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
Sometimes you need a little help finding yourself.
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21 February 2002 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $30,120,
14 September 2003, Limited Release
Gross USA: $71,305, 5 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 Steven is driving around, the car is clearly in park. See more
[Family dinner, with Lorena and daughter as guests
[to her mother, Fern
Why are you apologizing to her? She's an unwed mother.
Well, better an unwed mother than just plain unwed.
In the international DVD release, there are scenes of Fanny and Micheal talking outside about Tennessee Williams during and after the credits. See more
Referenced in Bad Santa
End of the Party
Written by Mike Ruekberg
Performed by Rex Daisy See more