Two NYC roomies have a pact to jump off Brooklyn Bridge, if they haven't found life partners before she's 30. That's less than a month away.


Eric Schaeffer


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Lucy Ackerman
Eric Schaeffer ... Joe MacGonaughgill
Ben Stiller ... Bwick Elias
Elle Macpherson ... Jane Lindquist
James Rebhorn ... Simon Ackerman
Robert John Burke ... Handsome Man
David Thornton ... Ted
Bill Sage ... Dick
Dominic Chianese ... Al
Scarlett Johansson ... Emily
Michael Storms Michael Storms ... Sam
Jason Myers Jason Myers ... Billy
Emily Hart ... Eddy
Paul Greco ... Rene
Mujibur Rahman Mujibur Rahman ... Counterman


Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Written by Bob Amaden <>

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A comedy for the romantically challenged.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Emily Hart's film debut. See more »


The roses in the final scene when Joe hugs Lucy. See more »


Lucy Ackerman: You know, I sort of like this dating thing, I'm sort of getting the things here. What I do is, sit back and watch as these strange men try to impress you in weird and stupid ways and then... and then you pick the least disgusting one, I guess.
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Just as bad as I remember
29 January 2007 | by MitioriSee all my reviews

I saw this in the movies. I think it was the one and only time in my entire life I've fallen asleep in public. But that might have been my date. Either way, this movie was terrible. Now, I've seen it again. It wasn't just age or what was going on with my life - or who I was with. This is a terrible movie. The two lead characters who are supposed to be best friends are mean to each other and do not communicate clearly. Joe, the lead "male" and writer of the movie, dresses like a girl - complete with headband and dresses and leggings. In fact, he dresses like a little girl in the 1980's. The lead woman, played by SJP, who I can never hate, is just not likable. Nor does she make sense. One second she likes Ben Stiller's pointless character, the next she's rolling her eyes at him like the rest of us. The base story is interesting and one of my favorites, I won't spoil what that is, but suffice it to say there was plenty of potential. This movie doesn't carry it off. The editing is bad - but perhaps that's mostly the fault of a shallow script and unlikeable characters. The actors can't be faulted. They do their best with virtually no material.

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Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If Lucy Fell See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,308,088, 10 March 1996

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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