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The Third Wheel (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  31 May 2002 (Italy)
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A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

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The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his Taurus and his planned night turns upside down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/dialogue and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Lauren Graham makes an appearance in this movie as a guest at the party. She and Melissa McCarthy work together on Gilmore Girls, she plays Lorelai and Melissa McCarthy plays Sookie. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when Stanley is leaving Diana's house and decides to turn around and stand up for Diana against Phil, his backup lights do not come on. See more »

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Michael: I always wanted to get my swerve on on my bike!
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Date interrupted by a man with a glass menagerie
24 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jordan Brady tries hard to make this comedy work. This screen play was written by Jay Locopo, who also appears in it. The film shows a director that wants to please his audience. Mr. Brady has assembled a young group of performers in "The Third Wheel", which was backed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who also are seen in the movie.

The nerdy Stanley finally is able to get Diana to go out with him and this serves to create the kind of curiosity his office friends are betting on. Would he succeed in making Diana see him for what he is really like, or would she be turned off by the way Stanley acts? The date turns out to be something that Stanley didn't bargain for.

As Stanley and Diana are on the way to the theater, they encounter turbulence along the way when a homeless man, Phil walks in front of the car and is hit. Phil will stay with the couple throughout the rest of the movie. At times, this homeless man can be annoying beyond words!

Take the scene when Diana and Stanley finally get to the theater for the second act of the boring play in the park. Who happens to come out on stage? Well, you guessed it: Phil! This man delivers a monologue so inane, but everyone in the place goes nuts about him. One wonders about those L.A. audiences... Hmm!

Denise Richards gives a low key performance as Diana. Luke Wilson is Stanley. Jay Locopo is seen as Phil. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon also show up in small roles.

The best thing is the last minutes when the credits are rolling. Stay for that, or better yet, fast forward to that and then go back to the beginning!


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