Astor's happy tenacity spoils his one chance at love with his lifelong crush Mila. Convinced he needs more experience with women to win her back, he engages her ex-best friend Cali to teach... See full summary »
Jesse, in a moment of bold self-confidence, introduces herself to Ethan, a struggling writer. And then in walks Troy, and in a moment of bold self-confidence, he introduces himself to Jesse. Jesse falls in love with both men, who happen to have a lot in common but still seem very different. What will happen when Jesse has to tell the truth? Written by
Daryn Tufts, the writer and director, originally had a cameo in the movie, playing a waiter who recognizes the character of David and bothers him while he's eating. The confrontation was cut out of the film. However, part of David's reaction was kept for a montage in the final cut of the film, and Tufts' hand can still be seen patting David on the shoulder. See more »
When Jesse visits Ethan's sister and her family for the first time her son can be clearly seen mouthing his sister's lines at the same time. See more »
Rarely does a romance movie stand out and if it does, it usually has some really weird or unusual premise that literally carries the movie:
Time After Time (1979). Time Travel and H.G. Wells. Simply Irresistible (1999). The literal magic of food preparation. Dave (1993). The office of the President of the United States. Working Girl (1988). Rich executive and a prostitute. Bewitched (2005). A witch. Roman Holiday (1953). A princess. City of Angels (1998). A supernatural being. Mannequin (1987). Pretty self-explanatory. Groundhog Day (1993). Time repeating itself. Notting Hill (1999). Famous actress. Charade (1963). Mystery and murder. Sweet November (2001). About dying and love. Love Story (1970). About love and dying. West Side Story (1961). Gangs and Shakespearean ideal love and tragedy.
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, besides being shot in Salt Lake City where this commentary was born, avoids any and all pretense to being anything other than a story about real love that could involve anybody without any special circumstance or position in life. There isn't any fancy artistic or cinematic endeavor for special awards. There are no the gritty harsh dramatic and poignant in your face scenes. What the audience is presented with is a mass audience version of Lost in Translation (2003) of real romance without the photographic and authentic realism. Instead this movie presents itself as a movie that depicts simple acts of "lovingness" that most of us have forgotten in our run of the mill lives.
Perhaps the closest movie that captures a similar but more polished and mystical flavor to My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is Sliding Doors (1998) that captures two parallel love stories with the same female character. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend offers the audience a simple, well edited story about everyday love and with it a twist about what is real and what is fiction and is there really a difference? Like The Cooler (2003), this movie provides a look at love without all the frills and in doing so presents its story in a way that is authentic by its very nature of avoiding all the fantastic decorative and in the end superficial adornments.
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