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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 January 2004 (USA)
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A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.



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Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday--somehow--meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton. The somehow arrives in the form of a contest--the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton--and the someday is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply, hopelessly--and secretly--in love with Rosalee. The Win a Date contest was cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy, and his manager, also named Richard Levy, to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the real world, he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In every love story, there's only room for one leading man.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Total verknallt in Tad Hamilton  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,320,066 (USA) (23 January 2004)


$362,085 (South Africa) (18 June 2004)

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Did You Know?


David Daskal:  star of Average Joe (2003) as an extra when Rosie returns from her lunch time date with Tad Hamilton, and again in the bar when Peter gets a bullseye playing darts. See more »


When Tad is dropping Rosalee off at Piggly Wiggly after their first lunch date in her hometown you can see the top of the windshield and visors in the shots of her standing outside of the car. Tad says, "See you at 7?" and she agrees and watches him pull away, however, when they cut back to view her from the front you can still see the top of the windshield and visors. Which means the car would still be sitting in front of her. See more »


Tad: Do you guys have any suites?
Hotel Clerk: Sure we got sweets. We got some lollies down here by the register, if you wanna pop on by and get yourself a lolly.
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Referenced in Joey: Joey and the Moving In (2005) See more »


Written & Performed by Bonnie McKee
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Kate Bosworth was not right for the role...
24 February 2004 | by (Evansville, IN) – See all my reviews

I felt like this movie could have been a lot better if there had been some real chemistry between both Tad (Josh Duhamel) and Rosalee (Kate Bosworth) and Pete (Topher Grace) and Rosalee would have had just a little bit of chemistry. Rosalee was so ditzy and had no personality or substance in the film, although both of the men chasing after her claimed that she did. I didn't root for either couple to stay with her, because I couldn't believe that either character would have been interested in her. Her first scenes when she met Tad were extremely cheesy, and her annoying accent when conversing with Pete was too much to handle. Too bad since Topher Grace is fabulous in any role and the hotness of Josh Duhamel cancels out any flaws in his acting.

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