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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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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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Tourist Couple Guy
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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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There are many actors from comic book movies in this film *Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War), Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Fantastic Four, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), and Lucas Lee (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) *Topher Grace played Eddie Brock/Venom (Spider-Man 3) *Anthony Mackie plays Sam Wilson/Falcon (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War) *Ioan Gruffud played Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic Four, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) *Abby Fortson plays Cassie Lang (Ant-Man) *Aubrey Plaza plays Julie Powers (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) See more »

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Throughout the movie there is a filming crew and/or green screen reflection in characters sunglasses. See more »

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Narrator: Love is fucked up. It is confusing and it's terrifying and it's painful. It sucks. But I'm looking at you right now and I wanna risk it. I know it could be a mistake, I know we can make each other miserable but even if we had the slightest chance of being that one time, I'm willing to regret you for the rest of my life.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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You're Found
Written by John Morgan Askew, Bruce David Winter and Erik Todd Herzog
Performed by Wasted Tape
By Arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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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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