Paperback Romance (1997)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 20, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Australia , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this offbeat, romantic comedy, a young woman tries to conceal her paralyzed leg in order to get her man. Sophie is a young and creative writer. Her stories are quite sexual. One night, as she reads one of her erotic tales aloud she is overheard by Eddie, a jeweler known for his womanizing. Eddie is engaged to a forthright, demanding woman. Sophie falls in love with Eddie. He too, seems similarly attracted to her. But Sophie has a secret that may present an obstacle; she has a paralyzed leg and she fears that will turn Eddie off. Eddie had never seen her stand so he doesn't know this. Love-struck Sophie begins to spy on Ed. She gets a chance to win him after she accidently breaks her crippled leg. Telling him she injured it while skiing, the two begin a relationship. That Eddie is involved with stolen jewelry and a Russian policeman presents other obstacles to their happiness.

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con/scam, handicap, love, paralysis, police, robbery, writing