With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Harris K. Telemacher is a "wacky weekend weatherman" for a local Los Angeles television station, who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliché ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative Freeway sign, Harris embarks on a journey through Los Angeles in pursuit of Sarah, an English reporter who has been sent to the City of Angels to research an article for the London Times.Written by
When Sara plays the tuba over the telephone with her mother, they play in perfect sync. Presumably her mother lives in the UK. Given the distance between the UK and the US West Coast, the time it would take for the signal to travel back and forth would make it very difficult to stay synchronized. Her mother would have to play the keyboard early to account for the signal travel time, so it would appear synced on Sara's end as it does in the movie. But her mother would hear Sara playing with double the delay. Plus, if they both have their phones on speaker, the sound of the instruments would also start to reverb over the call. See more »
[Admiring a painting]
I like the relationships. I mean, each character has his own story. The puppy is a bit too much, but you have to over look things like that in these kinds of paintings. The way he's *holding* her... it's almost... filthy. I mean, he's about to kiss her and she's pulling away. The way the leg's sort of smashed up against her... Phew... Look how he's painted the blouse sort of translucent. You can just make out her breasts underneath and it's sort of touching him about here. ...
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SanDeE* (Sarah Jessica Parker) is very peculiar about how her name is spelled. Still, the character is listed as "Sandy" in the credits. See more »
A deleted scene featuring John Lithgow was reinstated in the cable-tv version of the film. See more »
Arrangement by Fairbairn
Performed by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (as The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
Courtesy of RCA Records, A Division of BMG Music See more »
Quite similar to Woody Allen's Manhattan, and not quite as good, but pretty close to it. Steve Martin stands for comedy, and this movie is filled with jokes; some very funny others pretty stupid. What I like the most with this film is the acting of Sarah Jessica Parker; she is SO great. Overall, highly watchable.
7 or 8 out of 10.
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