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Buying the Cow (2002)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 June 2002 (USA)
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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 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?

Genres:

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

Company Credits

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

David Collins: You're the only people I've ever told.
Mike Hanson: Yeah, can you keep it that way? It makes you seem kind of creepy.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Much better than the usual.
4 January 2003 | by RichardUSee all my reviews

What is wrong with Hollywood? They pump up virtually unwatchable action flicks and bury real gems like Buying the Cow. This movie was intelligent, original, insightful (to a point) and funny. I feel sorry for everyone involved in this production -- because some distributor someone dropped the ball. If you liked Office Space, The Castle, Happy Texas, or Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion, watch this movie.


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