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The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1992)

Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Davenport (as Mitch Ryan)
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George / French TV Announcer
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Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she finds him appalling he works on it and they are soon together. His even more reprehensible best mate and her blousy best friend watch bemused as the two fall deeply in love and then apparently as fatally out again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}

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They were the perfect couple... Then they fell in love.

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Rated R for language and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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26 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Opposite Sex ... and How to Live with Them  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$690,966
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1.85 : 1
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Eli: Two beers.
Ball park attendant: Lite beer?
Eli: Do I look like a pussy?
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Very Funny and entertaining movie
25 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a very funny and warm-hearted movie from start to finish. Some friends found this on videotape several years ago and it's always been a favorite of every one I know. The faux documentary style is very funny and the main couple are very believable as two 20-30 aged people beginning a relationship and encountering each other's relatives and friends. As a comedy about dating, its a lot better than Meet the Parents and its sequel. There's a lot of gags and in-jokes that people of this generation will identify with (i.e. "It looks like something from Dune!").

I have no idea why some of the other reviewers gave it such bad marks. Everybody I know who has seen the movie has no idea why it wasn't a hit and hasn't appeared on DVD. I can only guess that maybe those not in their twenties during the 90's just can't identify with it.


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