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Courting Courtney (1997)

Filmmaker Nick has decided to make a documentary about his best friend Courtney's love life. Courtney, a schoolteacher, has had a two-year on and off relationship with a guy who can't ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Andrews Mike Andrews ... Tom Gomez
Eliza Coyle Eliza Coyle ... Courtney Baker
Adam Eastwood Adam Eastwood ... Andrew Baker
John Ennis ... Gil
Mark Fite ... Gus
Ana Gasteyer ... Rosemary Colletti
Kathy Griffin ... Ona Miller
Ian Gomez ... Hank
Dana Gould ... Nick Hastings
Chris Hardwick ... Tim
Sean Masterson ... Al Kennedy
Anne Mattingly Anne Mattingly ... Mrs. Baker
Doug McKeon ... Barney Cosgrove
Ted Michaels Ted Michaels ... Lance
Taylor Negron ... Dr. Scott Phelps
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Filmmaker Nick has decided to make a documentary about his best friend Courtney's love life. Courtney, a schoolteacher, has had a two-year on and off relationship with a guy who can't commit; she's also tried video-dating and a women's group. She never thought she'd have a problem finding the right guy and falling in love, but as she gets closer and closer to 30 she gets more and more desperate. Nick, on the other hand, is having as much trouble finding the right girl, and when his true feelings for Courtney come to light, they have to decide whether or not to stay just friends. Written by Anonymous

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Being a single woman in the nineties is one thing. Being a single woman in her thirties...is another

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1997 (Netherlands) See more »

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All About Courting Courtney See more »

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Toasted Films See more »
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Karen: Nice guys are boring. Until you're 30. Then they're scarce.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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An evening's worth of smiles and sighs
5 August 2003 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Nick (Dana Gould) announces to the viewer that he's about to make a documentary of the love life of his best friend, Courtney (Eliza Coyle). She is a single woman living in the Los Angeles area and she's about to turn thirty (ugh!) As the supposed documentary begins, Courtney is just ending an on-again, off-again relationship with her live-in boyfriend. The search for true love continues. Nick follows Courtney's next ventures as she tries video dating and becomes part of a therapy group for singles. No romance blooms from these attempts; they are profound failures. Will Courtney find her way to an engagement ring?

This sweet pseudo-documentary is clever and diverting. Nick is an acute observer and gives a humorous, running commentary on Courtney and her exploits. Courtney, too, is attractive and likeable; one hopes she will be able to meet her match. Adding much to the overall enjoyment of the film is the therapy group; they spout comments that are quite funny. The end of the film may be easy to guess but it is satisfying nonetheless. Although the film 20 Dates may be a slightly better realized film in the same category, Courting Courtney will appeal to the romantic in all of us. Recommended for an evening's worth of smiles and sighs.


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