In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8 December 2006 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £2,826,520
(8 December 2006)
(26 January 2007)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
On an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(1992), Dustin Hoffman
said that his cameo in the film was not scripted and unplanned. He was driving by the Blockbuster shown in the film and saw all of the cameras and equipment so he decided to stop in and see what was happening. Because he knew director Nancy Meyers
, they worked up a scene which ultimately made the final cut. See more
Amanda's scarf/clothes in the scene at the end when she goes to meet Graham in the house. See more
Long distance relationships can work, you know.
Really? I can't make one work when I live in the same house with someone.
References The Pink Panther
Best of My Love
Written by Al McKay
and Maurice White
Performed by The Emotions
Courtesy of Rhythym Records, Inc. See more