R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
An internet fan theory posits that the film contains numerous references to Superman. For instance, Barry is always wearing a blue suit. By collecting the free air miles, he can now fly anywhere he wants (and in fact in one scene he actually attempts to physically fly, jumping from the balcony and landing in the street). Finally, when Lena holds Barry, her red dress resembles a cape.
Yes, I'm still on hold.
Phone Rep: And what was this?
Barry: I'm looking at your advertisement for the airline promotion and giveaway.
Phone Rep: Ah, the 10 for 1 mile plan...
Barry: Yeah, it's hard to understand, because it says "in addition to". But I can't exactly understand in ...
Phone Rep: ...
When Barry and Lena walk down the hotel hallway and turn at a corner, the camera's shadow can be briefly seen on the wall behind them.
The Revolution Studios and New Line logos don't appear until the end of the movie. Only the Columbia Pictures logo appears at the beginning. Columbia only distributed the film.
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