R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute.
After its limited release in October 1995, Mira Sorvino received her Academy Award nomination. When it was released nationally in January of 1996 the television ads for the film was re-edited to make it seem that Sorvino's character was on the telephone thanking the Academy for the nomination.
Oh my God! It's more serious than we thought!
Greek Chorus Leader: It's very serious! Her marriage to Lenny is in crisis!
Greek Chorus: With the passage of time, even the strongest bonds become fragile!
Greek Chorus Leader: Great, fellas, it sounds like a fortune cookie!
Greek Chorus: Oh, Zeus! Most potent of gods! We ...
The Belmont Park race caller announces that the last-place Eager Beaver is fading when Eager Beaver was actually gaining ground, and finishes the race a length-and-a-half behind the horse in front of him.
The Greek Chorus does the "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles At You)" song-and-dance production number over half the credits.
$326,494 29 October 1995