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How to Deal (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 July 2003 (USA)
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A teenager (Moore), disillusioned by too many examples of love gone wrong, refuses to believe that true love exists. Then this new guy (Ford) comes along...

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Grandma Halley
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Storyline

Halley is a young high school student who is disillusioned with love after seeing the many dysfunctional relationships around her. Her parents are now divorced and her father has a new young girlfriend she doesn't care for too much. Her mother is now always alone; and her sister is so overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding that she barely leaves the house anymore. On top of that, the shallowness of all the girls and guys at her school convinces Halley that finding true love is impossible. A tragic accident, however, leads her to meeting Macon, and suddenly Halley finds that true love can occur under unusual circumstances. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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18 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enamórate  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,809,960 (USA) (18 July 2003)

Gross:

$61,305 (South Africa) (23 January 2004)
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Mandy Moore cut her hair short because she felt it suited the role; the movie producers weren't happy about it. In the end they compromised and had her wear hair extension for some of the movie and then have her having her hair cut put into the film. See more »

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When Halley is sitting with her grandmother on the bench in the backyard, the grandmother's right arm is around Halley's shoulder. The grandmother's hand jumps from 'cupping' her shoulder to hanging straight down in front of it to 'cupping' it again, depending on the shot. See more »

Quotes

Halley: First, you're going to take three steps towards me so you can put your hands on my waist. Then you're going to kiss me in 3... 2...
[kisses]
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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On & On
Written and Performed by Stephen Bishop
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
Under license from Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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Bad Rap, Cute Film
21 February 2005 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

*Don't worry, No spoilers!* I loved this movie. Of course when I saw it I wasn't expecting anything really life changing, so you shouldn't either. It is just a fun film that is perfect for a teenage audience. I couldn't believe it was on the $5.50 rack at Walmart! If you're not into teen dramas then I don't recommend this film, but if thats your bag then go for it! It reminded me of the movie "Saved!" mixed with a little bit of "Say Anything". Trent Ford is unbelievably cute in it, which led me to renting the film "Deeply" which is also a very romantic movie. I do recommend you to keep a box of tissues on hand, I cried like a baby at one point. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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