Reviewed byDon CVote: 9/10/10
One of my favorite movies. The plot is simple and predictable. Thelines are sometimes cheesy but overall, the movie is very entertaining.Love the soundtrack too.
Synopsis: "Taylor Worth (Mark Harmon) is a local weatherman inPhiladelphia who loves two things: gambling and women. Ned (Mark Blum),his psychiatrist friend, believes that Taylor's behavior is an excusefrom establishing permanent relationships. To prove his theory to becorrect, he made a bet with Taylor. The bet: Taylor is to be engage tothree women in two months. The stakes: A fishing cabin for a Picasso.The catch: Ned will pick the three women and the engagement has to bevideotaped." "What happens next is wild roller-coaster ride as Taylorplots, schemes and executes plan after plan to beat his friend." Whatstrikes me about the story is how Mark Harmon played his character. Heused more finesse rather than the egotistical "God's gift to women"attitude. He is no Cassanova but somehow irresistible. I couldn't helpbut cheering for him even though the bet was morally wrong. Thesupporting cast is excellent.
If you like a light-heart sexual comedy movie, then this is for you.
Reviewed byClaudio CarvalhoVote: 8/10/10
The wolf Taylor Worth (Mark Harmon) is a handsome man that is theweatherman in television. He has a great salary, a BMW, a fantasticapartment and a countryside house and has no difficulties to win thegirls over. One day, his best friend and psychologist Ned Broudy (MarkBlum), who is married with Claire Broudy (Andrea Martin) with a threeyear-old girl, proposes a bet to Taylor: his countryside house perClaire's Picasso. Taylor shall propose three women chosen by Ned andthey must say yes to him. Ned chooses the sexy fan of American footballErin Cooper (Maria Holvöe), who is always surrounded by her friendTarry Childs (Tony Longo) and other football players; his wealthyfriend Eleanor Larimore (Lesley Ann Warren), who is unhappily married;and his demanding and intellectual friend, the classical pianistVeronica Briskow (Madeleine Stowe). Taylor accepts the bet, but when hewins, he calls it off since he is in love and proposed for real one ofthe selected women. What will happen when the other two women discoverthe truth?
The delightful "Worth Winning" is one of the funniest romantic comediesfrom the 80's and maybe the best role of Mark Harmon's career. He playsa confident wolf that accepts any challenge to have a woman. But theplot point is when he really falls in love with one woman and isrejected by her. This comedy has a great cast with beautiful and sexyactresses and is a highly recommended entertainment. The sexy MariaHolvöe has vanished and has no biography in Internet. What might havehappened to her? My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Como Agarrar Um Bonitão" ("How to Catch a HandsomeMan")
Reviewed byhelpless_dancerVote: 7/10/10
Here we have a good old boy who makes a simple little bet with the boysthathe can sweet talk 3 broads into marrying him within 3 months. He treatsthemvery nicely, wines and dines, asks no special favors....it's just a wageramong men. Unfortunately, he is found out and all hell breaks loose. Wethensee what vindictive, ugly creatures women can be when things don't goexactly as they demand. Cool comedy with Harmon doing a super job playingthe sophisticated, yet downtrodden, weatherman with a heart of gold. Lovedthe way he kept addressing the camera with his views on the way things wereprogressing.
Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.