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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:

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

Gross:

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

In the scene near the beginning of the movie, where the camera switches back and forth from Tad to Pete, Pete eventually sits down to dinner with a book. The book is titled 'A Good Man is Hard to Find', which is a short story written by Flannery O'Connor, a prominent Catholic author who lived in the Protestant-dominant south in a small town probably similar to that of Rosalee and Pete's small town. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Rosalee: Do you think it's possible to love someone your whole life and never really realize it until something happens that makes you see?
Tad: [looking puzzled but amazed] What's that from?
Rosalee: It's not from anything, I'm just saying it to you.
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Fluffy little film
18 May 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I admit it. I saw this movie simply because I wanted to see something light and fluffy. I got what I wanted.

Yes, it's a chick flick. Yes, it's predictable. Yes, it has the typical Hollywood ending. But the film never said it was going to be anything but that, and that's why I liked it. No political agendas. No heavy drama and/or gut-wrenching scenes. In fact, there really wasn't anything in this film that was really negative. It was just a cute, fluffy little film that was intended to make you fill light-hearted when it was over. And for me, that is exactly what it did.

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