Waitress Caroline (Marisa Tomei) is superficially confident and outgoing, but deep down inside feels insecure about relationships and has had a string of failed romances. One night whilst walking home her reclusive busboy colleague Adam (Christian Slater), who is secretly smitten with her, saves her from being attacked. Caroline is secretly intrigued by her shy saviour and tries to break into his solitary world - which is difficult at first but eventually blossoms into romance.
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Christian Slater and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei deliver brilliant performances in this beautifully-crafted modern-day romance about two lost souls who find love through each other.
Tomei portrays Caroline, a diner waitress who is consistently (and miserably) unlucky in love. Slater is Adam, the diner's reclusive busboy who harbours a secret crush on Caroline, yet is too shy to speak to her. But all that changes one cold night, when Caroline finds herself in a life threatening situation on her walk home and Adam appears out of the shadows to rescue her. Intrigued by her unlikely knight in shining armour, Caroline tenderly breakes through into his lonely world. Together, the two forge a bond of trust and understanding that ulimately blossoms into one of cinema's most unforgettable love stories.
Lending her unique brand of energy and talent, Rosie Perez co-stars as Caroline's fellow waitress and best friend in this touchingly honest blend of realism and humour that works magnificently because its heart is in the right place.