Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
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
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
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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