->''"Grace has Bob's dead wife's heart!"''
-->-- '''Megan''', helpfully summarizing the plot.
A 2000 romantic comedy starring Creator/DavidDuchovny and Creator/MinnieDriver. Bonnie Hunt directed the film, helped write the screenplay, and appears in a supporting role. Also in the cast are Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia, David Alan Grier, Joely Richardson, and Creator/JamesBelushi.
Bob Rueland (Duchovny), a Chicago architect, is married to Elizabeth (Richardson), a zoologist. After Elizabeth is killed in an auto accident, her heart is transplanted to artist Grace Biggs (Driver), who's near death from the congenital heart disease she's suffered since she was a teenager. Grace is grateful for the transplant and composes a letter to Elizabeth's grieving family thanking them, but can't bring herself to mail it. She's also reluctant to get into the dating scene, despite the urging of her friend Megan (Hunt), due to self-consciousness over the scar on her chest following the operation.
A year passes. Bob is grieving and lonely, prompting his friend Charlie (Grier) to set him up on a blind date. While the date itself does not go well, Bob finds himself attracted to the waitress at the restaurant. Who happens to be Grace, whom Bob has never met. And whose thank-you letter was finally sent and is sitting unopened at Bob's house. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity, of the heartwarming variety, ensues.]]
!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Grace, a twenty-something woman, needs a heart.
* BlackBestFriend: Charlie is Bob's best friend, and the only prominent black character.
* ExcusePlot: Romantic Comedies have been built on less but the central conflict is, "my girlfriend has an organ from my late wife" is weird but not exactly life-denying.
* GoodTimesMontage: A nice one set to Music/FrankSinatra's "At Long Last Love".
* OrphanedPunchline: "I told you, I don't want no brown bananas!"
* TheMatchmaker: Boy ''howdy.'' Grace has an entire troop of them in her grandpa, her uncle, their friends, etc.
* ShipperOnDeck: Nearly everyone in this movie is rooting for Bob and Grace to get together.
* ThePromise: Elizabeth promises Bob that some day they'll go to Italy together
* SurvivorGuilt: Grace has a version of this, since she knows that she's only alive because someone else is dead.