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Good Advice (2001)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ryan Edward Turner
... Page Henson
... Cindy Styne
... Barry Sherman
... Cathy Sherman
... Iris
... Donald Simpson
... Veronica Simpson
... Ted (as John DeLancie)
... Lucy Stone
... Carl
... Nancy (as Troy Beyer)
Andrew Berman ... Steven
Christopher Burkott ... Mail Room Clerk
... Jim Pearson
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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 met his future wife, Denise Richards, on this movie. See more »

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When Ryan is talking with Page over drinks/contract discussions, the camera moves in and out from Ryan/Page to Page. In the switch between close-up and distant shots, you see locks of hair dangling near Page's face in the close-ups, but, in the distant shots, her hair is perfectly set. 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 Midnight Cowboy (1969) 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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Really Very Enjoyable
11 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

It takes a lot for me to enjoy a romantic comedy I usually don't. But "Good Advice" is one of the few that I would recommend. It is funny! The whole movie too. This is so well written and directed that there is not a dull moment anywhere in it. The actors are ALL perfectly cast with Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and Barry Newman especially so. What is really good about this film is that the writers concentrated on the humorous storyline about the lovelorn column deception and not pad it out with unneeded romantic scenes between the two main characters. The film reminds me of those type of "frothy" comedies they made in the 1960's (without the heavy sexual humor that this film has of course) and because of it's unique blend of comedy, light romance and pathos the makers ended up with a witty highly entertaining movie.


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