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The Truth About Average Guys (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  17 January 2009 (USA)
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An insecure man has his dimwitted actor friend pose as his mentally challenged brother in order to get to know a beautiful co-worker who has a mentally challenged sister.


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Credited cast:
Ken Gayton ...
Jason Lewis
Jason W. Schaver ...
Troy (as Jason Schaver)
Katie Banks
Adam Breske ...
Esther Claire ...
Kimberley Hellem ...
Stacy Banks
Tony Bozzuto ...
Barry Kidd ...
Richard Renik ...
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Holly Barhorst ...
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An insecure man has his dimwitted actor friend pose as his mentally challenged brother in order to get to know a beautiful co-worker who has a mentally challenged sister.

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$5,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Recording)


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1.78 : 1
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The scene in which "Troy" is auditioning in front of the two casting directors was filmed on May 17th, 2008 which was the day of Jason Schaver's grandmother's funeral. He was a Pallbearer that morning at her funeral and then made the 3 hour drive out to Chicago that afternoon to film the audition scene. See more »


In the concert montage "Troy" is wearing a green striped shirt, then later in the montage (while he's sleeping) he's wearing a white shirt with short blue sleeves. See more »


Stacy Banks: Troy, do you have a girlfriend?
Troy: I like boys, sorry.
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Referenced in S.O.L. (2011) See more »


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You gotta wait for the funny, but it's worth the wait!
27 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie starts out slow, but the comedy quickly picks up about 10 minutes into the movie. At first I thought this movie was going to be about making fun of people with disabilities, but it wasn't like that at all. Sure there were some parts that may offend some people, but I feel like you could say that about any great comedy. This movie reminds me a lot of the Judd Appatow movies, but with Farrelly brother's moments mixed in.

The low budget is noticeable, but never takes away from the film at all. You can notice it in some underlit scenes and muffled sound, but the acting in the movie is solid across the board. If you are looking for a good laugh, then this movie has to be on your list.

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