is a 1997 romantic comedy film
, starring Jennifer Aniston
, Jay Mohr
, Kevin Bacon
, Illeana Douglas
, Olympia Dukakis
, and Anne Twomey
Kate (Jennifer Aniston
) is struggling in the advertising business in New York
, believing in her talents, but she cannot move forward. When the chance comes for her to get promoted, her boss Mr. Mercer (Kevin Dunn
) decides to pass her up because she is 'not stable enough'. Her co-worker Darcy then makes up a story about an engagement with a guy called Nick (Jay Mohr
) who lives in Massachusetts
, and works as a freelance videographer, with whom Kate had her picture taken during a recent friend's wedding.
All seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of Sam, a colleague (Kevin Bacon
) she had always wanted, but then events take a dramatic turn forcing her to bring her alleged fiancé to dinner with Mercer and his wife after Nick saves a little girl from a fire and winds up on the news, not to mention on the cover of several newspapers. She asks Nick to make a fool out of himself and to "break up" with her. Nick, who already likes Kate, complies to please Kate.
As the story progresses, Sam takes notices of her. They end up sleeping together twice. Nick has a great conversation on the phone with Kate's mother, which is well liked by Kate. But as Kate and Nick get to know each other, she starts to like him. The night of the dinner arrives and Kate and Nick are prepared for their "big... Read More