Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office, being told his wife is dying. Then we see him walking the streets, and the story is told in flashback.
Anyway, he and I worked on the script together, and I must say he was a joy to work with. Very enthusiastic.
Do you remember a scene with Ryan and Ali playing in the snow? Well, that was improvised.
Howard Minsky had gotten the script to her agent prior to my involvement.
I thought we were making a nice little movie. That's how it was regarded by everyone else, too.