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  • A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

    - Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>
  • In San Francisco, the neurotic, awkward and clumsy film critic Allan that is a fan of "Casablanca" is left by his wife Nancy that is tired of their boring life. His friends Linda and her husband Dick try to help him finding available acquaintances to date him. Allan is advised by his alter ego Bogart how to behave with women, but Allan is too weird and the women never go in a second date with him. Soon Allan finds that he is in love with Linda, but Dick is his best friend and he does not want to make a move despite Bogart advices.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • San Francisco. After two years of marriage, Nancy Felix files for divorce from her nebbish movie journalist and film buff husband, Allan Felix. Allan receives support from his friends, married couple Dick and Linda Christie, to reenter the dating pool, they who set him up on a series of blind dates, the four of them often double dating. Dick fits in his support for Allan while he is preoccupied with a business deal, whereas Linda's support is tinged with her own self neuroses. Non-confident with himself as a man because of Nancy's action, Allan turns to the spirit of one of his movie idols for advice on how to proceed on his dates: Humphrey Bogart, most specifically his portrayal of Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942). In wanting those dates to work, Allan tries to be like his version of Bogey, which is no where close to who he really is as a person. The constant as Allan is going through this dating process is Linda, with who he can show his true colors. In the process, Allan falls in love with Linda, and he hopes she with him in return. Still turning to Bogey, Allan has to decide if he will risk a move on Linda, in the process potentially losing both Dick and Linda as friends.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Allan Felix is a neurotic, shy and clumsy film critic whose all-time favorite movie is Casablanca (1942). Not only is it his favorite film, but he is all-consumed with it in his personal life, including with its star Humphrey Bogart. Allan's escape with the movies helps him to avoid the turmoil in his life, both from a occupational and romantic standpoint. Moreover, his fascination with Bogart sees him constantly trying to be just like him with the women, giving rise to some hilarious, and totally unnatural, moments.

    - Written by Kyle Perez
  • Allan Felix, a neurotic San Francisco movie critic has just broken up with his wife, Nancy. This devastating event has caused him to spiral into a deep depression and look for solace in the classic movies that he loves, particularly the romantic saga CASABLANCA. Allan begins to have conversations with the fantasy ghost of his film idol, Humphrey Bogart, who gives him advice on romance and masculinity. Worried about their insecure friend, Linda and Dick spark Allan into action, which leads to a series of disastrously funny blind dates in which Allan tries, but fails, to be as cool as Bogie. Allan's love life is clearly going nowhere, until his quest for romance unexpectedly leads him into the arms of Linda.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart.

    - Written by mystic80

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