PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
In the scene where Carol reads out a letter of apology and thanks to Melvin, Helen Hunt did one take where she read out an eighteen-page letter in its entirety.
Mommy and Daddy are home!
Simon Bishop: Sorry. You're just fun to mess with.
When Simon first meets Carol, she sees his scars from being beaten by the men robbing him. As he is telling her the story, the camera changes as he says "I almost died," right before Melvin cuts them off (to finish the small talk in the car). Simon's voice does not match his mouth as he says this.
In cast credits dogs are credited as: Verdell - Jill Supporting dogs - Timer, Billy
$12,606,928 (USA) (28 December 1997)