In this offbeat, romantic comedy, a young woman tries to conceal her paralyzed leg in order to get her man. Sophie is a young and creative writer. Her stories are quite sexual. One night, as she reads one of her erotic tales aloud she is overheard by Eddie, a jeweler known for his womanizing. Eddie is engaged to a forthright, demanding woman. Sophie falls in love with Eddie. He too, seems similarly attracted to her. But Sophie has a secret that may present an obstacle; she has a paralyzed leg and she fears that will turn Eddie off. Eddie had never seen her stand so he doesn't know this. Love-struck Sophie begins to spy on Ed. She gets a chance to win him after she accidently breaks her crippled leg. Telling him she injured it while skiing, the two begin a relationship. That Eddie is involved with stolen jewelry and a Russian policeman presents other obstacles to their happiness.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Comedy
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/15/1997
- DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
- Distributor(s): UIP Films
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Opposites Attract,Living With Disability,Writer's Life
- Tone: Quirky,Heartwarming,Humorous,Bittersweet,Earnest,Easygoing
con/scam, paralysis, police, robbery, handicap, love, writing