The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger.

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Edward Burns

Writer:

Edward Burns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mahoney ... Mr. Fitzpatrick
Edward Burns ... Mickey Fitzpatrick
Michael McGlone ... Francis Fitzpatrick (as Mike McGlone)
Maxine Bahns ... Hope
Jennifer Aniston ... Renee
Cameron Diaz ... Heather
Malachy McCourt ... Tom
Leslie Mann ... Connie
Amanda Peet ... Molly
Anita Gillette ... Carol
Frank Vincent ... Ron
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Older Woman
Eugene Osborne Smith Eugene Osborne Smith ... Older Man
Robert Weil ... Mr. Deluca
Tom Tammi ... Father John
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Storyline

How do siblings deal with each other in their targets? This is the question tackled in this movie. Blue-collared Mickey drives a New York taxicab since the breakup with his promiscuous ex-fiancée Heather two years ago. His younger, white-collared brother, Francis, cannot let Mickey forget the tragedy of the "hairy ass": (Mickey's image of his apartment floor of the guy having sex with Heather after walking in on them). Finding relief in driving his cab, Mickey meets an art student named Hope whom he marries after knowing her for only 24 hours. Mickey also meets his old lover Heather, and learns more about life itself as taxi fares in the course of a summer. Francis, a young Wall Street corporate raider, unhappy in his marriage to Renee and led by his infidelity, continues his shots at Mickey throughout the film, only to find himself a plot device that lends humor and lessons about marriage and brotherhood when he meets and starts an dangerous affair with Heather, despite Mickey's ... Written by Don Copeland <dcopeland@otb.com>

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A romantic comedy about two brothers... and the one thing that came between them. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, including sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scenes at the beach were filmed at Sun and Surf Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY. See more »

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The level of the beer in mickey's glass changes in the final bar scene. See more »

Quotes

Francis: Well, for one thing, I don't like the fact that you have sex with a geriatric.
Heather Davis: Well, how do you think I feel about you going home and seeing your wife every night?
Francis: I haven't had sex with my wife in months.
Heather Davis: Well, I don't know if that is such a good idea, Francis. Clearly you need the practice.
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Grew Up Fast
Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Produced by Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Tom Petty appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Rick Rubin
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A sleeper!
7 August 1999 | by eguirald-2See all my reviews

A fast-moving and nimble comedy with witty dialogue, an intelligent script, well-developed characters and a credible ethnic ethos. It's unpretentious and amiable, yet truly acerbic when it needs to be. The acting is mostly first-rate.

Well done, Burns!

(I guess all of this will make the delayed-maturity stratum of movie fans truly averse to this movie...)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She's the One See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,088,492, 25 August 1996

Gross USA:

$9,538,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,538,948
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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