A Date with Miss Fortune

Synopsis: When Jack gets rescued by Maria, a superstitious Portuguese beauty, he has no idea that his life and luck are both about to change. During this accidental "first date", Jack and Maria project idealistic images of themselves -- images that are humorously contradicted through a series of flash-forwards to their future life together.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): John L'Ecuyer
  2 nominations.
97 min


Where the hell did things go wrong?

How did things change so quickly?

I had so many questions.

Some might blame karma,

kismet, fate or destiny,

but those are just good

stripper names to me.

Well, except maybe kismet.

I believe it's the choices we

make that determine our future

nothing else.

I wanna ticket to somewhere

where I can find the face to

leave the memories of Holland

I wanna ticket to somewhere,

anywhere but here

Have you ever felt

like there's no where



Peacock's lost man.

You are gonna bang it in London town.

You smack that royal baby for me alright?

Thank, man.

In the mean time, I don't

know how I'm going

to survive without you.

You know I got these

abandonment issues right?

You'll survive, Wilson.

Really cause I, can I ask you?

Does this look infected to you?


Please see a doctor Wilson,

I got a lot of sh*t to do.

Put me on a fast jet cause

I don't like it on my own

A ticket to love, a ticket to love

Would bring me home

Would bring me ho-o-o-ome

I wanna ticket to happy and

I heard they were free

But I just have to chase her down

I wanna ticket to happy

To wipe away this upside down smile

And I remember the ocean and

how it never seemed so close

But when I was with you, I

wanna ticket to somewhere

And I think I know where now

You want, uhh, fries with that?

Okay, two fries and two onion rings, okay.

So, that would be four cheeseburgers.

Do you want some?

Thank you, dear.

I need you to pretend that you're with me.

See that woman over there?

Don't look!

She's my ex, and I can't be seen alone.

Yeah no, if you don't mind.

Thanks, I owe you.

Let me buy you a slice of apple pie.

This place has the best

apple pie on the west side.

All right, nice try.

I'm sure this works for you all the time.

But I'm really not interested, alright?

I just want Tobe left alone.



How have you been?

Ah, great.

Things are goin' great.

Aw, you don't have to lie to me, Jacky.

I heard you were going

through a rough time.

Just be positive.

Jack, this is Arnold, my husband.


Wow, uhh...


If at first you don't succeed,

you get a bigger ring.

Arnold is an entertainment lawyer.

He does very well for himself.

Well. aren't you going to introduce

me to your little friend?


I'm Maria, Jack's fianc.

Wow, if at first you don't succeed.

I guess things are going

better for you, Jack.


I'm Meagan, Jack's ex wife.

You never told me you were ever married.

We've been going together for three months

and he's never mentioned you.

You are lucky you are so incredibly sexy.


Well, we should get going.

It was nice meeting you.

Bye Jack.

Bye Meagan.

Come on.

Great seeing you again!

Could you stare any harder?


Thank you for that.

Ahh, she deserved it.


Yeah, she kinda did.

Uhh, now can I buy you that apple pie?

Uh, I should get going.

You can call your fianc.

I'll buy him a slice too.

Come on huh, it's the least I could do.

I-I'm leaving the country in what...

Less than six hours.

This is my only chance to repay you.


One way.

Why, one way?

You're kind of nosey, huh?


A fresh start.

How long has it been?

Two years.

And two years married, two years divorced.

She uhh, she left when the goin' got tough.

But she's not the reason I'm leaving.

After looking for work for a while

I finally landed a two

year contract, in London.

I'm a writer.

Oh, yeah?

Are you a novelist?


A journalist?


You write for the movies, don't you?

Uh uh.

I write sitcoms.


Jesus, you look more

disappointed than my father.

Oh no.


I didn't mean to.

Do you remember the show "My Two D*cks"?

A family comedy about a mother

and her two detective sons,

Lasted twelve episodes four years ago.

I'm afraid I'm not familiar.

Ah, don't sweat it.

Neither was anybody else.

"My Two D*cks" sucked.

That's not what you said

when you picked me up

at the diner that night!

I picked you up?!

I'm pretty sure it was

the other way around.

I was the damsel in distress.

Mmm, maybe.

I had a really good time tonight, Jack.

Good, I'm glad somebody did.

The whole evening was pretty

touch and go for me so.

Are you ever serious?

I tried it once, but it just didn't take.

So uhh, it was worth it?

Yeah, maybe.

Good night, Jack.

Uhh, wait.

Do you need me to come up

and you know, fix anything?

Nothing's broken.

I could help you watch tv?

I've got twenty-twenty vision, right here.

Be a shame to waste it.

Goodnight, Jack.

You've got Tobe kidding me?

I kid you not.

Six-years-old and he

says to me, Miss Moniz,

this is the worst day of

education in my life!

And he storms out of my classroom.

I'm glad you stayed for pie.

Me too.


Can I uhh...

Can I ask you something?

You can try.

Well, when I first walked in

here, umm, you were crying.

I wasn't crying.

I have a little confession to make.

I'm not really engaged anymore.

I just broke up with my fianc

and I just, I haven't given

him back the ring yet.

I know, I know, I'm a horrible person.

You're not a horrible person, okay.

You're my hero.

I guess I was just kind a

holding on to the past.

If that makes any sense to you?

It's perfect sense.

It's like the moment you

break-up with someone,

this movie of all the good

times plays over and over

in your head, and the bad times,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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