Perfect Date Movies Volume 4: Love & Laughter

Perfect Date Movies Volume 4: Love & Laughter

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Chris Columbus, Joel Coen, Stan Dragoti

Cast: Bobby Farrelly, Chris Columbus, Joel Coen, Stan Dragoti

     
 
In this updated and gender-reversed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac, Janeane Garofalo stars as Abby, the host of a radio talk show for people who have problems with pets. One day, she gets a call from Brian (Ben Chaplin) who is having trouble with his Great Dane (who enjoys roller skating). After a few minutes on the phone, Brian is immediately taken with Abby,

Overview

In this updated and gender-reversed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac, Janeane Garofalo stars as Abby, the host of a radio talk show for people who have problems with pets. One day, she gets a call from Brian (Ben Chaplin) who is having trouble with his Great Dane (who enjoys roller skating). After a few minutes on the phone, Brian is immediately taken with Abby, and she's certainly interested in him. However, while Abby is not unattractive, she's terribly self-conscious about her appearance. When he asks her for a description, instead of telling him she's a diminutive brunette with big brown eyes, she describes her neighbor Noelle (Uma Thurman), a tall, rail-thin, blue eyed blonde. When Ben sets up a date, Abby is frantic and convinces Noelle to take her place. However, while Abby sounds smart, witty and charming over the radio (or the telephone), Noelle speaks like -- well, I think the phrase dumb blonde is called for here. Brian becomes puzzled -- why is it Abby is so great on the phone but so inarticulate in person? And what's the story with her friend, the cute brunette who sounds so smart? Noelle is even more confused; she wants to help her friend, but she's finding herself falling for Brian as well. The Truth About Cats and Dogs gave Ben Chaplin his first role in an American film and Janeane Garofalo's first starring turn after several notable supporting performances.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Daniel Weizmann
From the brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly -- creators of Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary -- comes more silliness that takes the old good cop/bad cop concept to Jekyll-and-Hyde extremes. Jim Carrey is Charlie, a hilariously naive, nice-guy cop who develops an alternate personality to vent his rage: the ruthless tough guy Hank. Renee Zellweger is Irene, a girl in some trouble with the law and the mob. When Charlie's medication is misplaced, both he and Hank fall for Irene, and at this point her real trouble begins. While not as romantically engaging as Something About Mary - the gross-out factor is just as high, with castration gags, trash-talkin’ triplets (the result of an affair Charlie’s wife had with a black dwarf) , and more. The special-edition wide-screen DVD features commentary by the Farrelly brothers, deleted scenes, the Foo Fighters video "Breakout," trailers, TV spots, and a special behind-the-scenes featurette.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0024543397083
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:48:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Grant Samuel Falkner
Nicolas Cage H.I. McDonnough
Tom Hanks Richard
Holly Hunter Ed
Jim Carrey Charlie/Hank
Julianne Moore Rebecca Taylor
Lori Singer Maddy
Dabney Coleman Cooper
Renée Zellweger Irene
Tom Arnold Marty Dwyer
Trey Wilson Nathan Arizona, Sr.
Charles Durning Ross
Chris Cooper Lt. Gerke
Joan Cusack Gail Dwyer
John Goodman Gale
Carrie Fisher Paula
Jeff Goldblum Sean Fletcher
Robert Forster Col. Partington
William Forsythe Evelle
Richard Jenkins Agent Boshane
Rob Moran Trooper Finneran

Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director
Chris Columbus Director
Joel Coen Director
Stan Dragoti Director
Peter Farrelly Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Me, Myself & Irene
1. Main Titles
2. In the Beginning
3. Charlie's Worst Fear
4. Growing Up
5. Hank
6. Irene
7. The E.P.A.
8. Danger
9. Tango Man
10. Manhunt
11. No Money
12. Table Manners
13. Traveling Companions
14. Problem Control
15. The Boys Get Involved
16. Irene Confesses
17. Charlie Gets Mad
18. Saving Irene
19. End Titles
20. Pop's Thumb
Disc #2 -- Raising Arizona
1. The Revolving Door of Justice
2. The Salad Days
3. Main Titles
4. The Arizona Household
5. A Hot Baby
6. The Snopes Redemption
7. The Dream Warrior
8. A Federal Case
9. Glen and Dot
10. H.I. on the Run
11. A Tempting Proposition
12. Letter of Love
13. Leonard Smalls
14. Everyone Wants Junior
15. Juniors New Daddies
16. Breaking Up
17. The Bank Job
18. Warthog From Hell
19. Home Again
20. Dream On
21. End Titles
Disc #3 -- Nine Months
1. Main Titles
2. Wanting More
3. The Dwyers
4. The Kiddie Shrink
5. You're Pregnant?
6. Sean
7. A Full House
8. Kids, Kids, Kids
9. Ready or Not...
10. Dr. Kosevich
11. Life-Changing Events
12. The Toy Store
13. Arnie Loves You
14. Let's Get On
15. Sean's Advice
16. The Ultrasound
17. All by Myself
18. Missing Rebecca
19. Starting Over
20. The Babysitter
21. Baby, I Love You
22. To the Hospital
23. Special Delivery
24. It's a Girl!
25. A Family
26. A Great Team
27. These Are the Days
28. End Titles
Disc #4, Side A -- The Man With One Red Shoe: Full Screen
1. Main Titles
2. Spies
3. The C.I.A.
4. Bugs
5. A Decoy
6. Richard
7. At the Dentist's
8. Coming Home
9. All About Richard
10. Paula
11. A Ball Game
12. The Jealous Husband
13. The Scam
14. At the Symphony
15. Visiting Maddy
16. Maddy's Song
17. Protecting the Innocent
18. An Attack
19. An Abduction
20. A Confession
21. A Happy Ending
22. End Titles
Disc #4, Side B -- The Man With One Red Shoe: Widescreen
1. Main Titles
2. Spies
3. The C.I.A.
4. Bugs
5. A Decoy
6. Richard
7. At the Dentist's
8. Coming Home
9. All About Richard
10. Paula
11. A Ball Game
12. The Jealous Husband
13. The Scam
14. At the Symphony
15. Visiting Maddy
16. Maddy's Song
17. Protecting the Innocent
18. An Attack
19. An Abduction
20. A Confession
21. A Happy Ending
22. End Titles

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