6.2/10
6,363
48 user 19 critic

Good Advice (2001)

An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.

Director:

Steve Rash
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (HD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Ryan Edward Turner
Angie Harmon ... Page Henson
Denise Richards ... Cindy Styne
Jon Lovitz ... Barry Sherman
Rosanna Arquette ... Cathy Sherman
Estelle Harris ... Iris
Barry Newman ... Donald Simpson
Lisa Rinna ... Veronica Simpson
John de Lancie ... Ted (as John DeLancie)
Francoise Surel ... Lucy Stone
Pete Gardner ... Carl
Troy Byer ... Nancy (as Troy Beyer)
Andrew Berman Andrew Berman ... Steven
Christopher Burkott Christopher Burkott ... Mail Room Clerk
Madison Mason ... Jim Pearson
Edit

Storyline

Ryan is a womanizing stockbroker whose unethical business practices cost him his job and his trader's license. Unable to find another job, he is forced to move in with his equally self-involved (and completely oblivious) girlfriend, Cindy, an insensitive advice columnist on the cusp of losing her own job due to her poor advice and slow work habits. Finding that the truth behind his moving in has nothing to do with romance, Cindy runs off with another man. Ryan decides to stay in the apartment and earn a living by doing Cindy's job. Ryan establishes himself with Cindy's editor, Page, as Cindy's go-fer, collecting Cindy's paychecks and mail and delivering "her" columns. Initially as hopelessly inept as Cindy in giving advice, he nearly gets the column canceled. However, he rapidly grows into the job and the combination of forced introspection, research and the growing knowledge that he is touching other people's lives transforms him. The column becomes an amazing success. Ryan finds his... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From fixing stocks to fixing hearts.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Broker falit, caut partenera cu stare! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie Sheen met his future wife, Denise Richards, on this movie. See more »

Goofs

Angie Harmon's character is spelt Page Henson in the credits but she is called Page Hensen on her desk sign in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Styne: If God had meant me to marry a poor man, he would have made me homely.
See more »

Connections

References Wall Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Pig
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Music by Thomas Laufenberg
Words by marc Norman
Copyright 1999,sledville music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Zany!
25 December 2001 | by savoirSee all my reviews

Good comedy is rare. One of its requirements is that it still be as crisp and enjoyable after three viewings. This one works. While the flick taxes reality, the characters would be very much at home in today's world. The generational interaction created by the superb Estelle Harris and her spicy lines give this movie zip. Without her and despite the well qualified Harmon and Sheen, the movie would have fallen flat. Supporting cast is crucial in good comedy. There is a most plentiful supply here. Charlie Sheen's metamorphizing role from a selfish uncaring cad to a human is smooth. The sensuous Angie Harmon has emphasis and timing that are at once breathtaking. I hope she continues in comedy. The music score is contemporary but distinctive. I hope it comes out in DVD.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 48 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed