Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1995. Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures. Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael. Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth. Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Garreth Stover. Costume Design by Betsy Cox. Film Editing by Bruce Green. Golden Globe Awards 1995.
Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat and works the toll booth at a public subway station. Every day she sees the same well-dressed, handsome man (Peter Gallagher) board the station and take his train to work, thinking him beyond her reach. Not so, for one day Gallagher has a mysterious collapse on the platform of the station, and when she daydreams out loud about her plans to marry him, a nearby listener actually mistakes her for his fiancee. Soon she’s attending him at the hospital, visiting with his family and warding off the suspicions of his earthy, sexy brother (Bill Pullman). It’s not hard to see where things go from there, but the characters are delightful and all the situations are full of hilarity. This wonderfully enjoyable film was turned down by both Demi Moore and Julia Roberts before it became one of Bullock’s biggest hits and solidified her stardom.