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.
Just as the film was entering production, the long-term relationship between Mary-Lynn Rajskub and Composer Jon Brion came to end, which meant that during the scoring there were days where Brion was forced to watch his ex-girlfriend on-screen for up to eight hours at a time. In order to heal from the experience, Brion urged Fiona Apple to work on some songs for a new album. Coincidentally, the resulting album was "Extraordinary Machine", which is widely speculated to be about Apple's break-up from Paul Thomas Anderson.
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: ...
After the brothers smash into Barry's car and it stops spinning, blood trickles from Lena's scalp and onto her cheek. When Barry returns to the car after beating up the brothers, there is no blood on Lena's face.
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.
$367,203 (USA) (13 October 2002)