After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

Laura Zigman (novel), Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Jane Goodale
Greg Kinnear ... Ray Brown
Hugh Jackman ... Eddie Alden
Marisa Tomei ... Liz
Ellen Barkin ... Diane Roberts
Catherine Dent ... Alice
Peter Friedman ... Stephen
Laura Regan ... Evelyn
Sue Jin Song ... Female Scientist
Keith Reddin Keith Reddin ... Male Scientist
Derick Karlton Grant Derick Karlton Grant ... Flower Delivery Man
Donna Hanover ... Mary Lou Corkle
Matthew Coyle ... Staff Member
Nicolle Rochelle ... Nia (as Nicole Leach)
Pon Yang Pon Yang ... Chinese Vendor
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Storyline

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer of a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. When Ray unexpectedly dumps her, she begins an extensive study of male behavior to try to find out what makes men tick. Her "research" leads her to become an overnight sensation/guru for single women everywhere. When Jane begins to use her womanizing roommate and co-worker Eddie as fodder for her research, she finds both humor and answers where they were least expected. Written by Tenguman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story about the one that got away and the one she never saw coming.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Tony Goldwyn objected to the change from the title from the book ("Animal Husbandry"), but gave into the new title after some persuasion from the marketing department. See more »

Goofs

When Jane goes with Ray to buy him a new shirt, the shirts on the rack change. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Eddie, did you ever find a roommate?
Eddie: Well, no actually.
Ray: You're moving in with Eddie?
Jane: [to Eddie] Because the place I was supposed to move into just suddenly fell apart and I was wondering if the offer was still good.
Ray: You're moving in with Eddie?
Jane: [to Ray] Maybe.
[to Eddie]
Jane: What's it like?
Eddie: 2 bedroom loft, big kitchen, lots of windows...
Jane: Sounds amazing. When can I see it?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the University of Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleading Team. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending sequence on the DVD. The final exchange between Jane and Eddie take place on a rooftop, and not in the street like in the released version. See more »


Soundtracks

Radhe Shyam
Written and Performed by Krishna Das
Courtesy of Triloka Records
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User Reviews

 
cute, not many surprises, and more cute
21 October 2002 | by jamie-120See all my reviews

OK, I wasn't going to comment on this movie, but I just had to ask Kath0rz -- at the risk of getting an answer I'd really rather not hear -- what _exactly_ she meant when she said that a movie featuring cows and Hugh Jackman was "a dangerous combination". (I mean, you had to know it wasn't _that_ kind of movie. Especially with Marisa Tomei in it.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Husbandry See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,010,600, 1 April 2001

Gross USA:

$27,343,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,689,940
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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