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Perky, perfect Carolyn and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters plan to win Sorority of the Year by impressing the Greek Council with a killer charity: coaching mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games. When Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin she's terrified at first, but soon sees in him something she's never seen before: a gentle humanity and honest clarity that touches her soul. To the horror of her friends and Pumpkin's overprotective mother, Carolyn falls in love, becoming an outcast in the process. As Carolyn's "perfect life" falls apart, Pumpkin teaches her that perfect isn't always perfect after all. Written by Press kit

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A comedy for the romantically challenged.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 March 2004 (Spain)  »

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Meu Namorado Pumpkin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,514 (USA) (28 June 2002)

Gross:

$305,690 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Trivia

The sorority Alpha Omega Pi is actually based on UC Berkeley's Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The writer Adam Larson Broder lived next door to their house when he went to college there. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline runs to fetch Pumpkin from the beach, her hair is sticking up in the air from the wind, then when she kneels down next to Pumpkin, her hair is perfect again. See more »

Quotes

Carolyn McDuffy: I'm sorry Julie, but Pumpkin is not sitting in the back of the bus anymore.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »

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Sorority Song
Music by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl) and Ken Stange
Lyrics by Adam Larson Broder
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This movie is wonderful!
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot of depth. The actors did an excellent job portraying very three-dimensional characters. Occasionally, I found myself rooting for the antagonists. In this movie Christina Ricci's character is part of a comically cliché sorority. The sorority sisters decide to mentor mentally retarded college freshmen as a goodwill project to help them win a contest. When Ricci's character meets Pumpkin, played by Hank Harris, her entire world changes. My world changed too, because I suddenly had a new favorite movie.

The writing was superb. This outstanding story is both hilarious and touching. The directing was top-notch as was this pacing of this perfect little movie. The sense of humor displayed ranges from quirky to diabolical.

I would recommend this movie to fans of Donnie Darko, Napolian Dynamite, or Last Supper :)


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