A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.
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.
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
Sandra Bullock won the Golden Raspberry ("Razzie") Award for Worst Actress for this film, and appeared at the event to claim her prize, becoming only the second actress to accept the award in person, after Halle Berry in 2005. Bullock brought a wagon full of DVDs of the film for the three hundred attendees, and stated she believed most voters had not actually watched the film and voted for her just to see if she would appear at the ceremony. She asked them to watch or re-watch the film, and if the audience changed their minds and decided she was not the "Worst Actress", Bullock promised to come to the ceremony next year, return her award, and buy drinks for everybody. See more »
If Mary knows enough sign language to understand the little deaf girl, she should have been signing to her instead of just speaking to her. See more »
And you! Geraldo! Lose the wig! You look like a retired porn star. Who you fooling? Oh, that's a great disguise, Einstein. THE VAN'S THE SAME, DUMBASS!
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I can't understand all the bad reviews for this film under Rotten Tomatoes. It was awesome. Maybe one needs to be a bit wacky to like it or have sympathy for the character Mary, but it had me in stitches several times. You realize this women is missing some basic social graces and is probably autistic, but she is so likable too! All the acting is fantastic, and it gives insight into being a roving reporter and all the nonsense associated with that, as well as the whole crossword puzzle thing. And it's a cute journey around the outer fringes of the country and plays like a slightly weird Wizard of Oz journey with interested characters popping up along the route. Thank you Sandra for this one! It will be kept in my library to watch again every few years.
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