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.
A comedy about finding your voice before you lose your mind.
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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
When Steven and Lorena dance at the wedding, the same red-haired woman is led across the dance floor twice. See more
Are you Jewish?
No, I'm Italian.
Special thanks to Fern Batchko's closet for wardrobe. See more
The Liberty Bell
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Highland Park High School Band See more