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I Want to Marry Ryan Banks (2004)

Ryan Banks' manager and old friend, Todd, comes up with the idea to have Ryan be the bachelor on a reality dating show in order to clean up his image. The only problem is, Todd falls in love with Charlie, the girl to whom Ryan has chosen to propose.

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Sheldon Larry

Writer:

Chad Hodge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Priestley ... Ryan Banks
Bradley Cooper ... Todd Doherty
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Charlie Norton (as Emma Caulfield)
Mark L. Walberg ... Stan
Paige Jones Paige Jones ... Jessica
Nicole Oliver ... Trish
Lauren Lee Smith ... Lauren
Leah Cairns ... Mindy
Allison Warnyca Allison Warnyca ... Dana
David Parker David Parker ... Patrick
Jennifer Kitchen ... Leslie Lyon
Erin Karpluk ... Nikki
Cameron Bancroft ... Larry
Garwin Sanford ... Ed Miller
Melissa Barker Sauer Melissa Barker Sauer ... Tristin (as Melissa Barker-Sauer)
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Storyline

Sexy Ryan Banks becomes a Hollywood star overnight when he's asked to act at a party and convinces his best friend Todd Doherty to become his exclusive manager. When his career goes down hill after a failed movie, the firms boss gives Todd three months to turn the tide. Todd gets a TV station to stage a six weeks reality dating show to pick -with input from the viewers- bachelor Ryan's bride from 15 preselected candidates -all handpicked to improve Ryan's image- who cohabit with him in a fairy-tale mansion. Charlie Norton from Boston was entered by her sister and only accepts at Ryan's personal insistence, and soon proves both his and the audience's favorite. The takes for the show are a surreal experience; Todd constantly coaches Ryan trough a miniature earpiece. However Charlie spontaneously feels for Todd and finds out he's the one who thinks up all Ryan's good answers; he is torn between his professional loyalty and personal emotions, so she decides to repulse Ryan on the show, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reality of Love See more »

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Trivia

Besides Jason Priestley and Emma Caulfield, this movie also featured Cameron Bancroft, who played Joe Bradley in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). See more »

Goofs

During Ryan's date with the first of the four finalists, the waiter pours Ryan a glass of champagne. In between shots, the level of champagne changes while it is poured. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Banks: [to Japanese waitress] A couple of dragon rolls, definately. Thanks.
Charlie Norton: [to waitress] You know, I would like a Chinese chicken salad.
Ryan Banks: Charlie, this is a Japanese restaurant.
Charlie Norton: Uh, yeah.
[to waitress]
Charlie Norton: Could you make sure the chicken isn't cooked in oil, the lettuce is triple washed and the dressing is egg free?
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References The Bachelor (2002) See more »

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Le Cafe
Composed by William Pearson
Performed by William Pearson
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Definitely watchable - and likable!
26 November 2004 | by dis-affected_youthSee all my reviews

I'm a sucker for romantic comedies so evidently, watching this movie (known under "The Reality of Love"), i couldn't help but like it. It is definitely typical in a sense, more or less predictable - the movie does manage to pull in a twist or two. The amusing thing about this is perhaps the somewhat "realistic" look at reality TV that the movie gives... Really gives you an inside on how "real" these shows are...

Emma Caulfield here is very sweet and natural, very different from her Buffy days. Her character, Charlie, is stereotypically the perfect girl that eventually attracts Bradley Cooper's character... Both actors I thought had some chemistry - perhaps not explosive in the sense but on-screen, these two looked like they had known each other for a long time.

Jason Priestly, I suppose didn't have to stretch too far to play Ryan Banks - its an almost autobiographical mirror self of his old days in BH90210, which I must say is a long long time ago. He has definitely shed the good looking image he once had - I had trouble liking him in the movie, not only because of his egotistical character but for him to supposedly be HOT, i just didn't buy the act.

Overall, I did love the movie - it's really just a sweet TV film, simple, predictable but devilishly charming.


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