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Good Advice (2001)




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In this comedy, Ryan Turner (Charlie Sheen) is a successful young stockbroker whose life falls apart seemingly overnight when Donald Simpson (Barry Newman), the owner of a powerful media conglomerate, gives him some particularly bad advice about a certain stock; this might have something to do with the fact Ryan has been having an affair with Veronica (Lisa Rinna), Simpson's wife. Ryan loses his job, he finds himself banned from stock trading, and he's about to be evicted from his apartment when his live-in girlfriend Cindy (Denise Richards) decides to leave him to fly off to Rio with a new man. As Ryan tries to come up with a way to pay his rent, he gets a call from Cindy's boss; she writes a newspaper advice column, and it seems her copy is long overdue. Needing Cindy's paycheck to keep a roof over his head, Ryan begins writing her column for her, leading to a wealth of complications and misunderstandings. Good Advice also stars Jon Lovitz, Rosanna Arquette, and Estelle Harris.

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Charlie Sheen
as Ryan Edward Turner
Rosanna Arquette
as Cathy Sherman
Angie Harmon
as Page Hensen
Jon Lovitz
as Barry Sherman
Lisa Rinna
as Veronica Simpson
Denise Richards
as Cindy Styne
Barry Newman
as Donald Simpson
Madison Mason
as Jim Pearson
Art Metrano
as Homeless Man
John Andrews
as Security Guard
Geremy Dingle
as Performance Artist
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All Critics (6)

...there's just never a point at which the viewer is drawn into either the high-concept storyline or the plight of the central character...

June 6, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Here's some good advice: never rent this.

April 17, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

It's like that pair of old sneakers: it stinks, but it's a stink you like.

May 17, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The best direct-to-video flick I've seen in ages.

May 9, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for Good Advice

Charlie Sheen playing a character not unlike Bud Fox but this time with a romantic comedy angle, teamed with his former fling Denise Richards, playing someone probably not unlike herself, in Good Advice. There's some good laughs to be had, and Charlie Sheen does a serviceable job, but Good Advice never rises above the traditional cliches. Still, it's an effective enough comedy to make it watchable. 3/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

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This movie is cute and fun...a great movie when you want mindless entertainment with a little more substance. "Why did you kiss me?" "I didn't...I tripped." "What, and fell onto my face?"

Megan S
Megan S

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