If you liked SWEET HOME ALABAMA you'll love the delightful romantic comedy EVERYTHING YOU WANT, starring Shiri Appleby (TV's ROSWELL) and Nick Zano (TV's WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU). For art student Abby (Appleby), campus life ... more »is perfectly swell, including her boyfriend Simon. He's been Abby's dream guy forever, but she's about to get a wake-up call -- Quinn, a fun-loving charmer who knows nothing about art until Abby reluctantly tutors him. And as his winsome personality starts winning her over, she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle. Who will she choose? Her oh-so-perfect -- but imaginary ? boyfriend or this flesh-and-blood reality?« less
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is becoming more the rule than the exception that movies made for television are the equal if not better than many of the works made for the theaters. Such is the case for this little bit of fluff of a movie - EVERYTHING YOU WANT. Based on a play by Natalie Prado and adapted successfully for the screen by Steven A. Lee and Kevin Lawrence King, this film is lightweight but carries itself with style and fun by director Ryan Little and makes for an entertaining diversion of a film that is not about the heavier issues with which most films today are dealing.
Abigail Morrison (a charming Shiri Appleby) grew up with absentee parents and spent her idle hours drawing and creating an imaginary friend Sy (Orlando Seale) to care for her loneliness. Unfortunately she has carried Sy into her adult life, preventing her from dating real human beings. As an art student she paints her imaginary boyfriend who is always there for her and makes her mistrustful of real guys who are bound to desert her...! Abby meets a cocky young student Quinn (Nick Zano) faking his interest in art to get easy college credits. There is a mutual attraction that takes some time to develop: Abby talks about her boyfriend Sy to shield her vulnerability. Abby's friend Jessica (Alexandra Holden) is aware of Abby's imaginary Sy and attempts to get her to date real men. But Jessica is not without her problems - maintaining employment at Borders Bookstore being one of them - and through a series of accidental encounters, Quinn steps in to help Jessica keep her job on the promise that Abby will coach him in art. The obvious happens and Quinn's growth as a person mirrors Abby's ability to forego her need to hide behind Sy and the two become a couple.
The young cast is attractive and for the most part acts well. There are some strange subplots that don't add much to the storyline but at least introduce some different offbeat characters. A deep movie this is not, but for an evening of light entertainment, this little film glimmers. Grady Harp, September 06 "
Funny and Entertaining!
For the Love of Movies | Tulsa, Oklahoma USA | 04/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would love to rate this movie because it is so funny and entertaining. The characters were easy to relate to and were kind hearted. I love the family channel movies! I think some of them are better then theater movies. They are lighthearted and upbeat. Hopefully more fmaily channel movies will be coming to DVD. I also liked Shiri Appleby in another family channel movie called "Pizza my Heart". I also think it was a cute movie. I highly suggest purchasing this DVD!"
It is all about Shiri Appleby
Kenneth Renouard | Albuquerque, NM USA | 08/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Shiri Appleby then this movie is for you. Miss Appleby is the mixture of strength and vulnerability she always showed in Roswell. She illustrates the mistaken lack of concern some parents have for the job of raising children. Her character rises above this but the character's vulnerability makes her unable to let down her defences until she finds real love."
Cute and entertaining
Miss Courtadoo | Florida | 02/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ah, what a great way to spend a cold Sunday evening. This was a great little movie, cute and funny. The relationship between Abi and Si was great, if not a little unrealistic, but I guess imaginary friends are anything but real, right? Abi's parents were also a bit too goofy for me, but let's just thank goodness they're not mine!
Shiri Appleby is quite an accomplished actress, and she did well in portraying all different sides and emotions of the character as Abi grew and developed. I was very impressed with her and hope to see her play bigger roles in the near future. Orlando Seale I have always loved, and he played his role well, but I felt that Si's attachment to Abi was a bit too much. Nick Zano was the predictable "annoying yet somehow charming" guy that she doesn't really like named Quinn, and he also did well.
I just can't get over Will Friedle. The man is HYSTERICAL. He plays a "not different, but challenged" Canadian that sees the world in a different light. He pretty much stole the show for me, almost outshining the very endearing main characters. Other side characters were Jess, played by Alexandra Holden and Ryan, played by KC Clyde, both believable and entertaining actors. Jess is Abi's room mate and Quinn's cousin, the very blonde, but hard working and loyal best friend, and Ryan is the boss to both the girls in the local bookstore, but also Jess' ex.
The story starts with Abi, an art student, attending an art appreciation class alongside Quinn, who's labeled as the "art is boring, I just don't get it" type. Jobs are threatened, holidays are tangled, and Abi eventually tutors him into passing the class. Quinn becomes interested in her, knowing that she has a "boyfriend," Si (who is in fact her dream guy and imaginary boyfriend). Si is jealous, Quinn is guilty, Abi is confused. However, the end is tied up sweetly and perfectly, wrapping the whole story up in a big red bow. Although it's only 90 minutes, this is a very cute romantic comedy. I look forward to sharing this with my family and friends."
Fun Chick Flick
Royce Callaway | SE Michigan USA | 06/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here we have a movie that was a lot of fun, not intellectually deep and quite predictable but entertaining. While it was not devoid of profanity it was kept to a minimum and there was not one F**K in the entire movie but it still managed to be fun. There was not one car crash, explosion, or needless property destruction but it still kept my interest. While the characters were not deep and the roommate was totally unrealistic -- as were the parents -- it was all in good fun. The only really negative thing I have to say about the movie was the thundering sound track which I felt was unnecessary and distracted more than contributed to the film. Nevertheless, this was a very entertaining film and if you are looking for something to watch that isn't going to annoy, insult, or embarrass you in front of your kids or girlfriend -- this is it."