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The Third Wheel (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 2002 (Italy)
A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

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The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his Taurus and his planned night turns upside down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The only thing Stanley & Michael didn't plan on for the perfect date was...Phil. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/dialogue and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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During the closing credits when the cast is dancing to the Young MC hit, "Bust a Move," a person in a giant panda suit wanders through the scene. He reappears a couple of times, with a smoke machine. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when Stanley is leaving Diana's house and decides to turn around and stand up for Diana against Phil, his backup lights do not come on. See more »

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Michael: I always wanted to get my swerve on on my bike!
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Great date movie!
21 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie on cable on dreary evening in winter. It was light and delightful and funny. The plot follows at a great pace, the characters are memorable, and Phil is hilarious. Call me naive, but I followed the movie at face value, not trying to guess what is going to happen next, and found it very entertaining. When you expect too much from a film like this, you are looking to watch a different movie. This is light romantic comedy at its finest. The casting was on mark and I really enjoy Ben and Matt in these minor roles where they are just having fun, I don't think they do that enough in movies anymore. Happy to see Melissa McCarthy (Sookie of Gilmore Girls) kiss Ben, and Jeff Garlin along with a really solid ensemble cast of comedic actors. Small movie, great cast, lots of fun.


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