In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.
Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a grossly obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? Written by
After getting into her make up for the first time, Gwyneth Paltrow spent the rest of the day walking around in public. No one recognized her, and she used people's reaction to her as an obese women to help understand her character in the film. See more »
When Hal carries Rosemary to the car, a boom mic is reflected in the glass at the top of the front door. See more »
Hal, don't you think you're being a bit shallow here in the way you look at women?
Well, no! You know, I'd like her to be into culture and shit, too.
Ok Hal, hypothetical situation; Which do you prefer, a girlfriend missing one breast or half a brain?
Hmmm, toughie. What about the remaining breast? Is it big?
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After the credits, Walt prepares to go skiing. See more »
Paltrow's pretty good here, I enjoyed this movie a lot. Not great but certainly good, carries a nice message and it's a good premise.
However, a lot of people did get offended by this. The movie kind of does that to itself-though the theme here is "everybodys' beautiful" etc etc and meant to look at how much women are judged by their looks, the movie wasn't as bold as it could have been. If it REALLY wanted to take hold of this issue there would have been more of the "heavy paltrow" not just a few quick shots. Shows the thin paltrow a lot more and it shouldn't. Does anyone get the feeling the movie was almost afraid of it's own subject matter? That's what takes the "oomph" out of the movie and makes it a sweet little picture rather then an outstanding film. Still, it's OK-I know many people, both heavy and thin who saw this, most were not offended by the picture but had the movie aimed for serious movie making instead of predictable Hollywood fare(the former would have been more appropriate for the subject matter at hand) the movie would have been a lot better.
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