Halley is a young high school student who is disillusioned with love after seeing the many dysfunctional relationships around her. Her parents are now divorced and her father has a new young girlfriend she doesn't care for too much. Her mother is now always alone; and her sister is so overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding that she barely leaves the house anymore. On top of that, the shallowness of all the girls and guys at her school convinces Halley that finding true love is impossible. A tragic accident, however, leads her to meeting Macon, and suddenly Halley finds that true love can occur under unusual circumstances.
Sujit R. Varma
A lesson in love for non-believers.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements
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18 July 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,809,960,
20 July 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $14,108,518, 10 August 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Mandy Moore cut her hair short because she felt it suited the role; the movie producers weren't happy about it. In the end they compromised and had her wear hair extension for some of the movie and then have her having her hair cut put into the film. See more
Towards the end, Halley and Macon are dancing in the hallway. Nurses are visible in the background, in the next shot, they disappear. See more
The quickest way to ruin a relationship with someone is to actually try to have a relationship with them.
Do You Realize?
Written by Wayne Coyne
(as W. Coyne), S. Drozd, M. Ivins and D. Fridmann
Performed by The Flaming Lips
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