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A Guy Thing (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 January 2003 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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:

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


$87,054 (South Africa) (24 October 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


On the stairs, when Paul is introduced to Becky, the small tree branches keep appearing and disappearing. See more »


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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Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
Written by Mark Everett (as E), Michael Simpson
Performed by The Eels (as EELS)
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enjoyable movie with refreshing humour
7 February 2006 | by (India) – 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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