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
In every love story, there's only room for one leading man.
23 January 2004 (USA)
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
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Opening Weekend: $153,242
(4 June 2004)
(18 June 2004)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
When Tad is getting dressed to go on his first date with Rosalee his shirt is fully opened in one shot and is closed in the next. When we cut to him again he is buttoning his shirt. See more
When great love is rejected, Rosalee, something inside a man dies. So all he can do is run away, where he can meet the girl he'll love second most.
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