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

When superficial David meets Carrie in a Boston bar, he falls in love. She's not interested. She later falls for his charm. Friends observe and comment the relationship.


Matthew Meshekoff


Noah Stern




Cast overview, first billed only:
Arye Gross ... David Crown
Courteney Cox ... Carrie Davenport
Kevin Pollak ... Eli
Julie Brown ... Zoe
Mitchell Ryan ... Kenneth Davenport (as Mitch Ryan)
Mitzi McCall ... Freida Crown
B.J. Ward ... Giselle Davenport
Philip Bruns ... Irv Crown (as Phil Bruns)
Jack Carter ... Rabbi
Tess Foltyn Tess Foltyn ... Hanna
David DeCastro David DeCastro ... Beer Vendor
Donald Brown Donald Brown ... Crackerjack Vendor
Aaron Lustig ... Movie Bully
Connie Sawyer ... Waitress from Hell
Steven Brill ... George / French TV Announcer


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 {J-26}

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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Ball park attendant: Lite beer?
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Very well written and very overlooked...
7 November 2005 | by PookyiscuteSee all my reviews

Unfortunately sometimes a movie like this comes along, and is very much overlooked by the mainstream. I love it more and more each time I see it. The writing is hysterical and the deliverance by each and every one of the characters is perfect. Kevin Pollack is probably the best character, and most suited for the role in the film.

At the beginning of the movie, Courtney Cox meets the man she will eventually end up with in the film (I assure, I haven't ruined anything for you). From beginning to end you hear the opposite sex's view points on love, sex, friends, parents, marriage, and many more topics.

An adult film, yes, but witty, clever and full of life, is how I would categorize it. It's very enjoyable!

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Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$525,004, 28 March 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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