Subsequently, a despondent Pete sees her off at the airport.
Rosalee is awed by Los Angeles and becomes tongue-tied in Tad's presence; the date does not go well as Rosalee vomits in the limousine and Tad mentioning his love of animals—which Pete had warned was a signal of sexual intentions—rouses her suspicions.
She runs to Piggly Wiggly and Pete's house, then drives furiously towards Richmond to overtake her heartbroken friend. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 52% approval rating based on 145 reviews, with an average of 5.6/10.
Similar to the opening scene, Rosalee and Pete get out of their cars and Pete, surrendering to a romantic song on the car radio, asks her to dance. The site's consensus states: "Formulaic romantic comedy works better than it should thanks to a charming cast." Roger Ebert criticized the film, noting that Duhamel's character always seems more likeable than Grace's, and that the film spends more time building up a romance between Rosalee and Tad, rather than Rosalee and Pete.
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is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Victor Levin, and starring Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sean Hayes, and Nathan Lane.
As the ladies wonder what Tad Hamilton—the star of the film—is doing at that moment, their prediction of praying is proven false as the scene cuts to Tad—described in the next scene by his agent—"drinking, driving, smoking, leering, and groping all at the same time".
Pete makes Tad swear not to break her heart or he will tear Tad to pieces with his bare hands or "vicious rhetoric".When the pair is in Tad's hotel room, his agents appear and inform him that the director has decided to cast him in the film after all.Tad is overjoyed and convinces Rosalee to come to Los Angeles with him by using Pete's "six smiles" speech.He tries to convince Rosalee that Tad is just using her.Despite all his efforts, Rosalee and Tad grow close over the next few days.