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A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

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Twenty-something native Vermonter Mirabelle Buttersfield, having recently graduated from college, is finding her new life in Los Angeles not quite what she was expecting or hoping. An aspiring artist, she is barely eking out a living working as a clerk at the women's evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and thus she can barely make the payments on her massive student loans. She treats her job with a certain distance, often daydreaming as she watches the life of the rich as they shop at the store. She has made no friends, including from among her Saks colleagues, and thus lives a solitary existence, which does not assist in her dealing with her chronic clinical depression. So it is with some surprise that two men with a romantic interest in her enter her life almost simultaneously. The first is poor slacker Jeremy, who works as an amplifier salesman/font designer. Mirabelle continues dating Jeremy as only a relief to her solitary life, as Jeremy doesn't seem to ... Written by Huggo

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Relationships don't always fit like a glove.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 November 2005 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$229,685 (USA) (21 October 2005)

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$10,281,585 (USA) (17 March 2006)
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For the scene in Mirabelle's bedroom where the cat jumps on the bed and watches her and Jeremy, there were actually two cats used. The director explains in his commentary that one could jump but never watched, and the other was good at watching but couldn't jump. See more »

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When Mirabelle turns and walks towards Jeremy after her final meeting with Ray, an aerial shot shows Jeremy to be raising his arms to embrace her. In the next shot, his arms are at his sides. See more »

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Lisa Cramer: You want some advice? You never call him. But if he calls you you talk to him, then act like you have another call, keep him on hold for a long time. Like longer than you think is passable. And break dates. Always break dates. Right around the holidays cus then he's just stuck. And fellatio, the sooner the better. And allot. Act like you love it. After he's aditcted, cut him off. That's when you got him.
Mirabelle: Ya, I couldn't do all that.
Lisa Cramer: How come?
Mirabelle: I'm from Vermont.
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References You've Got Mail (1998) See more »

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Lily & Parrots
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This is no time to stop believing in love!
27 December 2005 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

Just saw it... Wow! What an EXCELLENT movie! Several appropriate quotes come to mind: There's hope for love, yet! I may be a GUY and all that, but it was definitely handkerchief time a few times during this movie!

I'd like to get the ONLY negative observation out of the way at the start, I feel Steve Martin could have skipped some of the voice overs, or STOPPED earlier, giving us SOME credit for appreciating the situation, without having to spoon feed it to us in case we missed it. If that had been skipped it would have been PERFECT. - I realize, though, in today's numbed (read that as "dumb") society some of the people may not get the whole story, so I guess the thinking people must make allowances for him trying to put his point across to them, but there you go.

This is a great LOVE date movie. You can even expect to get married soon after you see it with a partner! Also expect it raising questions in your relationship. Where you're going with it, will it be going anywhere, etc.

In case you haven't seen it, here's a quick plot synopsis: It's somewhat romantic a story of a girl working at a rather expensive department store who dates two guys who are very different. First the young, uncouth, immature and impulsive guy. Then a rich, suave, intense and sophisticated guy (Steve Martin). Basically it's a moral tale that puts her in various situations which puts the audience sympathy on her side. It is unfair, the way she is treated, and if it inspires someone to be more less like the characters, more truthful and honest, it will have served it's purpose, and entertained you at the same time.

That's what makes it so great.

It's one of these movies where you leave feeling you're a better person than when you came into the cinema.


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