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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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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)  »

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Consejera matrimonial  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Cathy gets a telephone call in her yoga class we hear a Nokia tone, but she has got a Motorola telephone in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Styne: Have you ever been to Brazil? Don't bother. There is no air-conditioning, there are mosquitoes the size of unborn babies, and *nobody* speaks a decent language!
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Bounce
Performed by Saq
Vocals by ziggy kormandel
Bass/loops: Lauren scheff
Guitars: Gerard Garcia
Produced by Lauren scheff
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You screwed my wife. I screwed you back.
17 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you just want to sit back and laugh, and who better to give you those laughs than Charlie Sheen. He is a ladies man just like "Two and a Half Men", but this time he screwed the wrong woman and lost it all.

After future wife Denise Richards leaves him, he has to find gainful employment. He sneaks his way into writing an advice column.

Estelle Harris was hilarious as the editor's (Angie Harmon) secretary. Harmon was funny, too.

Jon Lovitz gives plenty of laughs as his best bud, and who knew Rosanna Arquette could be so funny? Paybacks are fun and funny.


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