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Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 4 February 2006
Mark Lucas and Theresa Connolly fall in love but their overbearing mothers ruin their wedding plans and possibly their future together.

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Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Sally Nemeth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Crystal Allen ... Theresa Connolly
Ken Marino ... Mark Lucas
Patty Duke ... Bridget Connolly
Patrick Duffy ... James Connolly
Shelley Long ... Betsy Lucas
Bruce Boxleitner ... Frank Lucas
Greg Cromer ... Roger Reyes
Brigid Brannagh ... Angela
Jim O'Heir ... Reverend Mayfield
Julie Araskog ... Club Rep
Patty Weaver Patty Weaver ... Bridal Dress Sales
Phoebe Holston ... Head Chef
Ethan Erickson ... Shawn
Barnaby Hitzig Barnaby Hitzig ... Delivery Man
Alyce Heath ... Tow Truck Driver
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Storyline

The Connollys and the Lucases have long lived next door to each other on Catalina Island. Bridget Connolly and Betsy Lucas have hated each other for as long in both being A-type personalities, while their respective husbands, James Connolly and Frank Lucas, have been golf buddies behind their wives' backs and have done nothing to help resolve their wives' dispute in fearing that if that anger is lost, it will just get redirected to them. Things get more complicated when their respective early thirty-something offspring, schoolteacher Theresa Connolly who has just moved back to Los Angeles after a break-up with her boyfriend of five years in Seattle, and Los Angeles based pilot Mark Lucas, reconnect. While they were not friends when they were growing up next door to each other partly because of their mothers' feud and partly because of the few year age gap between them, they are immediately attracted to each other this second time around. That attraction moves into dating - they each ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Halloween Romance See more »

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1.78 : 1
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When Mark Lucas and Theresa Connolly drive to the spot where the house is to be built, you can see the reflection of some crew and the sound man with the boom mic in the vehicle's front bumper. See more »

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References One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
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Written by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Stephen Lang
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Great Scenery, Great Actors, Valentine's Story
4 February 2006 | by toledohamradioSee all my reviews

"Falling In Love With The Girl Next Door" is definitely worth watching just to see the scenery of beautiful Catalina Island. You do get to see quite a bit of the real island in this show, and nothing is really 'faked' there - as many TV shows tend to distort the actual area where they're filmed. Quite a line-up of talent too. Patty Duke, Shelly Long, Patrick Duffy and Bruce Boxlietner all do well. Story line is a little on the weak side, but it's still cute nonetheless. It's a good Valentine's Day story, and okay as a TV movie, but not Emmy-award winning material by any means. The lead actress is quite good and I look forward to seeing her in future movies. Overall, a good movie to watch on a winter's day. Story is a little predictable, so I won't tell you any more about it, other than you'll have to watch it for yourself.


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