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Buying the Cow (2002)

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A commitment-averse man frantically hits the dating scene after his girlfriend starts pressuring him to pop the question.

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Walt Becker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... David Collins
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Sarah (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
Ryan Reynolds ... Mike Hanson
Bill Bellamy ... Jonesy
Alyssa Milano ... Amy
Jon Tenney ... Andrew Hahn
Annabeth Gish ... Nicole
Ron Livingston ... Tyler Bellows
Erinn Bartlett ... Julie Madison
Scarlett Chorvat ... Katie Madison
Jolie Jenkins ... Amber
John O'Hurley ... Tim 'Timbo' Chadway
Alicia Rickter Alicia Rickter ... Laura
Brian Beacock ... Alex
Heather Morgan ... Waitress
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Storyline

David Collins is a commmitment-shy Los Angeles yuppie whose girlfriend of many years, advertising executive Sarah, gives him an ultimatum: commit or get out. David has two months to decide if he wants to stay with Sarah as she leaves town for a job in New York. Following the advice from his more outgoing friends, David hits the dating scene as he tries to find his one and only soul mate, a mysterious woman he sees again and again, but always gets away before he can talk to her. Written by Matthew Patay

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Why buy the cow, when you can get the milk for free?

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas gemelas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Destination Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When David falls on the taxi cab, he clearly breaks the glass; however, when the taxi is driving away, the glass is fully intact. See more »

Quotes

[opens car door to see Mike Kissing a girl]
Tyler Carter Bellows: I thought you said you're gay.
Mike Hanson: Yeah, and your point is?
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References South Park (1997) See more »

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Not bad little movie
1 November 2007 | by LivingDogSee all my reviews

Ryan Reynolds (who plays Mike Hanson) should be getting more major rolls; as should Ron Livingston (who plays Tyler Carter Bellows). It seems that no one notices the massive amounts of talent these two dudes have... if only I had the money. Of the women in this movie only Alyssa Milano (Amy) stands out as portraying anything other than a stick figure. She was warm approachable, loving, and real. The rest struck me as mannequins.

The script was OK but struck me as thin - much like "Wild Hogs" - Walt Becker's other major effort. Given time I can see him pwning (it's a gamer's spelling) Hollywood.

Another reviewer called this a great date movie... that's the last thing I would want to see with someone I was trying to get to know. It's all about marriage - too soon for a date movie. Nonetheless, if you want a light romp through relationship land then this is pretty darn light reading. 7/10.

-LD

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