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

Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she ... See full summary »

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David Crown
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Carrie Davenport
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Eli
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Zoe
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Kenneth Davenport (as Mitch Ryan)
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Freida Crown
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Giselle Davenport
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Irv Crown (as Phil Bruns)
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Tess Foltyn ...
Hanna
David DeCastro ...
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Donald Brown ...
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Waitress from Hell
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George / French TV Announcer
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Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she finds him appalling he works on it and they are soon together. His even more reprehensible best mate and her blousy best friend watch bemused as the two fall deeply in love and then apparently as fatally out again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}

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They were the perfect couple... Then they fell in love.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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26 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Opposite Sex ... and How to Live with Them  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$690,966 (USA)
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Quotes

Eli: Two beers.
Ball park attendant: Lite beer?
Eli: Do I look like a pussy?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) See more »

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The worst movie...ever?
27 April 1999 | by (Chilliwack, BC) – See all my reviews

You know a movie cannot be too good when the headliner is Ayre Gross. Best known for his role as 'Gordo' in the stinker "Soul Man", Gross doesn't impress here. Playing David Crowne opposite a rare pre-Friends cinematic appearance by Courtney Cox, Gross painstakingly delivers his dialogue to the audience. Kevin Pollock and Julie Brown are simply not funny.(this begs the question: when is Julie Brown ever funny.) The characters constantly pan to the camera as if to have conversations with the audience explaining their predicaments. Pollock's character, Eli, is a rote "Ladies' Man" while Julie Brown plays 'Zoe' thus accentuating her quirkiness. I ask myself was Judy Tenuta too busy during this shoot? Zoe's role in the movie is the zany-yet-supportive friend. Cheesy lines and generalisations about the Boston singles scene abound. Women are objects and men do not fare much better. The movie attempts to analyse all the phases of a relationship, and barely achieves its goal; I would recommend you turn the opposite way when you see "The Opposite Sex" on tv or the video rack.


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