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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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Bogie the Clerk
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Storyline

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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O Que é o Amor  »

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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

Sal: I know I'm not supposed to say anything here because as a white heterosexual male, by definition I am wrong about everything from jumpstreet. I know that. I know I can't win.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Groove Is in the Heart
Written by Dmitry Brill, Towa Tei (as Dong-Kwa Chung), Q-Tip, Herbie Hancock, Lady Miss Kier (as Kier Kirby)
Performed by Dee-Lite (as Deee-Lite)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertaintment Group
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A great movie to see how guys think
28 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel compelled to warn users "Dont listen to critics" I am an average person male and I watch a lot of movies. I am not a professional and often times think they lose the point of enjoying a film due to the fact they are always looking for whats wrong with it. I had the opportunity to view this film and thought it was a fresh take on the situations that arise from the dilemmas of love. I thought the dialogue was very honest and sincere. At times a bit over the top but none the less accurate. I have been in all these situations personally and know that a lot of men have too. These days the illusion of love is portrayed in the movies as being fairytale like and in reality it is far from it. The perspective given is of friends with different personalities all looking for love. The characters do a fine job of spanning all lifestyles and situations. The conversations are truthful and honest. I highly recommend this movie if you are trying to understand male thinking in relationships. So give it a try and see what it does for you before you accept the word of a critic


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