Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anthony Minghella|
|Produced by||Marianne Moloney|
|Written by||Amy Schor|
|Music by||Michael Gore|
|Edited by||John Tintori|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The Samuel Goldwyn Company
(current international distribution)
|Box office||$3,125,424 (USA)|
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Gus DeMarco (Matt Dillon), an electrician, wants to purchase a bowling alley with his friends. The problem is that he still pays alimony to his ex-wife, Leonora (Annabella Sciorra). Gus realizes that if Leonora remarries, he can stop paying alimony, and attempts to match Leonora with various men. James Gandolfini has a small part as one of Lenora's would-be suitors.
In the course of his match-making, and after Gus breaks up with his girlfriend, Rita (Mary-Louise Parker), while Leonora ended things with her professor boyfriend Tom (William Hurt), Gus and Leonora discover that they still care about each other.
- Matt Dillon as Gus DeMarco
- Annabella Sciorra as Leonora DeMarco
- Mary-Louise Parker as Rita Calley
- William Hurt as Tom
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Dominic
- Dan Hedaya as Harvey
- Bruce Kirby as Dante
- Luis Guzman as Juice
- Brooke Smith as Jan
- Bruce Altman as Mr. Wonderful
- James Gandolfini as Mike Crosby
- Vanessa Aspillaga as Marie, Dante's fiancée
The film received mixed reviews. It holds a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.
The film was not a box office success.
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