An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 5.7/10 (19,735 voted)
Critic's Score: 49/100
Stars: Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan
An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-talent son's gory paintings through the art house and gets the FBI into the picture. Everything then falls apart when the son is accidentally shot.
Writers: Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn
FBI Agent Bob Connell
Carol the Photographer
FBI Agent Lewis
Helen, Michael's Assistant
A romantic comedy you can't refuse.
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Release Date: 20 August 1999
Filming Locations: Knickerbocker Bar & Grill -33 University Place, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,178,289
(22 August 1999)
(21 November 1999)
Did You Know?
The theme music was not composed for the film. It is recycled from the hit 1990s British television show
Jeeves and Wooster.
Near the end of the film, during the wedding scene, an FBI agents' earphone is shown on the left side of his head, and in the next shot with him it's shown on the right side of his head.
[Frank is trying to teach Michael to talk like a mobster]
Here, try this, "Hey, fuggeddabout it!"
Hey, forget about it!
No, like this, "Hey, fuggeddabout it!" Change you T's to D's.
Hey, fuggeddaboud id!
You said change Ts to Ds!
Not the last one! OK, forget that one, try this one, "Get the hell outta here." No Rs.
Get the hail outta hee.
Not hee! Heah!
Loads of laughs
This was great. People exaggerate the amount of roles where Hugh Grant
the loveable Englishman. There's only been 3 to my knowledge. I don't
care anyway, as he is brilliant in that role. DeNiro, John Wayne, Morgan
Freeman etc generally play the same role in their films and it doesn't put
the viewer off.
This wasn't up to Four Weddings or Notting Hill standard. The story line
it down, but only slightly. You need to be of a certain intelligence level
to find the satire & dry wit of these films, funny. Give me that anyday to
the sex & masturbation gags in most films or the childish braindead crap
from Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey that that mistakenly falls into the genre
It's such an easy film to watch and enjoy. There's more humour at the
beginning than the end of Mickey Blue Eyes, but it has at least half a
laugh out loud scenes and is worthy of a mark far superior than
Highly recommendable, a very high …