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Help me figure out this movie please?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul D Young, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Paul D Young

    Paul D Young Second Unit

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    I would like to find out which DVD movie I saw recently featuring the song "Something Stupid" performed as a duet between Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

    I think they played it during the credits?

    It was probably a semi-recent film. (Last couple of years?)

    I heard the song again at the end of Birthday Girl performed by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman and I said to my wife, "We just saw a movie that used this song not too long ago!" Now I am driving myself crazy tring to remember what it was.

    Any clues will be appreciated.
     
  2. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Screenwriter

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    Could it possibly be a foreign film called "Valkanisateur"?

    -Lyle J.P.
     
  3. Paul D Young

    Paul D Young Second Unit

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    No. I've never seen that one. Good call though as I see that it features the song.
    Following is a list of my most recent rentals from Netflix. It probably is one of them. Reading through them, it seem quite hilarious imagining the song in a few of these titles (Scratch?):
    Trading Places (1983)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    Blue Velvet: Special Edition (1986)
    Harvard Man (2001)
    Mr. Deeds (2002)
    Lovely and Amazing (2002)
    Sunshine State (2002)
    Scratch (2002)
    Casino Royale (1967)
    Pumpkin (2002)
    Spider-Man (2002)
    Body Heat (1981)
    E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    John Q (2001)
    The Majestic (2001)
    Super Troopers: Special Edition (2002)
    Big Trouble (2002)
    Ratcatcher: Criterion Collection (2000)
    Death to Smoochy (2002)
    Insomnia (2002)
    Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
    Panic Room (2002)
    Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
    Dogtown and Z-Boys (2002)
    The Long Goodbye (1973)
    Changing Lanes (2002)
    Gosford Park (2001)
    Innerspace (1987)
    A Beautiful Mind (2001)
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    Geez, I just heard this too....where was it??? Lilo and Stitch? [​IMG]
     
  5. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    It didn't help me find the answer to your question, but for those who are more resourceful: The song most often is listed as "Somethin' Stupid"--with the G dropped. This might affect searches based on the song title.
     
  6. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

    Bjorn Olav Nyberg Supporting Actor

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    www.imdb.com has a very useful search function like Randy mentions
    Just for fun I tried searching for Somethin' stupid and something stupid, and found one for each: The movie Lyle mentioned, and a movie called Birthday girl
    Edit: Which was the movie you heard it in! D'oh!
    Strange that no other movies have used that song?
     
  7. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    Aha! This is the answer, from your list:

    Ratcatcher: Criterion Collection (2000)

    I found the answer by searching the worldwide newspaper archives available to me. From the Oct. 18, 2000, Associated Press review of the movie:

     
  8. Mark Zimmer

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    Ah, that's where I heard it. I just wrote a review of Ratcatcher for digitallyOBSESSED (the day after I saw Lilo & Stitch, which explains that brainfart). I must watch too many movies.
     
  9. MarkBurton

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    Good call. The only thing I could come up with is Swinging in the Painter's Room, but it wasn't on the list.
     
  10. Paul D Young

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    Thank you very much Randy, and everyone else who helped. You know how these things can drive you crazy sometimes until you figure it out.
    Paul
     

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