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Playing It Cool (2014)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

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Me
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Her
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Scott
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Mallory
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Samson
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Lyle
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Bryan
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Stuffy
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Granddad
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Hedge Funder
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Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender ...
Tourist Couple Guy
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Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover ...
Skateboarder
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Hot Girl
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A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love since his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. But he really needs to make the script, so he turns to his friends for their experiences. But it's not enough. He then meets a girl who captures his heart. Problem is that she's already engaged. But she allows him to be her friend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Love... it's a balancing act.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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A Many Splintered Thing  »

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This is the second time Topher Grace and Luke Wilson share the screen. They were both in That 70's Show. Luke Wilson plays the guy who bullies Topher Grace's character and steals his girlfriend in season 4. See more »

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At 00:06:00, narrator removes his pair of glasses, and put them on the table, on his left side. A few seconds later, the glasses has suddenly moved on the Narrator's right side. See more »

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Samson: There's a reason Romeo killed himself, okay? Suicide was the best option for this guy.
Mallory: Why?
Scott: What?
Lyle: No, no. Romeo set the standard for love.
Samson: No, Shakespeare didn't know anything about love. The guy was a sexual deviant, okay? He couldn't keep his hands off himself. That's why his name was Shakespeare
Narrator: It's true. Hardy, Dickens, Longfellow, all sex starved pen names.
Samson: E. Cummings
Scott: Updike
Mallory: Margaret *Atewood*
Samson: Dean *Cunts*
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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One Time Used To Be
Written by Ryan Blaine Taylor
Performed by Oil Bloom
Under license from Shoot the Noise
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Annoying, Silly, Boring and Disappointing
16 October 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A screenwriter (Chris Evans) is assigned to write the screenplay of a romantic comedy by his agent Bryan (Anthony Mackie), but he has difficulties to deal with the theme since he was abandoned by his mother when he was a boy. He unsuccessfully tries to have information about love from his friends that are also writers. When he meets a beautiful woman (Michelle Monaghan) in a charity event, he is shaken by the unknown feeling and they become friends. Further, he discovers that she is engaged of a man that represents stability for her.

"Playing It Cool" is an annoying, silly, boring and disappointing romantic comedy with an awful story of a man that does not believe in love due to a traumatic experience in his childhood. Indeed it is a collection of clichés. The characters are shallow and not well developed. The beautiful smile of Michelle Monaghan is the best that this film can offer. There are also many cameos only to give their names to the credit. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Deixa Rolar" ("Let It Go")


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