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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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some drug references and language | See all certifications »
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23 January 2004 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$153,242 (South Africa) (4 June 2004)

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$362,085 (South Africa) (18 June 2004)
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The real Fraziers Bottom is located in Putnam Co., West Virginia just west of Charleston. However, most of the filming in West Virginia took place in the Fayetteville (Fayette Co.) area which is located roughly 50 miles east of Charleston. See more »

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One of the characters mentioned "the cloverleaf on Route 73." The only Route 73 in West Virginia is a small state-maintained road. And none of the interstates has a cloverleaf. See more »

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[at the airport]
Pete: I got you something.
[holds up can of Pringles]
Pete: You know, in case you don't want the prime rib in first class.
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Written by Ricky Brennan, Brendan Harney & Scott Levesque
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A sweet chick flick
23 January 2006 | by (the World) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton". It's a brainless, cutesy little romantic comedy -- but that's okay since it doesn't try to be anything deep or uber meaningful. Topher Grace does a good job playing the sort of nerdy-uber romantic-always crushing on cheerleaders but never having one as a girlfriend guy. It seems to be a really natural performance, possible too natural? ;) Just kidding. But honestly, he does as good of a job as any guy can do in a movie that is totally geared towards the female population. Needless to say, the moral of this story is pretty obvious and it's one we've seen at least a gazillion times before. But I liked it and it's perfect if you're looking for something that requires no brain power at all.


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