Synopsis: A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): James Bridges
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

When it starts bouncing around,

I get drunk.

If you're going, let's find a story

for you to do at the same time...

in case it doesn't work out. I don't want

you wasting your time or my money.

You cheap f*ck.

You want two stories for the price of one?


I have an idea for a story

that would take place in California.


I got the idea at the Atrium Club,

this morning.

- Who would you be going after?

- Not who, what.

- Excuse me, what will you be going after?

- Health clubs.

- Groan.

- No.

I'll do a story about how they're

turning into the singles bars of the '80s?

Find a couple.

Do a non-fiction love story.

- With pictures.

- Lots of them. It could be hilarious.

Particularly set in Los Angeles.

You know, inflated bodies. Airheads.

- Hot tubs? Alfalfa sprouts?

- Absolutely.

We haven't done L.A. in a long time.

It would be wonderful.

- Sounds great.

- Shit.

- What?

- Carly Simon just walked in.

Oh, God.

- She hated the story you did on her.

- I know, I know.

- Hi, Carly.

- Hi, Carly.

Hi, Carly.

- I read that shit you wrote about me.

- Come on, Carly.

The only thing worse than being

written about is not being written about.

There is a motion with respect to the bail

for Mr. McKenzie.

- Is that correct?

- It is, Your Honour.

- Yes. Is there a written motion?

- No.

I'd like to make an oral presentation.

- You filed the notice?

- Yes, Your Honour.

All right, then, go ahead

and state your reasons.

Then the government may reply.

We are seeking a reduction in bail

based on two major things:

One, Mr. McKenzie is simply

not as wealthy as the government...

and the press, for that matter, imagines.

Let's leave the press out of it.

They have nothing to do with setting bail.

Here they come.

- Charlie, what about the interview?

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Aaron Latham

Aaron Latham (born October 3, 1943) is an American journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. He also co-wrote the book for the short-lived 2003 Broadway musical version. Latham is a regular contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, Esquire, Talk, and The New York Times. Latham has written a few novels and co-wrote the screenplays Perfect, also with Bridges, another film inspired by his articles, and The Program. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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