For Losers
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Words and Music by Marc Norman
Copyright 1999, sledville music
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Surprisingly good
14 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Ever see a movie that was way better than you expected it to be? (For example, "Fools Rush In" with Matthew Perry) Good Advice is one of those movies HBO will probably show over and over, and I'll watch it every time it's on! Ma-Sheen turns in a great performance, as does Jon Lovitz, and Angie Harmon is as gorgeous as ever. A fun movie, any day of the week.


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