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All About Steve (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 September 2009 (USA)
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Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.



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Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. She's loquacious to a fault. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single, she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network. Within minutes she decides he's the man for her. He's quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances; he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits. She's moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job, and decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest; Steve's team eggs her on. Then she falls in a mine shaft, and she and Steve become a story; is it a love story? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including innuendos | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alocada obsesión  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,058,106 (USA) (4 September 2009)


£275,083 (UK) (15 January 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


One of the many problems with Howard's car is that, "reverse doesn't work," but when we first see the car in the hospital parking lot it has obviously been reversed into its spot. See more »


Mary Horowitz: Mary, why do you wear those stupid red boots all the time? You wanna know why? Because it makes my toes feel like 10 friends on a camping trip, that's why.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the end credits, a competitive TV reporter, in despair that Hartman got popularity by falling into the mine while trying to save Mary, jumps into the mine himself. See more »


Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) See more »


Casta Dive Che Inargenti from Norma
Music by Vincenzo Bellini (as Vincenzo Bellina)
Words by Felice Romani
Arranged and Performed by Helga Bullock
Courtesy of Sandra Bullock
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Count me as another who enjoyed this film
2 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch a lot of movies, though not when first run at theaters -- generally I'll wait until the DVD price falls. This is why I only now getting around to viewing this film that "won" Sandra Bullock her Razzie.

And I believe that the Razzie voters were mistaken. I feel that Bullock did a nice job of playing a quirky, annoying person. Surely there were plenty of performances far more deserving of this award.

Although the character could be annoying, she still seemed like someone that would also be good to have as a friend, particularly as she evolved by the end of the movie. I think that it would not be a stretch to compare Mary to PeeWee Herman in "PeeWee's Big Adventure."

It was a nice cast and I felt that all of the actors really did fine work in this fun little comedy and will be viewing it again.

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