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The Third Wheel (2002)

 -  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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Rose Lady
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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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The only thing they didn't have on their perfect date... was any privacy See more »

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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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I can't believe how much fun this movie was
22 May 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Picture: saturday night. You're alone. Nothing to do. A rom-com just happens to be in your bag, of which your girlfriend (who's a fan of the genre) said it wasn't any good. You decide to watch it anyway and... you really, really liked it. It's what happened to me and 'The Third Wheel'.

The movie stars Luke Wilson and Denise Richards as Stanley and Diana. They're co-workers, and Stanley has had an eye out for Diana for a while (as has most of the company). One day he finally asks her out, and she agrees to go with him to a play. But they're hardly on the road, or Stanley hits homeless guy Phil with his car.

Phil (a very good Jay Lacopo, who also wrote the movie) tags along for the ride, gaining the friendship of both of our stars, and ultimately bringing them closer to each other. Watch out for the bus-scene, it's hilarious!

To go short: loads of fun in this rom-com, also starring Ben Affleck and with a cameo from Matt Damon (as you would expect) as former boyfriend of Diana. Such a nice surprise!

7/10.


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