The film opens with a loving husband and wife preparing for a very important fund raising dinner. The evening ends with the loss of the wife. In a hospital a weak young woman who may die soon if she can not get a new heart. Jump ahead one year the young woman received a heart and is trying to adjust to a life no longer counted by hours or days, she can actually make plans. The grieving husband and his dog are still trying to adjust to life without his wife. His friends keep trying to pry him from his "work is my life" existence by setting him up on blinds dates. Finally he actually shows up for one at an Irish-Italian restaurant where he finds himself more attracted to the waitress than his blind date. He finds an excuse to return to the restaurant in hopes of seeing the waitress again, there's just something attractive about her. Unknown to both the attraction they both feel for one another is Grace has the heart of Bob's dead wife. What can you say after that! Carroll O'Connor says ...Written by
Bonnie Hunt's brother is a physician at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He arranged for the hospital to be used as a setting in the film. See more »
When Elizabeth is being rushed into the hospital, it's said that she's 34 years old. Later in the film during bowling, Bob reveals that he's 38, yet he also says that he and Elizabeth started dating when they were in the same high school class. This is possible since it is over a year later, which would have made Elizabeth 35/36, and not all high school classes are divided by grade. It is also possible that Bob was simply rounding up to "25 years" when stating how long it had been since he'd last gone bowling and/or he was not also 13 while attending the 13th birthday party of the girl he mentioned. See more »
This beautiful, charming love story drew me in immediately with its lovable characters and heart-warming romance. I became so attached to the characters throughout the film that I felt as if I knew them personally. The storyline is very enchanting, and it brought me to tears in several touching moments. Duchovny and Driver have a very cute, chaste relationship that you can't help getting involved in. This one's worth watching more than once, and showing to all your friends. I'm just curious, why wasn't this a big hit?
I give this a 10 out of 10! Spectacular film! (And this is coming from a guy who thinks that 9 out of 10 movies aren't even worth watching.)
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