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A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

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Anand Tucker

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Steve Martin (novel), Steve Martin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Ray Porter
Claire Danes ... Mirabelle
Jason Schwartzman ... Jeremy
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Lisa Cramer
Sam Bottoms ... Dan Buttersfield
Frances Conroy ... Catherine Buttersfield
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Christie Richards
Samantha Shelton ... Loki
Gina Doctor Gina Doctor ... Del Rey
Clyde Kusatsu ... Mr. Agasa
Romy Rosemont ... Loan Officer
Joshua Snyder ... Trey Bryan
Rachel Nichols ... Trey's Girlfriend
Shane Edelman ... Chet
Emily Kuroda ... Japanese Woman
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Storyline

Twenty-something native Vermonter Mirabelle Buttersfield, having recently graduated from college, is finding her new life in Los Angeles not quite what she was expecting or hoping. An aspiring artist, she is barely eking out a living working as a clerk at the women's evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and thus she can barely make the payments on her massive student loans. She treats her job with a certain distance, often daydreaming as she watches the life of the rich as they shop at the store. She has made no friends, including from among her Saks colleagues, and thus lives a solitary existence, which does not assist in her dealing with her chronic clinical depression. So it is with some surprise that two men with a romantic interest in her enter her life almost simultaneously. The first is poor slacker Jeremy, who works as an amplifier salesman/font designer. Mirabelle continues dating Jeremy as only a relief to her solitary life, as Jeremy doesn't seem to ... Written by Huggo

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Relationships don't always fit like a glove.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az eladólány See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$229,685, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$10,284,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,125,325
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Fallon was cast as Jeremy but dropped out before filming began. See more »

Goofs

After Jeremy and Mirabelle sleep together, they are talking in bed under a sheet. Jeremy has his arms completely above the sheet. The camera angle changes and now the sheet covers his entire body up to his neck. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Cramer: You want some advice? You never call him. But if he calls you you talk to him, then act like you have another call, keep him on hold for a long time. Like longer than you think is passable. And break dates. Always break dates. Right around the holidays cus then he's just stuck. And fellatio, the sooner the better. And allot. Act like you love it. After he's aditcted, cut him off. That's when you got him.
Mirabelle: Ya, I couldn't do all that.
Lisa Cramer: How come?
Mirabelle: I'm from Vermont.
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Connections

References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Lily & Parrots
(2003)
Written and Performed by Mark Kozelek
Published by God Forbid, BMI
Courtesy of Jetset Records
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Continuation of Martin's bitter humor, but I loved it.
29 November 2005 | by mike-warwickSee all my reviews

One of the best of this year that I have seen. Writing was top notch, acting great, and set direction and cinematography outstanding! Many of the shots were jaw droppingly "wow." A really pretty movie to look at and an emotionally torturing movie to watch for someone closer to Martin's age than the rest of the cast.

Sure, Ray is playing out a fantasy that is kind of creepy, but there are women looking for that kind of relationship, just listen to Dr. Laura. And men too, of course. Plus, the voice over sets this up as it basically says she is looking for love to "find her" and Ray does, so this is built into the premise like it or not. Over the course of the movie she matures beyond her fantasy, and I would like to think Ray does as well, although that isn't as clear.


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