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Good Advice (2001)

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

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Veronica Simpson
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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

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From fixing stocks to fixing hearts.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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15 November 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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Broker falit, caut partenera cu stare!  »

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Charlie Sheen's sister Renee makes a cameo in this film as the flight attendant that speaks to Cindy about the letter she wrote to the column. See more »

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As Ryan is leaving Page's office after telling her about Cindy's condition he is holding the coffee mug she gave him. When we see him in the next shot he is no longer holding the mug. See more »

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Iris: I'm a wonderful housekeeper. I got divorced three times, and I kept all the houses.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Rock Pig
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Music by Thomas Laufenberg
Words by marc Norman
Copyright 1999,sledville music
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Good advice? Watch it.
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Good Advice" tells of a down and out ex-stock broker (Sheen) who takes over his girl friend's advice column leading to love, success, and much fun. With a zinger every few seconds, funny characters and situations, a clever story with a feel good conclusion, "Good Advice" makes for a fresh and fun watch. In the absence of hype and considering the talent behind the film, "GA" qualifies as a "sleeper" and should be a pleasant surprise for most who manage to snag it on cable.


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