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Had a 20-day shoot.
Final film of Adrienne Shelly.
The toddler who plays Lulu in the movie's final scenes is Adrienne Shelly's daughter, Sophie Ostroy.
Writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly wrote the screenplay while she was pregnant with her daughter, Sophie.
Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Broken Dishes'.
The last name of Jenna's doctor, Pomatter, is the combination of three of Adrienne Shelly's favorite Yankees players.
The idea for the five-minute date Adrienne Shelly)'s character Dawn goes on was inspired by Shelly's experience with them years earlier.
Even though Cheryl Hines' character smokes in the movie, Hines herself is actually a non-smoker.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Old Joe's check was apparently for $270,450, although the cursive total is partially covered by a thumb and the digits are off screen. (If you have zoom and freeze frame you can see the first part of the cursive writing when she first starts opening the check.) The amount was obscured on purpose through these methods and quick editing, according to the DVD commentary, in order to help avoid making the film seem dated in any way. The prop department, however, never did get the check quite right; Joe's address on the check is seen as "Box 12, Rural RT. 83, Southern USA."

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