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All About Steve (2009)

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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.

Director:

Phil Traill

Writer:

Kim Barker
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Official site [France]

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USA

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alocada obsesión See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,058,106, 6 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,860,010, 6 December 2009
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Shot in 2007. See more »

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If Mary knows some sign language, enough to understand the little deaf girl, she should had been signing to her rather than only speaking to her. See more »

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Mary Horowitz: With your big old hands. Just grabbed my little puppies and went to town.
[Giggles]
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: When in Rome (2011) See more »

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Island Moon
Written by Charles Brotman and Elmer Lim, Jr.
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Interesting but flawed, most likely only fans of romcoms or Bullock will want to take a chance
9 September 2009 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) is the crossword puzzle writer for the Sacramento newspaper. Brainy but reclusive, she is so driven to create good work that her life is consumed with writing and research. Not only that, she is now bunking with her parents, for her old apartment has to be "fumigated". Naturally, her parents want Mary to experience love, marriage, and children so they keep trying to get her out of the house. Setting her up with the son of close friends, Mary reluctantly agrees to go out with Steve (Bradley Cooper). But, oh joy! Steve is a looker and has an intriguing job as the cameraman for a cable news reporter, Hartman (Thomas Haden Church). Mary likes, likes, likes what she sees. But, since the puzzle-writer won't stop talking and makes heavy romantic advances, Steve gets spooked only minutes into their first date and he bolts, citing his need to get to a new work assignment. But, Mary is dizzy in love. She bumbles her next crossword duties, gets fired and, suddenly, decides to follow Steve to his current location, and the next one, too. Steve is horrified and tries to get rid of her but Hartman tells Mary, privately, that Steve is secretly happy she is there and that she should not get discouraged in her pursuit of love. Its a puzzlement! Will Mary get her heart's desire? In the world of romantic comedies, this one is an odd duck. It is interesting and has many good elements but doesn't achieve overall success. However, its weaknesses do not include the cast, for Bullock, Cooper, and especially Haden Church, are great. All of the supporting cast members are very fine, too. In fact, its the actors' skills that elevate the film beyond its script and tentative direction. Yes, it tries to make some good statements about individuality, media hype, and the like. But, it never totally succeeds in getting its points across with aplomb. On a lesser note, the costumes and sets are quite nice indeed. In short, if you love Bullock, Cooper, Haden Church or quirky movies, you might give this one a whirl. Sometimes an interesting "failure" is more fun than a slick but pointless flick.


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