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A Case of You -- A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.


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A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Justin Long ... Sam

Keir O'Donnell ... Eliot

Evan Rachel Wood ... Birdie

Gideon Glick ... Fan

Sienna Miller ... Sarah

Mizuo Peck ... Jemily

Peter Dinklage ... Gerard

Busy Philipps ... Ashley

Sam Rockwell ... Gary

Vince Vaughn ... Alan

Adam Johnson ... Improv Comedian #1

Jee Young Han ... Improv Comedian #2

Jenn Harris ... Jackie

Demosthenes Chrysan ... Cab Driver

Lynn Cohen ... Harriet
David Margulies ... Henry

Tom Morrissey ... Raymond

Priscilla Lopez ... Mercedes

Emilio Delgado ... Roberto
Danielle Quisenberry ... Dance Teacher

Savannah Wise ... Lilly

Nick Fondulis ... Kyle
Charlotte Kendrick ... Singer

Brendan Fraser ... Tony

Laura Jordan ... Chanting Dancer

Peter Billingsley ... Scott

Scott Adsit ... Cheesy Announcer

Manny Siverio ... Judo Dojo
Devin Flores ... Judo Teenager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joel Brody ... Earl - Dance Partner (uncredited)

Directed by
Kat Coiro 
Writing credits
Christian Long (screenplay) &
Justin Long (screenplay) and
Keir O'Donnell (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Ogden Barnum .... executive producer (as Robert Barnum)
Christa Campbell .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... executive producer
Lati Grobman .... executive producer (as Lati Graubman)
Jesse Kennedy .... producer
Terry Leonard .... line producer
Logan Levy .... producer
Christian Long .... executive producer
Justin Long .... producer
Christian Mercuri .... executive producer
Katie Mustard .... co-producer
Jessica Neuman .... executive producer
Keir O'Donnell .... producer
Brice Sanderford .... executive producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Original Music by
Mateo Messina 
Cinematography by
Doug Chamberlain 
Film Editing by
Adam Catino 
Matt Landon  (as Matthew Landon)
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Allison Estrin 
John Papsidera 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Rick Butler 
Set Decoration by
Nicole Duryea 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
Makeup Department
Steve Artmont .... makeup for Mr. Vaughn
Ashley Fox .... makeup department head
Sarah Hindsgaul .... hair department head
Satoko Ichinose .... key hair stylist
Liliana Meyrick .... additional hair stylist
Stayc St. Onge .... key makeup artist
Joanna Stewart .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lauren Bratman .... executive in charge of production
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Katie Mustard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jessica Hong .... second second assistant director
Scott Lazar .... first assistant director
Barbara Maia .... second assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Amenta .... property master
David Branum .... assistant property master
Lou Charles .... leadman
Angela Cullen .... art department production assistant
Talia Mendillo .... art department coordinator
Dakota Warren .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Patrick Christensen .... adr engineer
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director
Alicia Hook .... foley editor
Perry Levy .... adr recordist
Eric Milano .... adr editor
Eric Milano .... dialogue editor
Reza Moosavi .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles
Tom Paul .... sound designer
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
David I. Rosenberg .... sound effects editor
Bob Tiwana .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Steven Tollen .... sound executive producer
Wyatt Tuzo .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Daniel Cohen .... visual effects producer
Audra Coulombe .... visual effects assistant
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects supervisor
Charlotta Forssman .... visual effects editor
Mark Scott Friedman .... compositing supervisor
Namjin Heo .... digital compositor
Henry Jean .... compositor
Austin Meyers .... compositing supervisor
Joshua Sacavage .... visual effects coordinator
Aniela Sidorska .... visual effects associate producer
Jonathan Skabla .... digital compositor
Devin Flores-Siverio .... stunt performer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Beck .... additional camera operator
Brad Grimmett .... camera operator: "a" camera, LA
Brad Grimmett .... steadicam operator: LA
Rob Harlow .... key grip
Christopher Heikel .... generator operator
Sarah L. Hendrick .... key first assistant camera
Arthur Herman .... video assist operator
James L. Herron III .... second assistant camera
Matt Howard .... loader
David Isern .... camera operator: b-cam
David Isern .... steadicam operator
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
William Newell .... gaffer
Alan Pierce .... camera operator
Animation Department
Mike Larned .... animator
Melissa Peralta .... animator
Chad Sikora .... lead animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Ferrara .... costume coordinator
Hollie Nadel .... assistant costume designer
Hollie Nadel .... wardrobe supervisor
Lauren Pietz .... costume designer: Los Angeles unit
Nicole Poree-Zayas .... wardrobe assistant
Gina Ruiz .... key costumer
Antoinette Scherer .... key costumer
Chanda Renee Young .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Tara Carrozza .... post-production coordinator
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer
Ulysses Guidotti .... first assistant editor
Ben Perez .... digital intermediate colorist
Christopher Rand .... first assistant editor
Anthony Smedile .... assistant editor
Music Department
Timo Chen .... guitars: guitar arrangements
Timo Chen .... music assistant
Josh Ellis .... scoring mixer
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Greg Vines .... temp music editor
Other crew
Chris Carmody .... location manager
Evan Cathcart .... office production assistant
Jean-Paul Chreky .... script supervisor
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Daniel D'Amico .... office production assistant
Marymichael D'Onofrio .... production assistant
Emily Foley .... production assistant
Scott Friedman .... paperwork production assistant
Lorena Gordon .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Russell Hadaya .... location manager: LA
Kyle Hensley .... assistant location manager
Marcin Janowski .... international marketing and publicity executive
Benjamin Kanes .... stand-in: Justin Long
Adam King .... background production assistant
Evan Krauss .... legal services
Ciara Lacy .... product placement coordinator
Chad Mathis .... legal services
Morgan Newell .... production coordinator
Brandon Park .... assistant to Ms. Wiersma
Marc Reina .... unit p.a.
Justin Restivo .... adr loop group
Andrew Reyes .... location assistant: second unit
Leigh Rydberg .... assistant to director
Scott Shouldis .... office production assistant
Russ Spiegel .... hand double: Sam Rockwell
Ian M. Stratford .... finance counsel
Anita Surendran .... production counsel
Adam Zion .... assistant to producers

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Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use
89 min

Did You Know?

Factual errors: At the beginning of the movie, Sam is browsing Birdie's Facebook profile, which has multiple updates shared with Friends, as shown by the icon above the update. However, as Sam has not sent a friend request to Birdie yet, he should be unable to view them.See more »
Eliot:How 'bout this? Visualize writing her a message but then literally do it right now.See more »
It's Not for Me to SaySee more »


What is the first song during the opening credits?
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A case of the bland and conventional., 12 February 2014
Author: shawneofthedead from

Remember when indie rom-coms - films made on a shoestring budget - were quirky, odd and refreshingly different from their Hollywood brethren? Those days, it seems, are long past. Truthfully, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything beyond the conventional in A Case Of You, a slight, sweet romance that's passably entertaining but never fully engages on an emotional level.

In this day and age of social media stalking, struggling writer Sam (Justin Long) decides to study up on just about anything and everything his sun-kissed barista Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood) has liked on Facebook. He's unwilling to really show the world who he is, you see, so he busies himself with guitar lessons, cooking classes and books he's never heard of. But, when things start to get serious, Sam freaks out, realising that Birdie has no idea who he really is as a person.

Scripted by Long, his brother Christian and Keir O'Donnell, A Case Of You is earnest and well-intentioned - for the most part, it even manages to steer clear of making Sam's studying of Birdie's Facebook page as creepy as it could be. It even adds a couple of nice moments when Sam lets his guard down and tells Birdie more about himself, which does lend some genuine credibility to their relationship.

But it's all too predictable. As Sam blunders his way through classes, picking up approximately no new demonstrable skills and writing a brooding novel about his exploits (much creepier than Facebook- stalking), the film coasts along with hardly any narrative tension. It's tough also because Birdie, despite Wood's best efforts, comes across as your standard Manic Pixie Dream Girl: that stereotypically kooky sweetheart of a love interest who will melt and win even the hardest of hearts.

It's a shame because this is Long's best work yet as an actor. He keeps Sam grounded, real and annoying at just the right moments. When Sam's painstakingly constructed illusion of happiness shatters before him, Long folds a lot of heartbreak into the tears shining in his eyes. He shares a fun chemistry with Wood, who might not be able to break free of the script but does at least get to show off her pipes in one of the film's better scenes.

What's more telling is the fact that the most memorable bits of A Case Of You largely don't involve the two main characters. Instead, it's the cameos by a host of actors - no doubt pulled up from Long's own Facebook page - that provide the most laughs. Peter Dinklage, for one, is having the time of his life as Gerard, Birdie's oddball coffee-shop boss. The same goes for Sam Rockwell in the role of Sam's drug-addled guitar teacher.

Over 15 years ago, You've Got Mail re-invented the romantic comedy in the wake of technological advancements such as e-mail and modem dial- ups. It's quaint now, of course, but it sparkles with a wit and romance that's largely missing from A Case Of You. The latter film may be timely, folding Facebook and its myriad pros and cons into a modern love story. But it's far from timeless - a fact most unfortunately underscored by its failure to secure the rights to the classic Joni Mitchell song after which it's named.

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