Thank goodness Ritu (former Milwaukeean) and Mary Ann (one of my childhood besties) were with me to watch way too many parallels to my life on screen. I really need to talk to my still-Milwaukee girls about that movie. I know lots of thirtysomething women are saying this right now.
- Totally spotted my old apartment in the opening pan of the city.
- Helen was a perfect representation of a FIB. "Oh you live in Milwaukee? How sad."
- For some odd reason, the pool wedding/lead couple reunion at the end reminded me of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead.
- I think I have been in houses like the mom's with the 70s/80s celebrity caricatures. I'm surprised they didn't reference her selling them at the Shops of Grand Avenue.
- Yes, every woman who was a teen in the 90s has had this sing-along.
Inaccuracies That Really Bugged Me
- You could not go into a liquor store after 9 p.m.
- An Asian couple in the jewelry store? What?
- You can't get from Bay View to 38th St. in 5 minutes.
- That was NOT a MCTS bus in the background.
- It would be nice if you could get food poisoning from an out-of-the-way Brazilian restaurant. Alas, such a thing does not exist (not a lot of Brazilians in Milwaukee) and if it did, the waiters most certainly wouldn't speak Spanish.
- Where was the snow? If the weather was like that for the length of time that passed in the film (in both Milwaukee and Chicago), I'd reconsider my decision!
- Yeah, that bridal boutique doesn't exist in downtown Milwaukee.
- Neither does that hookup's house.
- Roommates in Milwaukee? What?
- Flights from Milwaukee to Vegas aren't 3 rows across, nor do they have first class.