Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
Michael is a 'guardian angel' who appears when children need an invisible ('imaginary') friend until the birthday after his help worked. His charge from ages 5 to 10, would be-author Jane Claremont, is about to marry Tv series star Hugh Danderford. Now Michael appears again, but neither understands with which mission. He's in love with her, a new experience, gradually seduces her by being his irresistible, soul-mate-like self and becomes corporeal. She stubbornly claims toward him, Hugh and her best friend, a psychotherapist, to remain committed to Hugh. Written by
Alyssa Mylano plays Ivan Sergei's girlfriend in the movie. In the series "Charmed" they played sister (Phoebe Halliwell) and brother in law (Henry Mitchell - husband of Paige Matthews - half sister of Phoebe). See more »
During the last 15 minutes, Jane and Michael are standing outside talking. It is obvious they are not really outside, as there is no wind, their hair never moves at all nor does anything move in the background. See more »
People don't become what they wanted to when they were kids, otherwise all little boys would be firefighters or dump truck drivers and all little girls would become Madonna.
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One of the best recent romances around, a total delight!
Jane (Alyssa Milano) once had an imaginary friend when she was a little girl. An only child to a busy mother, Vivian (Stockard Channing), she needed Michael time and time again to help her in daily living. But, on the day the wee gal turned ten, Mother took her shopping for jewelry at Tiffanys and Michael said goodbye! He told Jane the rules of imaginary pals was written in stone, that is, after age ten, children needed to "grow up" and learn to solve their own troubles. Needless to say, Jane is heartbroken as she watches Michael disappear down the elevator. Flash forward 20 years. Now, Jane works in the theater business with her mother and is engaged to a successful but ego-driven actor, Hugh (the gorgeous Ivan Sergei). With the wedding weeks away, Jane is still having difficulty choosing a gown, flowers, a cake and more. What a surprise it is, then, that a grown-up Michael (Eric Winter) returns to help out! After realizing he is NOT a stalker, Jane accepts that he is indeed her former best friend and, wow, is he cute. Having him by her side makes it easy to choose the right dress and everything else. But, since Michael temporarily bunks on Jane's couch, having no "earthly" home, the two may be in danger of becoming more than pals! Meanwhile, Hugh is doing interviews, signing autographs, and focusing little attention to a supposed rival, haha. What will Jane's heart tell her in the end? This is one beautiful and funny romance, based on a book by James Patterson. Milano is lovely and comical as the lead character while Winter and Sergei are two of the most talented eye-candy actors around. For romcom fans, it doesn't get much better. Channing and all of the other cast members do fine work, too. The Manhattan setting, costumes, script, direction, and all other film amenities are most fine, despite that the film was a made-for-television movie. So, dear fans everywhere, try to grab hold of this winner, for it truly shines as brilliantly as a diamond from the well-known store of the stars.
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