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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)
Andrew Hahn
Julie Madison
Katie Madison
Tim 'Timbo' Chadway
Alicia Rickter ...


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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Almas gemelas  »

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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 »


Mike Hanson: How did you figure it out?
Bar Patron: After a string of girlfriends, a couple ex-wives, and a Great Dane or two. I started thinking, "Hey, maybe it's me."
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Don't sleep on this one comedy fans
27 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Great comedy here, good laughs. That's all that was supposed to be here in the first place, right? Kept me laughing the whole way - the Ryan Reynolds Jerry O'Connell tandem rock solid. If you liked this, and you should for what it was (Ebert could lighten up but then again he probably can't be PC and give this movie anything more than zero stars), check out Tomcats - similarly funny and original. The Ryan Reynolds naked seen all too familiar and funny like a similar fate that met O'Donnell in "Tomcats" with a little kid thinking he's a perv, providing equal laughs. Alyssa Milano is a great addition here too, overall very solid goofy movie that had some original lines and laughs and great physical comedy. what's not to like, unless you are overly stiff

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