R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
The ventriloquist teacher in the classroom scene (Alan Semok) designed and built the film's title character and also played teacher in real life as Adrien Brody's personal trainer, teaching Brody ventriloquism and puppet manipulation in a three week crash course during ... ...
Why are you apologizing to her? She's an unwed mother.
Fern: Well, better an unwed mother than just plain unwed.
Steven returns the dummy to the magic shop where he bought it. However, when he leaves the shop, a sign reading "All sales final" can be seen on the door behind him.
Special thanks to Fern Batchko's closet for wardrobe.
$30,120 (USA) (14 September 2003)
$71,305 (USA) (5 October 2003)
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