Good Advice (2001)
USA / English
"From fixing stocks to fixing hearts.
"An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.
I bought the DVD at the local video store and nearly passed it up:
after all, there are never any good movies in the sales section, are
there? Well, this one definitely is good.
The Story: Ryan is a Wall Street Broker and a real big asshole (as his
friend states: "huge would be an understatement"). But after losing his
job and his girlfriend leaving him for a richer guy, he has to pay the
rent somehow. And the only job he can lay his hands on is writing his
girlfriend's "Ask Cindy"-column. And after dropping all his machismo
the column even turns out successful.... (But before the end of course
he still has to get his revenge for losing his job and also to get a
new girlfriend. Wouldn't be a comedy otherwise, would it?)
While not the very best of movies, it is very and funny and also has a
few memorable quotes. I personally liked the way the camera followed
Ryan's butt several times which was quite refreshing to all the times a
camera drops down a woman's neckline (even though my husband pointed
out the camera did follow Page every time she leaned forward to get up
from her chair).
For me, the movie was actually rather hurtful: I like to clap my hands
or slap my knees at scenes which I really like. And after the movie, my
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