A young man meets a girl on a train, only to spend the rest of the movie trying to reunite with her (one of the love-at-first-sight things), aided by his best friend in a quest of posters and signs that soon gains public notice. Will he ever find his soul mate?Written by
Jim Smith <email@example.com>
In "100 Girls"(2000), Emmanuelle Chriqui starred as a girl who was pursued by a boy who did not know her name or how to find her, which is the premise of this movie. See more »
The "Are You Her?" posters don't include a phone number even though on the poster it is written "My phone number is.." and Kevin is contacted through the phone by the "L-train Girl." See more »
You're like the poster boy for the romantically challenged!
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Just as the credits begin, there is a sound effect for the reels stopping and then titles signifying a "Behind the Scenes" of On the Line appear. We see Lance Bass and Emmanuelle Chriqui in their respective make-up chairs along with a cameo of two make-up artists, played by Justin and Chris from NSync. They exchange "N'Sync is N-Stink" comments with praises for Kevin. See more »
Let me start off by saying that I didn't even know there were N*Sync boys (Backstreet Boys?) in this movie until I read the posts here. The ending credits make a lot more sense to me now. ;-)
The movie itself was pretty decent, I thought. And that's coming from a heterosexual 25 year-old male. Yeah, it's geared towards women, but it's better than the average "chick flick".
The acting was decent. Nothing spectacular, but nothing that made me wretch in pain. And the story is just a twist on a hundred other movies that have been made, for better or worse. I wouldn't classify it as a vehicle for any of the actors, or their associated band.
I guess my only real complaints are:
1) The product placement was absurd. The TV news had a huge MSN logo, the payphones had massive Verizon logos (even though Verizon isn't the phone company in Chicago...SBC/Ameritech is)
2) The girl had a boyfriend who mysteriously disappeared. Did she break up with him? Did he fall on the L tracks? Is he still in that meeting days after the last mention of him? He seemed to be a pointless character. When she described him to her roommate, it sufficed. There was no need for him to be in the movie.
3) What about the guy who wrote the article in the paper? Wasn't he mad that Kevin got what he wanted? Wasn't he mad that he lost his girlfriend to one of Kevin's friends? And did she break up with him? Again, more characters are introduced, but improperly.
Unlike most people, I didn't pay any money to see this. It happened to be on one of the movie channels. If you see it, and liked movies like Serendipity, Sleepless in Seattle, etc., it's worth checking out.
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