Our Rating: ★★½☆☆
L Factor: Minor lesbian character
Short Take: Heterosexual romantic comedy. A coworker is a lesbian and begins dating a fashion model.
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Year: 2001
Duration: 86 min
Language: USA/English
Director: Mark Waters
Writer: John J. Strauss, Ed Decter
Starring: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah Murdoch, Tomiko Fraser, China Chow

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Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is a romantic comedy about Amanda (Monica Potter), a woman who works at the MET restoring renaissance paintings and lives with four roommates who are models. In the first scene of the film, we also meet her co-worker Lisa (China Chow), a lesbian with a thing for beautiful women.

Most of the film focuses on the growing relationship between Amanda and Jim (Freddie Prinze Jr.), who lives nearby. There’s also a lame plot about a diamond smuggling ring. The models (Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah Murdoch and Tomiko Fraser) surprisingly provide some great slapstick comedy though.

We don’t see a whole lot of Lisa and her love life, but by the end of the movie, she is dating one of the models, airhead Candi (Sarah Murdoch), and they’ve just come back from the Dinah Shore Tournament in Palm Springs. (AB)