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Buying the Cow (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 June 2002 (USA)
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A commitment-averse man frantically hits the dating scene after his girlfriend starts pressuring him to pop the question.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
Nicole, Sarah's Friend
Alicia Rickter ...
Heather Morgan ...


David Collins is a commmitment-shy Los Angeles yuppie whose girlfriend of many years, advertising executive Sarah, gives him an ultimatum: commit or get out. David has two months to decide if he wants to stay with Sarah as she leaves town for a job in New York. Following the advice from his more outgoing friends, David hits the dating scene as he tries to find his one and only soul mate, a mysterious woman he sees again and again, but always gets away before he can talk to her. Written by Matthew Patay

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Why buy the cow, when you can get the milk for free?


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Not bad little movie
1 November 2007 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Ryan Reynolds (who plays Mike Hanson) should be getting more major rolls; as should Ron Livingston (who plays Tyler Carter Bellows). It seems that no one notices the massive amounts of talent these two dudes have... if only I had the money. Of the women in this movie only Alyssa Milano (Amy) stands out as portraying anything other than a stick figure. She was warm approachable, loving, and real. The rest struck me as mannequins.

The script was OK but struck me as thin - much like "Wild Hogs" - Walt Becker's other major effort. Given time I can see him pwning (it's a gamer's spelling) Hollywood.

Another reviewer called this a great date movie... that's the last thing I would want to see with someone I was trying to get to know. It's all about marriage - too soon for a date movie. Nonetheless, if you want a light romp through relationship land then this is pretty darn light reading. 7/10.



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