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Good Advice (2001)

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

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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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Broker falit, caut partenera cu stare!  »

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Charlie Sheen's sister Renee makes a cameo in this film as the flight attendant that speaks to Cindy about the letter she wrote to the column. 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 »

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Iris: Don't be a man. Be human.
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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) 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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I loved it
2 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film and thought it was absolutely hilarious! The comedy is well directed and the love affair between Angie Harmon(Page Henson) and Charlie Sheen(Ryan Turner) is unexpected and comes as a surprise. Denise Richards is at good at being bitchy and is hilarous as the money hungry bimbo. The script is smart and the supporting actors (Jon Lovitz and Rosanna Arquette) give the film a good touch. I would definately recommend it!


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