A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begins to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events.Written by
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The original screenplay was about a woman in a coma and a man pretending to be her fiancé. Many studio executives thought this to be too predatory, but one suggested reversing the roles. Once the script was rewritten, the movie was picked up by Hollywood Pictures. See more »
While on the tracks Lucy tells Peter that the train coming toward them is an express, then the train comes to a stop.
However, the train sounds its horn as it approaches Peter & Lucy on the tracks, indicating that they are seen by the driver. Even though the two are not hit, the near miss would have required the driver to stop the train. See more »
Which of the Three Stooges was Peter's favorite?
He's everybody's favorite.
I like Shemp.
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In the video release, the scene when Jack offers to drive Lucy to Celeste's party is shortened. When shown in theaters, you see them get into the truck, drive less than a block, and then get back out. See more »
This is my absolute No.1 favourite feel good film of all time about a lonely girl who lives with her pretty little pet cat . Lucy is single , has no siblings & has parents who've passed away .
She lives alone with her long haired calico cat , Mel , works holidays & feels a wee bit lonely around Christmas while decorating her Christmas tree watched by Mel .
She passes her time thinking about her dad , eating dinner with her cat , negotiating with her boss , attending Christmas parties , being set up by her downstairs neighbour-cum-landlord with his cocky , mouth-breather of a son ( the very sweet , Joe Fusco Jr. ) & secretly mooning after daily train commuter - the well dressed , dashing Peter Callaghan ; from her token booth.
Things change for Lucy on Christmas Day when she saves Peter from the train tracks onto which he's fallen . At the hospital , Peter is in a coma & she's mistaken as his fiancee .
Before she can clarify , she is enveloped by Peter's loving , talkative family & she succumbs , reluctantly at first & later willingly , to the warm embrace of being part of a large , quirky family once again - a farce she carries on partly at Saul's ( Peter's godfather ) behest & mostly because of her emotional connection with not just the family , but to Peter's brother, Jack ( Bill Pullman ) - who is , at first , suspicious of Lucy supposedly being his polished , urbane brother's , scruffy girlfriend ; but finds himself drawn to her & gets familiar with her quirks ( about Florence , her unstamped passport etc ) & quietly falls in love with her .
Its all smooth sailing after that , till Lucy & Peters wedding date is finalized when Peter wakes up from his coma ( & believes he has amnesia )
Jack refuses to acknowledge his feelings for Lucy , believing her to be his brothers intended , putting Lucy in a fix .
Whom does Lucy marry to end her lonely existence & who finally takes her to Florence , fulfilling her dreams ?
A slow paced , pleasant , romantic comedy .
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