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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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Boy meets girl. Boy meets girl's cousin. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coisas d'Homem  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,006,232, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,408,822, 16 February 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


[Paul and Pete discuss Paul sleeping with Becky after his bachelor party]
Pete: Wait 'till she's drunk... next Thanksgiving or Christmas, or better yet, this Saturday at your wedding, after she's had four gin and tonics and she steps up to the microphone and she's telling the whole world.
Paul: That's not gonna happen.
Pete: [mimicking Becky] Everyone, your attention please. I just think you should all know Karen's husband Paul nailed me last Saturday. Yeah, hot sex, and now I'm carrying his child. Thank you for ...
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Referenced in Groovy Gravy: Making the Scene in 'A Guy Thing' (2003) See more »


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enjoyable movie with refreshing humour
7 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I happened to watch this movie by chance some days ago while flipping channels. My expectations were not very high but it was an interesting movie.In 'A Guy Thing', Jason Lee plays Paul, a straight-laced, Seattle-based fellow who is about to marry his fiancée Karen (Selma Blair) and settle down to an unchallenging life of middle-class domesticity. We first meet Paul at his bachelor party, where he professes no desire to engage in any of the normal bachelor party type activities his (surprisingly few) buddies encourage, in case he's a bit naughty and gets into hot bother with his soon to be trouble and strife. Of course, the next thing Paul knows, it's the morning after the night before, he's in bed with a naked hula dancer, and his mother-in-law phones to inform him that Karen is on her way over. Oh, and the hula dancer is Karen's cousin Becky (Julia Stiles).

From this small acorn of potential trouble grows a mighty oak of frenetic misfortune, as Paul scrabbles from misadventure to misadventure, trying to cover up what he's done whilst keeping up the appearance of being a dutiful, family-oriented good guy, who's super-excited about his forthcoming nuptials. His efforts to ensure Karen remains none the wiser about any potential wrong-doing on his part ironically forces Paul closer and closer to the fun-loving Becky, forcing him to question whether he really wants the life that seems to have been mapped out for him. The movie contains the right mix of comedy and romance. Definitely worth a watch.

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