Directed By: Anthony Minghella Starring: Matt Dillon

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Product Overview

A romantic comedy about a divorced man's search for the perfect mate for his ex-wife.


Studio Warner
SKU 40119210
UPC 085391298823
UPC 14 00085391298823
Format DVD
Release Date 2/3/2004
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Gus (Matt Dillon) wants to invest in an old, dilapidated bowling alley with his Con Edison co-workers, but alimony payments to his ex-wife, Lee (Annabella Sciorra), make his dream unattainable. The only way that Gus can regain his financial stability is to stop paying alimony, which he can only do if Lee remarries. Gus starts a crusade to find Lee the perfect man with results that surprise everyone involved. British director Anthony Minghella's first American film also features William Hurt as Lee's married boyfriend and Mary-Louise Parker as Gus's love interest.
Plot Summary
Summary Con Ed worker Gus (Matt Dillon) hopes to partner with his co-workers and realize his dream of refurbishing his old neighborhood bowling alley. There's only one hitch in Gus's business venture: he doles out so much alimony to his ex-wife Lee (Annabella Sciorra)--a continuing education student dating her married English lit professor (William Hurt)--that it keeps him in a financial straitjacket. To relieve himself of the monetary burden and be able to invest in the bowling alley, Gus decides to marry Lee off. First, however, he has the onerous job of finding her "Mr. Right." Gus seeks potential mates for Lee at his job site, at traffic lights and anywhere else he can find them, resulting in a series of hopeless dates for his ex. In the matchmaking process, Gus realizes that Lee's perfect mate is closer than either of them ever suspected.
Variety "...Charming....Minghella offers an appealing array of characters..." 10/25/1993
Anthony Minghella
Matt Dillon
Cast & Crew
Matt Dillon - Star
William Hurt - Star
Annabella Sciorra - Star
David Barry Gray - Star
Mary-Louise Parker - Star
Vicki Polon - Screenwriter
Anthony Minghella - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 12988
UPC 00085391298823
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Scene Access, Interactive, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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