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SHE'S THE ONE

SYNOPSIS:
While driving his New York cab, Micky (Edward Burns), picks up a pretty fare, Hope (Maxine Bahns), who he marries within 24 hours. His younger brother Francis (Mike McGlone) won't let Micky forget how Mickey's ex-fiance Heather (Cameron Diaz), was unfaithful to him, causing their breakup two years earlier. But now, Francis, who is married to Renee (Jennifer Aniston), is having an affair with Heather, unbeknownst to his brother. But then one day Heather happens to get into Micky's cab…

"Romantic comedy from the talented Edward Burns, She's the One brings together a talented ensemble cast, some of whom have gone on to bigger and better things since this film was made in 1996. There's a certain charm about the film, with its entertaining quips and relationship themes, although at times, instead of hip, it is a little crass and lack-lustre. Easy on the eye, each of the three female leads offers appeal, but the relationships don't always ring true. The sibling rivalry is unconvincing as is the chemistry (or lack of it) between the married couples. But Burns, Diaz, Bahns and Aniston inject an energy and charisma of their own, and they're fun to watch. Undemanding romantic entertainment, She's the One offers some amusing moments for relaxed video viewing."
Louise Keller

"This second feature by Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen) came in for a bit of a critical hammering, which is unfortunate, because it's a sweet old-fashioned piece about family and relationships. Thematically close to its predecessor, She's the One is a more complex and assured work, intricately scripted, delving deeply into character. Featuring early big screen work by Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, both in fine form, She's the One is a beautifully layered film in which plenty is always going on, and the subtleties of human relationships are consistently being explored. Burns is an intuitive director, and does a far better job here than as an actor (his acting is always far too self-conscious) and elicits fine work from veteran John Mahoney. This is not a great film by any means, and lacks the qualities that enhanced the gruff charm of Brothers McMullen, but there's still plenty to enjoy just the same."
Paul Fischer

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Video Distributor: Fox Home Entertainment
Video Release: January 13, 1999
as part of the Valentine Collection
RRP: $19.95

CAST: Jennifer Aniston, Maxine Bahns, Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz, John Mahoney, Mike McGlone

PRODUCER: Ted Hope, James Schamus, Edward Burns

DIRECTOR: Edward Burns

SCRIPT: Edward Burns

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Prinzi

EDITOR: Susan Graef

MUSIC: Tom Petty

PRODUCTION DESIGN: William Barclay

RUNNING TIME: 96 mins

RATING: M

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: October 31, 1996







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