Steven, nearly 30 and living with his parents, sees an old Edgar Bergen movie on TV and decides to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a ventriloquist. His beautiful unemployment counselor Lorena finds him work, but puts out a restraining order on him when he paints a thank-you note on her door. Later, this young mother agrees to date him anyway, but finds his bickering family, and his inexperience with women, daunting to a relationship. Steven's sister Heidi is a wedding planner with a drunken ex-fiancé who keeps showing up at the door. His friend Fangora is a pseudo-punk rocker whose sex does not prevent her from giving him terrible advice about women. The wedding of a Jewish girl, who wants Klezmer music and gets something unexpected, will become a turning point in everyone's lives.
Sometimes you need a little help finding yourself.
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21 February 2002 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $30,120,
14 September 2003, Limited Release
Gross USA: $71,305, 5 October 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The store that Steven buys his dummy at is called "Halloween Adventure". It is located in New York City. See more
Steven's jacket and shirt change when he enters the magic store at the beginning of the movie, then change back after he exits. See more
[Enters Steven's room and sees him in his underwear, with his dummy dressed as a child
... Gross! You look like a child molester!
In the international DVD release, there are scenes of Fanny and Micheal talking outside about Tennessee Williams during and after the credits. See more
Referenced in Bad Santa
Written by Paul Wallfisch
Performed by Milla Jovovich See more