After fleeing from her abusive stepfather, Nola (Emmy Rossum) travels to New York City searching for her biological father. She spends her first night sleeping in Central Park, but her luck changes when she is hired by the owner of a small diner. She ends up staying with the frycook/law school student Ben (James Badge Dale), until the real owner of the diner, and Ben's landlady Margaret (Mary McDonnell) hires Nola as her assistant for her escort service. Nola agrees, and a whirlwind of events lead her closer to finding her real father, but not without the help of a journalist (Steven Bauer) who is in need of a story on escort services.
Box office and business
Opening Weekend - $8,058 (USA) (31 August 2003) (19 Screens)
Gross - $8,058 (USA) (31 August 2003)
Weekend Gross - $8,058 (USA) (31 August 2003) (19 Screens)
Coyote Ugly (2000) A similarly themed film focusing on a young woman (Piper Perabo) who travels to New York City to make it as a songwriter.