"The Proposal's" Sandra Bullock, Oscar®
nominee Thomas Haden Church, and "The Hangover's" Bradley
Cooper star in a hilarious tale of a woman who, after
falling hard for a guy, thinks they're an item;
unfortunately, he thinks she's stalking him!
Bullock's Mary Horowitz is a cruciverbalist - a crossword
puzzle constructor. Her brain spins at warp speed with an
endless stream of arcane information. She can come up with
the perfect word - and dozens with the same meaning - at a
moment's notice, but "normal" behavior eludes her.
Take, for example, the fact that she lives with eccentric
parents. Or her inability to engage in social intercourse
without dropping a litany of twenty-dollar words and
unleashing a tsunami of trivia. Then, there's the matter of
her omnipresent fire-engine-red go-go boots.
For Mary, nothing is typical, especially relationships. When
she is set up on a blind date with handsome cable-news
cameraman Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable -
that Steve is "the one." Steve, on the other hand, thinks
Mary is crazy. Mary, who just knows she's found her soul
mate, decides to do anything and go anywhere to be with him.
She begins to pursue Steve relentlessly as he crisscrosses
the country, covering breaking news stories.
Mary's escalating infatuation with Steve is encouraged by
the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes
(Thomas Haden Church), who enjoys torturing his insolent
cameraman at every opportunity. With Mary never far behind
and Hartman urging her on, Steve becomes increasingly
But when Mary becomes embroiled in the news story of the
year, Steve and Hartman begin to see her differently.
Hartman is plagued by guilt, knowing his game of
one-upmanship with Steve has placed her squarely in harms
way, while Steve is feeling his own pangs of remorse at his
callous behavior. Despite the media storm surrounding her,
Mary with her upbeat, unaffected manner brings together a
small community of new friends. And all who encounter Mary
will realize that sometimes the ones who don't fit in are
the ones who really stand out.
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