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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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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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O Que é o Amor  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The film was written and directed by Mars Callahan, who also plays the role of Tom's married friend & upstairs neighbor, Ken. See more »

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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: It's not about the sex sweetie, anyone can have sex, it's about the walk up the stairs.
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References Baretta (1975) See more »

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One for my baby(And one for the road)
Written by Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Gets tiring very quickly
10 July 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I have a sneaking suspicion that writer/director/actor Mars Callahan originally conceived this movie as a stage play - almost the entire movie takes place in one place, for one thing. But the stagy feeling of the enterprise is just a minor quibble compared to the real problems this movie suffers from. The previous user commenter used the word that I would best describe this movie - "exhausting". Everyone talks very quickly, and the editing is so rapid-paced that it makes a Russ Meyer movie look absolutely restrained. It's not just the speed of the words that hurt the movie, however - everyone in the movie comes across as unbelievably crude and obnoxious. No one is sympathetic or even interesting. The only scene in the movie that works is the last one, which is calmly acted and directed enough that it's interesting. Apart from that last scene, the only other praise I can give the movie is that despite its low budget, it is professionally lit and photographed.


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