Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

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Phil Traill

Writer:

Kim Barker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Mary Horowitz
Thomas Haden Church ... Hartman
Bradley Cooper ... Steve
Ken Jeong ... Angus
DJ Qualls ... Howard
Howard Hesseman ... Mr. Horowitz
Keith David ... Corbitt
Beth Grant ... Mrs. Horowitz
Katy Mixon ... Elizabeth
M.C. Gainey ... Norm the Truck Driver
Holmes Osborne ... Soloman
Delaney Hamilton Delaney Hamilton ... Little Deaf Girl
Jason Jones ... Vasquez
Carlos Gómez ... Rescue Supervisor (as Carlos Gomez)
George Sharperson ... Rescuer
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Storyline

Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. She's loquacious to a fault. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single, she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network. Within minutes she decides he's the man for her. He's quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances; he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits. She's moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job, and decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest; Steve's team eggs her on. Then she falls in a mine shaft, and she and Steve become a story; is it a love story? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including innuendos | See all certifications »

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In the movie poster, the umbrella is red and white but in the movie the umbrella is blue and white. See more »

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When the truck driver shows Mary his driver license, it's a regular Arizona operator's license, with "Driver License" in blue. A trucker's license has "Commercial Driver License" in green. See more »

Quotes

Mary Horowitz: There's over a million Stevens with a "V" in the country. It's much more popular than the "PH" way. Twice as popular, in fact. I think it was the the Brits who prefer their PH's.
Steve: [in British accent] Yeah. Not as much as their fish and chips.
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Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Everybody Got Their Something
Written by Nikka Costa and Justin Stanley (as Justin M. Stanley)
Performed by Nikka Costa
Courtesy of Go Funk Yourself Records Inc.
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Great satire of TV News
8 September 2009 | by cubbyphil69See all my reviews

I went in to the theater for the eye candy (Sandra Bullock), and came out laughing at the great job of parody they did on my former area of employment (TV News). And they do a nice revision of the main plot of "The Big Carnival" by Kirk Douglas - not a comedy - about an unscrupulous journalist (is there any other kind...) who tries to milk every drop from a man-trapped-in-cave story to jump-start his career. Sandra does a fine job of portraying her character realistically, as much realism as you can expect in a comedy/satire. This is what they used to call "screwball comedies" back in the black-and-white film era, except that the male actor always had talent. I haven't seen any evidence yet that Bradley Cooper gets work for any reason except being cute; no problem, talent will not be required from him for another ten to fifteen years. Thomas Hayden Church, as usual, nails the self-absorbed pompous airhead character they always have him play. That's OK, if you're good at only one thing and can make a career of it, at least he's a step ahead of Bradley. My main disappointment was that the apple-head sculpture website they mention for one character doesn't exist. You type in the domain name, and it takes you to the movie website. I wanted apple-heads, doggonnit! Oh, and they didn't put Katie Mixon to nearly enough use, what a waste of......TALENT! This one is a keeper on my Sandra Bullock DVD shelf.


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Country:

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Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All About Steve See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,241,214, 6 September 2009

Gross USA:

$33,862,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,105,542
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