Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

January 23rd, 2004


Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

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A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.6/10 (13,472 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Director: Robert Luketic

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace

Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday--somehow--meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton. The somehow arrives in the form of a contest--the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton--and the someday is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply, hopelessly--and secretly--in love with Rosalee. The Win a Date contest was cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy, and his manager, also named Richard Levy, to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the real world, he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete.

Kate Bosworth - Rosalee Futch
Topher Grace - Pete Monash
Josh Duhamel - Tad Hamilton
Nathan Lane - Richard Levy the Driven
Sean Hayes - Richard Levy the Shameless
Gary Cole - Henry Futch
Ginnifer Goodwin - Cathy Feely
Kathryn Hahn - Angelica
Octavia Spencer - Janine
Amy Smart - Nurse Betty
Ren Trostle - Porsche Woman
Wendy Worthington - Customer
Stephen Tobolowsky - George Ruddy
Moon Bloodgood - Gorgeous Woman
Mary Jo Smith - Sonja

Taglines: In every love story, there's only room for one leading man.


Official Website: DreamWorks |

Release Date: 23 January 2004

Filming Locations: Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £211,020 (UK) (25 April 2004) (244 Screens)

Gross: $20,866,170 (Worldwide) (2 April 2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

The real Fraziers Bottom is located in Putnam Co., West Virginia just west of Charleston. However, most of the filming in West Virginia took place in the Fayetteville (Fayette Co.) area which is located roughly 50 miles east of Charleston.

Errors in geography: As Rosis and Tad leave for Hollywood from the airport in Charleston, West Virginia the scenery at the airport as they are boarding shows rolling hills behind and above the airport. Yeager Airport knows that it sits completely at the top of a mountain in Charleston and there is no higher ground surrounding the airport.

Rosalee: You have five smiles Pete. One when you think someone an idiot. One when you think someone's REALLY an idiot. One when you're singing to Barry White. One when you're getting all dressed up. And one when you're looking at me.

User Review

Chick Flick, but don't completely scrap it

Rating: 7/10

This movie is definitely a "chick flick." Both male leads are played pretty well. Josh Duhamel portrays the self-absorbed actor well, but has difficulty being believable when he is supposedly being sincere. Of course, maybe that's the point. Topher Grace, on the other hand, is able to portray an emotion in very subtle ways, and is therefore perfect as the inwardly-tortured old friend.

Kate Bosworth's character seems to be quite one-dimensional, and not always consistently. She is overly naive, even for a small town hick. I get the impression that the Hollywood types who wrote her part have never been to a small town, or at least, not since the 50s. There are sweet, wholesome people in this world, but they are more realistic than this girl. It is difficult to ascertain who the protagonist is. Is it Topher or Kate? His character has more depth than hers, but it appears that the story revolves around her.

Nathan Lane and Sean Hayes provide much-needed comedy and interest to the story. I found myself looking forward to their appearances on-screen. Funny moments and a few good performances make it worthwhile, but I definitely believe it will appeal more to us women than the men.


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