The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1992)

reviewed by
Mattias Thuresson

The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
United States 1992
Directed by Matthew Meshekoff

Cast: Arye Gross, Courteney Cox, Kevin Pollak, Julie Brown

Rating: 3 out of 5

David hangs out on a bar with his best friend Eli. Both are trying to pickup women to take home and have sex with. Also in the bar are Carrie with her best friend Zoe. As you can expect from a romantic comedy David sees Carrie and can't keep his mind from her, although he and Eli eventually go home with two other women. However, the four of them meet at a football stadium the following weekend. David takes Carrie out and they fall in love. Not before long, Carrie moves in with David. What follows is just what you can expect from a romantic comedy, they have to face the ups and downs of a relationship, somewhat like Rob Lowe's and Demi Moore's About Last Night… (1986).

What really annoyed me about this movie is the many times when the film suddenly stops and Eli starts to talk to the audience, giving his views about men, women and relationships. I guess he is supposed to be the funny side-kick that provides the comedy, but I just think it slows the movie down. Besides that, what he says is pretty silly anyway.

When it comes to the actors, Arye Gross is a much too pale actor for a leading role. On the other side, Courteney Cox is perfect in the role of Carrie and Julie Brown does a good job as Carie's exuberant girlfriend.

All in all, this is a good movie for a quiet Monday evening in front of the TV. Renting it on video? I don't think so…

Mattias Thuresson

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