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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 »


Nicole: That's when you need to say, "Buddy boy, it's time to shit or get off the pot."
Sarah: And I would be the "shit" part of that analogy?
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References Duel of the Titans (1961) See more »

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A little diamond in the rough
24 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Hidden in the midst of straight-to-video releases, this film is a head and shoulders above the rest, and it boggles my mind that it did not achieve theatrical release.

While the subject matter is somewhat unoriginal (Games a man must play to land a "perfect woman" and the pros & cons of commitment/marriage), the film has a magnificent script that gives these themes a freshness not seen since Swingers.

Perhaps the film's strongest suit is the cast. Reynolds, Bellamy, O'Connell, and Livingston work great together, and never once does the witty dialog seem forced or unbelievable. The interaction seems realistic, and most importantly, personal (from the male standpoint, anyway). The film is smart and thoughtful, giving a variety of perspectives on the subject matter.

The only beef I have with this film (no pun intended) is that the ending is a bit abrupt (I won't give anything away, but you'll see what I mean). I felt a little more elaboration might have tied things up a bit better. However, don't let this deter you, Buying the Cow is a must-see.

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