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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

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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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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)

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

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$362,085 (South Africa) (18 June 2004)
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Josh Lucas turned down the role of Tad. See more »

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When Tad is talking to Rosalee at her cash register station, the cash register screen changes twice between shots. First, the total is $0 and there are no items listed. Then, the total is $15 and the screen is full of items. Then, the total is $34. Meanwhile, all of this time Rosalee has not scanned any items. See more »

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Tad: [to Rosalee] What happened here tonight was a force of nature. Two people set out to be friends, but nature would have none of it. Nature wanted them to be more and nature's going to want that tomorrow.
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Whatever Happened to My Rock N' Roll
Written by Robert Been, Peter Hayes & Nicholas Jago
Performed by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (B.R.M.C.)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Much funnier than the typical chick flick!!
26 May 2004 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This movie had much more going for it than I had anticipated. Nathan Lane and Sean Hayes as the agent and manager Richard Levy (both of them had the same name!) were hilarious, as was the hotel clerk - a small part played by Sam Pancake who I at first mistook for Martin Short. Topher Grace had tons of great one-liners, and Ginnifer Goodwin and Kathryn Hahn also really good in supporting roles. I liked Josh Duhamel too, and was interested to find that he really wasn't the stereotypical movie star trying to manipulate Kate Bosworth. His character was really sincere, giving you no one to really dislike and making the plot much more interesting. Overall, I was laughing out loud through a good deal of this movie when I had expected it to be a little lame - a really nice surprise!


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