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Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of ... See full summary »

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Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel. Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street -- high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle. Written by Roadside Attractions

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Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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19 February 2010 (USA)  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)

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$34,712 (USA) (19 February 2010)

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$100,503 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Beth and Tommy are both supposed to be left-handed. However, Tommy wears his watch on his left wrist, was throwing darts with his right hand, and drinks with his right hand. Beth dials her phone with her right hand and at work was scraping the rock with the tool in her right hand. See more »

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Daniel Seaver: Sometimes people just aren't who you thought they were.
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Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Written by Amy Millan, Chris Seligman, Pat McGee, Torquil Campbell & Evan Cranley
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Courtesy of Arts & Crafts International
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Bro-Approved
31 March 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The Good Guy stars Alexis Bledel, who is synonymous with "girly". Having a long successful run on Gilmore Girls and starring in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants it's hard to imagine her starring in a non-chick flick. Of course if Adam Sandler can do "drama", then I wouldn't put it past her. Anyhow, although Alexis dominates half of the movie poster I'd say the movie was less than half about her character, Beth. Beth serves as the center around which Tom (Scott Porter) and Daniel (Bryan Greenberg) are forced to orbit and eventually collide.

Tom is a Wall Street champ and Daniel becomes somewhat of a protégé. From fashion tips to stock tips they bond. In a book store, Daniel is coached – more like egged on – to approach a attractive girl, who turns out to be Tom's girlfriend, Beth. Bros before hos? What do you think? The movie has the typical clichés: A "book club", which serves as a female support slash male bashing group and a band of bar-hopping girl-hunting bros. You have your typical run-of-the-mill chick flick situations and resolutions. Not much surprise here. The only surprise is that this isn't much of a romantic comedy, so don't think "at least it might funny". It throws a decent jab, but doesn't finish with a right cross, a uppercut, or even a dirty kick to the groin.

Men: Go with low expectations and you won't hate it. Bro-Approved.


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