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A Guy Thing (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 17 January 2003 (USA)
A soon-to-be husband wakes up on the morning after his bachelor party in bed with another woman.

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When he wakes up the morning after his bachelor party in bed with a strange woman, a man presumes he must have cheated on his fiancée. Guilt leads him to try to cover it up in the week before the wedding, high jinks ensue. Written by Ryan McIntosh

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He Finally Found The Perfect Girl. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Coisas d'Homem  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,006,232 (USA) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

$15,408,822 (USA) (14 February 2003)
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Karen's father, Ken, played by James Brolin has a picture of him with President George W. Bush in his office. His son, Josh Brolin, later played the president in the Oliver Stone movie _W._. See more »

Goofs

A Canadian flag can be seen in the distance during the tollbooth scene. See more »

Quotes

Buck: So Kenny, what do you think of the condo?
Ken: [struggling to be tactful] It's great... it's got a lot of... character.
Buck: When I gave up the bachelor pad, I said to Dorothy, I'll move in with you under one condition: it's gotta reflect my style.
[proudly points to huge painting of John Wayne]
Buck: The Duke... signed by the artist!
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Referenced in Groovy Gravy: Making the Scene in 'A Guy Thing' (2003) See more »

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Family Tree
Written and Performed by Ben Kweller
Courtesy of ATO Records/The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Mildly Entertaining Fluff
10 May 2008 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

A young man named Paul (Jason Lee) is on the verge of marriage. At his bachelor party he meets a dancing "tiki girl" named Becky (Julia Stiles) as part of the hooting and hollering bedlam. Romantic complications ensue.

Set in Seattle, the film does have a few things going for it. Both Jason Lee and Julia Stiles give nice performances. Both the film editing and the color cinematography are professionally well done. There are some funny lines of dialogue. And I liked the sequence that has a band playing "Born Free"; what's amusing here is that the song is so humorously out of place.

But the film's concept is not exactly original; and the ending is predictable. The plot moves along rather weakly, owing to contrived coincidences and to Paul's far-fetched lies. Most of the characters are highly animated, but also stereotyped. The Jim character, for example, is your typical college-aged frat rat; he mutters dialogue that is mostly banal, like: "Paul, listen to me ... we're men; we're hunters; it's encrypted in our DNA code; you gotta accept that, buddy".

Despite a weak script, "A Guy Thing" is not bad, especially if you want a movie that does not require heavy-duty thinking. The story lacks both subtlety and thematic depth; what you see and hear is what you get. But that's not unusual for a romantic comedy. As such, the film could be summarized as mildly entertaining cinematic fluff.


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