L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough, after his actress girlfriend dumps him, to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take care of herself and her Detroit suburb house anyway. Helpful Carter soon overcomes mishaps to bond with the foxy neighbor across the street and her daughters. Helping them actually helps him regain perspective and self-confidence.Written by
In the scene where Carter, Lucy and Paige are trying to pick a movie at the theater, one of their choices is "The Age of Adeline" which wasn't released until 2015. See more »
When Carter and Lucy come home from the party the drive way is empty. However when Carter steps out of the car you can see a part of Sarah's SUV. See more »
Grandma, listen to me. It's not okay to answer the door when you're not wearing pants. In fact, it's never okay to do anything involving other people when you're not wearing any clothes.
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Try Whistling This
Written and Performed by Neil Finn
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Not necessarily a chick flick
I admit to be surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. Well cast, Meg Ryan in particular.
I enjoyed the dialog, the understated humor, and the story line. The grandmother's role left me somewhat confused, not sure I understand why it was written (or played) the way that it was. However that may be it was the device to get the main character Wisconsin, or was that Michigan? Meg Ryan finally had a role that she excel in. Just the right touch of someone who is more than they seem, and not realizing that themselves. Very interesting story between she and the main character...how they reach out and touch each other, impact each other's lives. Wish the movie had been about twenty minutes longer to better develop the characters and the interaction between them...but two hour movies just aren't the norm anymore and the 100 minutes must suffice. However, it was a 100 minutes well spent.
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