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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)  »

Also Known As:

Total verknallt in Tad Hamilton  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,320,066, 23 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,071,962, 2 April 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,866,170, 2 April 2004
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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Rosalee's bangs change drastically when she is on the date with Tad Hamilton. See more »


[Pete sums up the "Win a Date" contest]
Pete: Heaven is just a mouse click away.
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Referenced in Idol (2006) See more »


Something About You
Written by John Ondrasik
Performed by Five for Fighting
Courtesy of Aware Records / Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Another successful upbeat romantic comedy
2 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

So, if you're looking for a movie similar to the Pianist or Road to Perdition this is not the movie to see; but, if what you seek is a fun and upbeat romantic comedy that can serve as an hour and a half long distraction from reality then you have come to the right place. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton is amusing and funny and the young stars are successfully endearing. Audience members will not walk out of the theater after viewing this movie intellectually enlightened but that is not the movies intention. After viewing this movie you will leave the theater feeling happy and optimistic (which is a feat in today's society). Topher Grace and Kate Bosworth are adorable as typical Midwesterners (even if, as a Midwesterner myself I can attest to the fact that they are still a little too Hollywood to fully pass as West Virginian Piggly Wiggly workers). Basically, go to see Win a Date with Tad Hamilton if you want to you want a small morsel to make you temporarily blissful and please, please do not hold it to standards that it is not trying to meet. This movie should be accepted for what it is, not an Oscar contender but instead a little guilty pleasure that will eventually sit on my DVD shelf and serve as to cheer me up and make me laugh. Give it a chance, you might like it too!

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