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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Lesnick ...
Rachel Rosen
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Christine Peterson
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Leah Rosen
Barbara Stuart ...
Sylvia Peterson
Michele Greene ...
Reggie Abravanel
Suzanne Westenhoefer ...
Carol Rosen
Michael Moerman ...
Sam Rosen
David Radford ...
Joe
Don Loper ...
Matthew Rosen
Keith E. Wright ...
Rob
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Danny
Tracy Hughes ...
Nancy
Joel Hepner ...
Stanley Peterson
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Kathi (as Sue Wakefield)
Michael McGee ...
Barry
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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on several blind dates that misfire badly. She finally lets her mother set her up with Christine, a typical Californian girl. Much to Rachel's chagrin, mom is right! Meanwhile, Rachel's friends wait for her to screw up the relationship. They know, even if she won't admit it, that she still carries a torch for her ex-girlfriend and they're not sure what would happen if she reappeared to reclaim Rachel. Written by Helen Lesnick

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$3,156 (USA) (21 February 2003)

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$41,463 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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A Michele Green Triumph
12 January 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie felt very amateurish, but that's probably what was intended. Michele Green caught my attention from the get-go and was extremely good as the spurned lover. I had no idea it was Abby Perkins from LA Law until I watched disk 2 on the DVD extras. A very good turn for her. By her own admission she feels boxed in as an actress with casting directors not being able to see her beyond Abby-types. Hopefully that will change. Helen Lesniak was decent, and watch-able, but looked much older than 34 and not young enough to be the daughter of Arlene Golonka, but perhaps Arlene is just extremely young looking! I really enjoyed Arlene's performance and that of Barbara Stuart. Good casting there. I also thought Erica Shaffer was good, but truly, I couldn't see much attraction between her and Helen. They didn't seem compatible at all. I wouldn't recommend this film to everyone, but I did enjoy it. 6/10 stars.


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