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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

As Ryan is leaving Page's office after telling her about Cindy's condition he is holding the coffee mug she gave him. When we see him in the next shot he is no longer holding the mug. 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 »

Soundtracks

Excuses For Losers
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Words and Music by Marc Norman
Copyright 1999, sledville music
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Really Very Enjoyable
11 August 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

It takes a lot for me to enjoy a romantic comedy I usually don't. But "Good Advice" is one of the few that I would recommend. It is funny! The whole movie too. This is so well written and directed that there is not a dull moment anywhere in it. The actors are ALL perfectly cast with Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and Barry Newman especially so. What is really good about this film is that the writers concentrated on the humorous storyline about the lovelorn column deception and not pad it out with unneeded romantic scenes between the two main characters. The film reminds me of those type of "frothy" comedies they made in the 1960's (without the heavy sexual humor that this film has of course) and because of it's unique blend of comedy, light romance and pathos the makers ended up with a witty highly entertaining movie.


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