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Buying the Cow (2002)

 -  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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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?

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

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When David falls on the taxi cab, he clearly breaks the glass; however, when the taxi is driving away, the glass is fully intact. See more »

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David Collins: You're the only people I've ever told.
Mike Hanson: Yeah, can you keep it that way? It makes you seem kind of creepy.
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Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Undoubtedly one of the worst films I have
4 June 2011 | by (Roswell, NM) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly one of the worst films I have suffered.

The acting is adequate, the ensemble cast doesn't exhibit any significant shortfalls in this regard.

The humor, however is base, vulgar and just plain not funny.

Some of the reviewers marvel this film did not achieve theatrical release. The reasons why should not be amazing. Its just not funny.

The "funny" scenes include a man stepping in his own vomit after believing he participated in homosexual acts, then falling out a window completely naked only to accost a boy for his t-shirt, before the boys father sees the naked man standing in front of his not shirtless son.

Yes, homo-erotic-vomit-stepping-pedophiles are the height of this film's humor.

My friend who showed me the film claimed that sequence was the pinnacle.

I would hate to see the film's low point.

I would rather sit through the non-MST3K version of Manos: Hands of Fate.


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