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Two Girls and a Guy (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 April 1998 (USA)
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Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said ... See full summary »

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Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said that he loves only her to both of them but was actually leading double life for a few months already. Angry, they break into his loft and when he returns, a round of accusations and explanations begins. Written by Bill Nichols

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Thanks to his two girlfriends Blake is about to learn a new sexual position. Honesty. See more »

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Rated R for a strong sex scene, strong language and sexual dialogue, and for a violent image | See all certifications »

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$649,423 (USA) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

$1,950,218 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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The Jules and Jim poster is in Italian. The loft where they filmed was owned by an Italian architect, and many of the furnishings shown in the film were already there. See more »

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The liquor bottle refills in one shot just before Blake returns. See more »

Quotes

Blake Allen: Carla, Carla...
Carla: I'd prefer you not use my name.
Blake Allen: What do you want me to call you, Timmy?
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References NYPD Blue (1993) See more »

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Horn Trio in E Flat Maj. Op. 40 - Finale: Allegro Con Brio
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy (as Vladimar Ashkenazy) and Radovan Vlatkovic' (as Radoran Vlatovic)
Courtesy of Decca/London Records and Polygram Film & T.V. Licensing
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Extraordinary: Toback's best work to date
5 April 1999 | by (NAS Whidbey Island, WA) – See all my reviews

Convict/thespian Robert Downey, Jr. tops his frenzied role in "Natural Born Killers" with another manic Tasmanian Devil-style performance. It's the funniest of the year, an actor's nightmare (how far do you go when you can do whatever you want?), but also the quintessential Downey, Jr. persona.

Heather Graham is my baby, she just doesn't know it yet. Just kidding--truth be told, she excels in the part of one of Downey Jr.'s girlfriends. Wagner nearly matches her in the role of the other.

Toback's direction is stagey (what else can you do with one set?), but his writing is on fire. Sometimes, you snag bits of the actor's riffs and laugh at what you can get your hands on. At other times, you sit back and let it flow over you--this is high-speed Jack Kerouac, coupled with Whit Stillman's keen ear for American bourgeois speech patterns. Wagner and Graham test each other on Downey Jr.'s lovemaking speeches, tying a noose for him before he even arrives, later Downey Jr. verbally abuses and repairs himself in his bathroom mirror--highlights of a dynamite script.

1998 was the year for actors and actresses, and many notables (and a few unknowns) did landmark work: Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show", Jane Horrocks in "Little Voice", Warren Beatty in "Bulworth", John Travolta and Kathy Bates in "Primary Colors", Roberto Benigni in "Life is Beautiful", Bill Pullman in "Zero Effect", and Robert Downey Jr. in this one. James Toback, who also penned the wretched (and similarly themed) "The Pick-Up Artist" in '87, is back on track. With "Bugsy", "The Gambler" and this film on his record, I eagerly anticipate his next picture.


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