Good Advice (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 November 2001 (Netherlands)
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An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Page Hensen
Cindy Styne
Barry Sherman
Cathy Sherman
Donald Simpson
Veronica Simpson
Ted (as John DeLancie)
Lucy Stone
Nancy (as Troy Beyer)
Andrew Berman ...
Christopher Burkott ...
Mail Room Clerk
Jim Pearson


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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 November 2001 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Consejera matrimonial  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Ryan: I'd kill myself right now, but I'd probably end up in Hell, and that would be redundant.
Barry: Well, at least you'd be among friends.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »


Let It Go
Performed by Saq
Vocal by ziggy kormandel
Bass/loops: Lauren Scheff
Drums: blair sinta
Produced by Lauren Scheff
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Better Than I Expected
22 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charlie Sheen is so lovable as Ryan in this movie! This is one of his best movies, of course after the epic Major League and Hot Shots. He's plays well with Denise Richards, although she was painfully wrongfully cast as Cindy. His subsequent relationship with Page is much more entertaining. I enjoyed Page's secretary and all her one-liners and blatant innuendos directed at Ryan. Charlie played the fallen business man very well. I adored Rosanna Arquette and still maintain that she is the only talented one in that family. Her relationship with her plastic surgeon husband was so funny... perhaps even more funny than Charlie's desperation. This film is a must-rent!

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