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101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) (2000)

101 Ways (the things a girl will do to keep her Volvo) chronicles the epic adventures of Watson (Wendy Hoopes), a struggling young writer who moves to the quiet suburbs to write her first ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Wendy Hoopes ... Watson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayce Bartok ... Hank
Rick Bean ... Supermarket Manager (as Richard Bean)
P.J. Brown ... Curt
Todd Carroll Todd Carroll ... Guido Car buyer (as T. Patrick Carroll)
Tracy Christian Tracy Christian ... Winona
Patricia Elliott ... Ruth
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Jack
Sam Freed Sam Freed ... Officer Wright
Jack Gilpin ... George
Jamie Harrold ... Ian
Gabriel Macht ... Dirk
Alexandra Mann Alexandra Mann ... Jeanine
Ken Marino ... Officer Russotelli
Catherine Mueller ... Bagger Girl
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101 Ways (the things a girl will do to keep her Volvo) chronicles the epic adventures of Watson (Wendy Hoopes), a struggling young writer who moves to the quiet suburbs to write her first novel. A New York City native, Watson isn't much of a driver, and her over-protective mother forces her to buy a car she can't afford - a brand new Volvo. Watson falls in love with the car, but real life quickly catches up to her in the form of the repo man when she falls behind on her monthly payments. To avoid losing her beloved wheels, Watson tries her hand at two of the oldest professions: waiting tables and phone sex. At the same time, her meddling best friend (Jamie Harrold), convinces Watson to ignite her stagnant love life by pursuing a sexually-phobic pilot (Gabriel Macht) and an aloof supermarket cashier (Glenn Fitzgerald). The result is a refreshing comedy packed with star cast performances and an overriding moral: life's long and winding road has as many speed bumps as straightaways. Written by KOD

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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All the romance and comedy, but without the Hanks & Ryan
27 November 2001 | by scottygoldSee all my reviews

"101 Ways..." is the perfect movie for those who can handle the shock that there's more to romantic comedies than Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Love's long and winding road has more speed bumps than E-Z Passes.

What makes "101 Ways..." special is that it's a story of a small town girl with big city dreams-or is it a big city girl with small town dreams-trust me-the lead's a girl (Watson) and there is a dream sequence (the hottest supermarket checkout you'll likely see). Where was I? What makes this movie special are all the unique characters Watson comes across as she tries to find Zen in love, job, and car ownership.

From the over protective mother to a fatherly police officer. From a gigolo pilot and a lovelorn cop. From a crappy job to even crappier jobs. Watson encounters a cast of characters-some so special they could even warrant their own film-and quirky situations that she struggles through in funny and surprising ways.

One last note. Kudos to the filmmaker for a making an independent film that doesn't take place in NYC or LA and doesn't involve guns. This film is a refreshing change of pace.


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