Steven, nearly 30 and living with his parents, sees an old Edgar Bergen movie on TV and decides to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a ventriloquist. His beautiful unemployment counselor Lorena finds him work, but puts out a restraining order on him when he paints a thank-you note on her door. Later, this young mother agrees to date him anyway, but finds his bickering family, and his inexperience with women, daunting to a relationship. Steven's sister Heidi is a wedding planner with a drunken ex-fiancé who keeps showing up at the door. His friend Fangora is a pseudo-punk rocker whose sex does not prevent her from giving him terrible advice about women. The wedding of a Jewish girl, who wants Klezmer music and gets something unexpected, will become a turning point in everyone's lives. Written by
A comedy about finding your voice before you lose your mind.
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21 February 2002 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $30,120
(12 September 2003)
(3 October 2003)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The store that Steven buys his dummy at is called "Halloween Adventure". It is located in New York City. See more
When Lorena is watching the videotape made of Steven apologizing to her for the message he left on her entrance door, you see her expression in several cutaways. The background showing her dining room to the right is always lit except for one cutaway in which the dining room is pitch black. See more
[about Michael going in jail
Serves him right. I hope you rot there, fucking loser.
Heidi! That loser was almost your husband!
Why can't you get it into your head he's a psychopath?
I'm *sure* he is. But he's also a very successful accountant.
Special thanks to the Fagan Family, the Cross Family, the forbidden family of Charlotte and Kendo, the Akel Family, the Sullivan Family, the Jachera Family, Howard Johnson and Tony, Amir, Rich and George, the Kingston Family, the Taylor Family, the Ziff Family, the MacCarthy Family and to all the residents and our friends in Wayne. See more
The Dying Art
Written and Performed by Mike Ruekberg See more