The Tennis Scene That Almost Wasn't
Going into production, director Byler felt the tennis scene was too
extensive, and did not include it in the original 8 day shooting schedule.
A billiards scene at "the club" was planned instead. A scene
was filmed at the local night club depicting Kimberly-Rose as "Annie"
letting the gang in during off-hours to shoot pool. It would have been
the only scene in which the five characters appeared in a single frame,
but the billiards scene was not to be (it can be seen on the
DVD bonus features) because Byler went back to tennis. "We
were over budget anyway," Byler said. "So why not shoot the
scene I'd written?" Eugenia Yuan has now watched the tennis scene
300 times with undiminished glee.
The One and Only Dolly Shot
DP Robert Humphries sat in the open trunk of director Eric Byler's Toyota
to create the "camera-lead" shots that lead up to Darcy's
famous line, "Men don't really want to be with me; they only think
they do." Byler had to drive the car himself (and listen to the
performances on headphones) because he was the only one who knew his
car well enough to keep the brakes from squeaking.
(1) Aunty Margie's "Sunshine" story.
(2) "Well fix it!" Lori's response to Michael saying "There's
(3) Darcy's "I got it, just get my glass, just get my glass."
(4) Darcy, Justin and Lori's lunchtime exchange beginning with: "Are
you guys hungry?" and ending with "I eat all the time."
(5) Darcy's joke, for which she forgets the punchline.
(6) The polaroid photograph, taken by make-up artist Marianne Kai.
(7) Darcy's quip, "Michael, be quiet."
(8) Darcy and Justin's exchange regarding The Scarlet Letter at the
top of the BBQ scene.
(9) Michael and Justin's conversation about Darcy as the women climb
onto the roof.
(10) Lori and Justin's banter about falling off the roof.
(11) Darcy and Michael's exchange, "Who's John?" "That's
(12) Darcy's "Here's to new beginnings."
(13) Darcy and Justin's exchange in the hotel room leading up to sex,
including Justin's "Stand up" and Darcy's "Take off your