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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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Jim
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Sandra
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Buck
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Dorothy
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Lisa Calder ...
Tonya
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Storyline

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 »

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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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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Julia Stiles ("Becky") and Larry Miller ("Minister Ferris") previously co-starred in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). See more »

Goofs

There are no tollbooths on any roads or freeways in Seattle or the surrounding area. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
Written by Mark Oliver Everett (as E), Michael Simpson
Performed by The Eels (as EELS)
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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