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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sucker for romance
I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. Loved this one. Can't watch it with the wife though. She can't stand the Muriel Lang character (Rosie Perez), and granted she is unbelievably annoying, but still... I love this movie and the good heart of Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage).
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3.0 out of 5 stars All Charlie wants out of life are a few simple things....
: to be a good cop and a helpful neighbour; to love his wife and start a family. Unfortunately his wife (Rosie Perez) is a scheming money-grabbing, social-climbing superbitch, who is starting to regret marrying Charlie (Nicolas Cage). Then there's Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda), a good hearted waitress at a small coffee shop who's been driven to bankruptcy by her...
Published on 21 Feb 2000


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5.0 out of 5 stars it could happen to you, 14 Jan 2013
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Loved this film a right classic female tear but feel good film
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Super, would watch it over and over again
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great movie at a great price thanks, 30 Dec 2012
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shame the writing on the case is not in english like the one advertised but otherwise a great film at great value for money cheers
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14 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All Charlie wants out of life are a few simple things...., 21 Feb 2000
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: to be a good cop and a helpful neighbour; to love his wife and start a family. Unfortunately his wife (Rosie Perez) is a scheming money-grabbing, social-climbing superbitch, who is starting to regret marrying Charlie (Nicolas Cage). Then there's Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda), a good hearted waitress at a small coffee shop who's been driven to bankruptcy by her estranged husband. Charlie ends up in Yvonnes coffee shop one lunchtime and on realizing he doesn't have enough cash for a tip he promises to share with her any winnings from the lottery ticket he has just bought. When Charlie wins $4million things get very interesting indeed....
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3.0 out of 5 stars From fact to flatline fiction, 30 Aug 2007
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J. A. Eyon "Little Raven" (Seattle - USA) - See all my reviews
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The actual story behind the highly fictionalized movie script could have made a really good movie. According to the urban legend website SNOPES, the real events involved a not-so-young waitress and a not-so-young police detective who together select the winning numbers to a $6 million jackpot. There was no hint of romance between the two. But that would be too open-ended for the cookie cutter mentalities behind this movie. They must have went into a conference room -- or a lunch room -- or a diner -- and derived this formulaic romance between two unhappily married people.

Their result was this plot bringing together a Prince Charming, a Cinderella, a the Wicked Witch of New York. But they forget to include a nice dramatic flow of events. I just didn't experience any peaks and very little emotional depth. In the end, I wasn't satisfied.

At least Nicholas Cage makes the most of the opportunity to be normal and charming rather than quirky and charming (one of his first such efforts). He gives the movie whatever depth it attains. Pretty Bridge Fonda gives her usual quiet, unexciting performance. They're responsible for most of the positive rating I give this movie.

Rosie Perez, unfortunately, overwhelms the entire proceedings with nasally witchiness. And that's not the memory I want to take away from a movie.

So, I'm looking forward to the remake based on my own soon-to-be lottery success... Oooh, Briii-dget....
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