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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 Gremlin passes the "Silver Plume Fair 10 Miles Ahead" signs, the crew are visible, including a sound boom, reflected on the side of the following cars. See more »

Quotes

Mary Horowitz: On the journey of life, just find someone as normal as you. If not, a whole bunch.
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Sunshine Express
Written and Performed by Syd Dale (as Sydney Dale)
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music Library
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Stranger Than Steve
5 September 2009 | by editor-530See all my reviews

My wife and I enjoy Sandra Bullock, and I left the movie, "All About Steve" impressed with the growth of her as an artist. I understood the character that she played, Mary Horowitz, who is socially inept, yet brilliant with words and information. In one sense her character reminded me of Temperance "Bones" Brennan of the TV show, "Bones," who is clueless about how people think of her.

So for the character, Mary, to jump Steve (Bradley Cooper) on their first date, and to stalk him with the misguided idea that he wants her to follow her, was believable to me since I have met people like that. Sandra Bullock took on a character that was innocent in her social stupidity, yet made her almost believable in her irritating behavior. I say, "almost," because she is still quite beautiful and likable. But she is no Johnny Depp yet when it comes to character acting.

We found the movie funny and quirky. I felt that they had a good ensemble cast, even though, Sandra Bullock was the center of the story. I don't believe it will ever be hugely popular though. It had the same unusual character as Will Ferrall and Emma Thompson in "Stranger Than Fiction," although no where as sophisticated as that little masterpiece.

If you like quirky comedy, this is a good movie to watch.


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Country:

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Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

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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