Dummy (2002)

Director
Greg Pritikin

Main cast
Adrien Brody; Milla Jovovich; Illeana Douglas; Vera Farmiga; Jessica Walter

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.


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