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.
Unusually, Jon Brion composed music for the film while filming was taking place, experimenting with tones and sounds, making particular note of to what Writer and Director Paul Thomas Anderson was responding. Brion's score would then be played on-set, helping to influence the tone of the film.
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: ...
Reflection of the crew can be seen at the mattress shop when Dean Trumbell is talking to Barry over the phone.
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)