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What Love Is (2007)

When Tom comes home on Valentine's Day to a "Dear John" Letter from his girlfriend, he spends the rest of the night talking to his four best friends about woman, sex & love until five women show up and the battle of the sexes begins.

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Tom
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Sal
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George
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Ken
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Wayne
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Rachel
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Laura
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Katherine
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Debbie
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Amy
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Kwame
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Karen
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Steve Makhania ...
Bogie the Clerk
Roxanne Arvizu ...
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Tom plans to surprise Sara with an engagement ring, and he's asked his four best friends to witness the popping of the question at his place on Valentine's night. Trouble is Sara's left him a "Dear John" letter and will be by soon for her suitcases; plus, thinking it's a party, Tom's friend Sal has invited five women who were at his bar to come too. First the men talk - about women, sex, love, and homophobia (Tom's pals include a happily married guy, a gay man newly engaged, a metrosexual, and Sal, an inveterate player). Then the women arrive and argue in the loo about men and sex before joining the boys for talk, alcohol, and hookups. But what of Sara, and what of love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some erotic dancing | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was written and directed by Mars Callahan, who also plays the role of Tom's married friend & upstairs neighbor, Ken. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, during the scene where Sal is sitting on the couch and drinking a scotch, you can see the level of liquid on the glass go up and down on several occasions, as the camera changes angles. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: I couldn't get this man to go down on me if we were on the Titanic
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References Puckman (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's got a hold on me
Written by Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Look at it as a play and it's great
3 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This so well written that everyone is down on it because most movies are written by a whole group of non-writers. I think Callahan's big mistake is wrting this for the screen, where it can't be appreciated. He should be writing for the stage, this screenplay is as good as anything Mamet, McNally or Lanford Wilson writes. As a film it is static with it's one set, but it is great theater. I would love to see this performed on a stage where it would be appreciated.

As for the actors, all gave a believable performance, except the gay character which was more caricature than real person. And that pole dance fantasy which just didn't fit the rest of the film.


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