The story of a peculiar love triangle involving two brothers.

Director:

Matthew Bright

Writer:

Matthew Bright (as Bill Weiner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Rolfe
Peter Dinklage ... Maurice
Kate Beckinsale ... Carol
Matthew McConaughey ... Steven Bedalia
Patricia Arquette ... Lucy
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Kitty Katz
Ed Gale ... Bobby Barry
David Alan Grier ... Jerry Robin Jr.
Marcia DeRousse Marcia DeRousse ... Kathleen (as Marcia de Rousse)
Kacie Borrowman ... Margaret
Michael J. Anderson ... Bruno
Cherub Freed ... Tiffany (as Cherub Fried)
Alexa Nikolas ... Susan Barry
Brittney Guzman ... Janice
Santiago Segura ... Motel Manager
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Storyline

Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe. Written by Earl Baker

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Taglines:

It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Matthew Bright was fired after he turned in his cut, and the whole film was then re-edited. Peter Dinklage has said the original director's cut, which screened in Austin, TX, was "gorgeous", but the people who fired Bright "ruined the movie". See more »

Goofs

At the Saharan hotel, when Lucy adjusts Maurice's back her round suitcase displays a 'love yourself' label reading right-side-up. In the next shot the label is missing. And then, when Lucy goes to pour another drink, the label is shown again reading upside-down. See more »

Quotes

Carol: Have you ever been involved with a little person sexually?
Steven Bedalia: No, just kid's stuff, you know? Y'know, all the kids would come over, we'd sit in a circle, play doctor and that kind of thing. Couldn't have been more than ten or twelve, so that doesn't really count.
Carol: So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would have loved to see that.
Steven Bedalia: You would like to see that.
Carol: Yes, I would.
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut ran for two hours and thirty minutes, and was screened in Austin, TX. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best That I Can
Music and Lyrics by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Recorded by Peter Dowdall
Mixed by Michael Golub
Performed by Terry Brock
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Ugh
23 December 2009 | by dmasurskySee all my reviews

Huge disappointment. Great cast, and it started out really promising, but by the end it was total Movie of the Week. Not sure what they were thinking - the movie seemed nicely offbeat during the first half but then it got bogged down in melodrama. I learned a lot about dwarfism of course, which seems like it was the point, but I didn't enjoy the movie and that's a shame. Kate Beckinsale is a terrific actress who can move effortlessly among genres, but she is ultimately wasted here in a part that a much less talented woman could have played. It was fun to see so many well-known Little People, and they were all excellent, but not enough to save the movie. Too bad, because this could have been something special.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiptoes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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