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What Love Is (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  23 March 2007 (USA)
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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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Ken
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Wayne
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Rachel
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Laura
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Debbie
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Karen
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Bogie the Clerk
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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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Rated R for pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some erotic dancing | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Katherine: I couldn't get this man to go down on me if we were on the Titanic
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What Love Is is a play on screen
12 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this from a bargain bin thinking it would be a light-weight romantic comedy, but oh-my-God, I did not expect what this really was. It was like watching a stage play... by David Mamet or William Inge. The dialog and timing is absolutely impeccable! And the subject matter so real and realistic - no, check that - so much BETTER than real life (we all wish we could be so clever in real life) presented in a realistic manner. Man, I love character pieces like this, but this moves so much faster than most character studies; there is no time to let your mind wander, let alone get bored (think "Noises Off" or "Send me a Tenor"). And the acting is incredible! Spot on. Tight group, able to play off each other extremely well, but I have to say Matthew Lillard is absolutely brilliant!! And Mars Callahan does it all - writing, directing, acting - with such grace it appears effortless. You HAVE to see this movie. F***in' unbelievable!!


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