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At her job, driving instructor Abbie (Madonna) has no problems getting her students to bend over backwards and tie themselves into knots for her. But in life she can't seem to find anyone to tie the knot with her. Robert (Everett), her best friend and confidant, runs a successful landscaping business but is having equally dismal luck finding his Mr. Right. When Abbie's latest relationship crumbles, she turns to Robert (who happens to be gay) for comfort and advice. They commiserate over a parade of margaritas and martinis, which results in an unexpected tryst. Abbie becomes pregnant and believing, that this may be her one shot at motherhood, decides to have the child. Robert, committed to being a good father, moves in with her, and together they create an unconventional but loving home for their precocious son, Sam (Stumpf). Robert continues to date but keeps parenting as his first priority. Abbie, on the other hand, uses her yoga skills to remain celibate but finally relents when she meets Ben (Bratt), ...
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CastBenjamin Bratt
DirectorJohn Schlesinger
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  Paramount Home Entertainment (August 29, 2000)
Runtime:  1hr 48min
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review by . March 21, 2000
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Pros: Interesting plot, Rupert Everett and Benjamin Bratt     Cons: Bad ending, some characters unrealistic     If the heroine of this movie had been someone other than Madonna, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. As it stands now, with Madonna playing Abbie (essentially HERSELF), it was a so-so movie which made me hate the Material Girl! Madonna plays Abbie, a yoga instructor with a pretentious fake British accent that comes and goes. What a coincidence! …
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