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Film / Head Over Heels 2001

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A 2001 American Romantic Comedy directed by Mark Waters that has a young woman (Monica Potter) attracted to a man (Freddie Prinze Jr.) despite thinking he killed someone.

The movie also stars Shalom Harlow, Ivana Miličević, Sarah O Hare, Tomiko Fraser, China Chow, and Timothy Olyphant.

It was released on February 2, 2001.

Tropes for the film:

  • Closet Sublet: Referenced for laughs. When Amanda moves in with a group of fashion models, she compares the room she's subletting to a closet, so they show her their climate-controlled walk-in shoe closet is actually much nicer.
  • Do You Trust Me?: Jim doesn't ask the question, but simply says, "Trust me".
  • Gender Flip: the movie is a gender-flipped romantic comedy version of Rear Window.
  • Plot-Inciting Infidelity: Amanda walking in on her boyfriend cheating on her is what leads her to moving in with her friends, and eventually, start spying on her neighbor.
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  • Rom Com Job: Amanda is an art restorer.
  • Spy's Suspicious Spouse: Amanda and her friends are suspicious of Amanda's new boyfriend, Jim. When they investigate, the evidence leads them to believe that he is a violent criminal. He's actually an undercover FBI Agent.