Synopsis: Twenty-something native Vermonter Mirabelle Buttersfield, having recently graduated from college, is finding her new life in Los Angeles not quite what she was expecting or hoping. An aspiring artist, she is barely eking out a living working as a clerk at the women's evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and thus she can barely make the payments on her massive student loans. She treats her job with a certain distance, often daydreaming as she watches the life of the rich as they shop at the store. She has made no friends, including from among her Saks colleagues, and thus lives a solitary existence, which does not assist in her dealing with her chronic clinical depression. So it is with some surprise that two men with a romantic interest in her enter her life almost simultaneously. The first is poor slacker Jeremy, who works as an amplifier salesman/font designer. Mirabelle continues dating Jeremy as only a relief to her solitary life, as Jeremy doesn't seem to u
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Anand Tucker
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

All right!

Mirabelle Buttersfield moved from Vermount,

hoping to begin her life

And now she is stranded

in the vast openness of L.A.

She keeps working to make connections..

But the pile of new disturbances

is starting to overwhelm her

What Mirabelle needs is an ominationed

voice to illuminate and spotlight her.

And to inform everyone..

.. that this one has value.

This one, standing behind the

counter in the glove department.

And to find her counterpart..

.. and bring him to her.

Come on.

Come on out.

You want something? You wanna eat?

There's some food out here.

Here it is.. It's in the kitchen!

Good night, Sylvia.


You have a student loan of $49,452..

.. and you're currently

paying off at the rate of..

.. 45 dollars a month.


Do you think you could

increase that amount to-

Just a sec..

$160 a month?

Well. I..

I would love to, but..

That's just not gonna happen.

- Really?

- Yeah.


I mean... Hello.


Do you need change?

No, I'm fine.


Where do you work?


Oh. Saks.



Sex with Avenue?

Where do you work?

In my studio. I'm an artist.

- Oh yeah?

- Yeah.

- Me too.

- Oh really? What kind?

I draw. What do you do?

I'm involved in stencilling.

You know Holy Dog Amplifiers?

I do the logo.

Yeah, I'll show you.

This is, like, some thumbs I did.

It's all, you know. Like, soon they'll

all find them obviously and..

This is my favourite one.

I've called this Font Los Angeles because..

This is Los Angeles. This is my favourite one.

I'm an okay guy, by the way.

You didn't have to tell me that.

I didn't have to come.

I could tell.

Well, how could you tell?

'Cause I'm a really poor judge of character.

I am a poor judge of character as well.

The worst.

Excuse me, young lady.

Two things.

One, I was wondering if

I could have a change from you..

.. because my stuff's still damp.

And two:

I was wondering if I could, please..

.. have your phone number, so that I could..

.. give you a call.

I'm Jeremy.

I will call you.


I'll get it.. I'll get it next time, okay?


- Hi.

- Hi.

You look nice.


Yeah.. thanks.

Are you ready..

.. to have the time of your life?


I'm ready.

All right, young lady.

It's fantastic, isn't it?


Are we going in?

Go in?

Oh no.

I stop and look at it.

So.. we would just sit here, then?


Or walk around.

This place is called 'seawalk'.

You got to eat and attend to my date book.

It's not called city-going-to-see-a-movie.

Ticket's like 10 bucks.

I like it here.


I come here to think about thumbs.

I've actually been working on a thumb for you.

It's my most favourite.

The Ls go like that.

- We could split it.

- Okay, let's split it.

- Okay.

- Okay, could you, can I borrow a few bucks?

Congratulations, you've officially

gone on a date with Jeremy.

Don't forget to hold the

handle when you lock the door.

52 steps!

- Well, thanks for driving me.

- Can I see your place?

I think I should go to bed.

I'm tired.



- Good night.

- Oh, okay, okay, okay.

Well, let me give you my number.

Have you got a pen?



I do.

You got a paper?


How high is that?

You ever jumped off that?

I would jump it.



Can I kiss you or what?

The point being?

Thank you.

Oh, hey, you.. you look good too.

Hey, Jeremy!


Are you the kind of person

that takes time to..

.. to get to know and then

once you get to know them..

.. they're fabulous?


- Yes, absolutely.

- F***.



- Okay.

- Okay.

No.. Okay.

I love you. Okay, Good night!

Good night.

You see, Susan.

Your husband doesn't understand that it's..

-.. afterglow that's important to a woman.

- Uh huh.

- Much more important than the sex act itself.

- Cool.

A woman needs to be held..

.. even if, and science has shown this,

it's by someone she doesn't care about.

Protective hormones are released

and the amount of hormones..

.. released depends on the

degree to which she is held.

The first in best is the complete surround.

He wraps you in those arms,

whispers how beautiful you are..

Second best is the arm around.

He's next to you but with one arm around you.

Third is he's just next to you on his elbow.

But he rests his hand on your

stomach and looks at you.

Fourth is you snuggling up to

him with your head on his chest.

Well, he looks away into space.

But when the first best happens

you feel completely wonderfully..

.. like a woman.








- Hello?

- Hello?


Is this.. Is this Jeremy?


Do you know who this is.


It's Mirabelle.

Did you just dial me?


Did you know that..


- What?

- Uhh..

- That you what?

- That, uhh..

- Oh..

- What?


Oh God!

Okay, well.


I was wondering if you wanted me to come over.




I'm just.. hanging out, really.

- All right.

- Yeah.

- Okay, I'm gonna come over.

- Okay.

Uh, like, when?

Well, um..

Um. I'm in the middle of

a lot of things right now..

.. so..

Maybe like ten minutes?



I brought fries.

I can tell.

How could you tell?

I can see through the bag.

Oh yeah.

You're really good.

- Come on in.

- Yeah? Great!

Oh great!

Uh! Sorry! Sorry!

It's okay.

Okay, hey, is that the bedroom?


- Yeah.

- Yeah?

Have you got a condom?

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Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. more…

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