A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene, with disastrous results.


Michelle Danner


Richard Vetere (play), Richard Vetere (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Johnny
Ruth Barrie ... Stan's Mother
Carlos M. Castillón Carlos M. Castillón ... Jose (as Carlos Castillion)
Cliff Bemis ... Radio Announcer
John Cirigliano John Cirigliano ... The Birdman
Brian T. Clancey Brian T. Clancey ... Bartender
Michelle Danner ... Laura
Brian Drillinger Brian Drillinger ... Stan
Christine Dunford ... Ann Marie
Jodie Edwards Jodie Edwards ... Girl on Bench
Rob Estes ... Artie
Alison Eastwood ... Karen
Eric Gorman Eric Gorman ... Towtruck Driver
Alexandra Guarnieri ... Coatcheck Girl
Diana Horowitz Diana Horowitz ... Hands / Water 1


Three relationships turn sour during dinner at a popular eatery: A self-proclaimed dating expert persuades his friend, who lost his young wife three years earlier, to go out on a date, which turns out to be disastrous; the restaurant's manager learns that her boyfriend is going to bet their entire savings on the Super Bowl that night instead of proposing to her; and a bookie takes his mistress out for dinner and tells her that he is being targeted by the Russian Mafia. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content and language

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Christine Dunford and Jason Alexander also appeared together in two episodes of Seinfeld: Seinfeld: The Limo (1992) and Seinfeld: The Pie (1994). See more »


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Loved it!
24 May 2010 | by becka-worthingtonSee all my reviews

What a fun movie! I was having a rough day at work and literally the whole debacle of the dinner date made my evening. I loved how the director was able to weave such intense emotional responses amongst a lot of good humor. And I'm huge Jason Alexander fan anyways so getting to see him in that light was so much fun. Also Rob Estes was super sad the whole time- I just wanted to squeeze him! Also I have some relatives in Queens and the stereotypes they were poking fun at were actually quite life like. Its dangerous territory that's for sure. Seriously though I'd certainly recommend it for a date night- the chemistry between the characters was great.

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28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Cómo prepararse para una cita en Queens See more »

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