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A Guy Thing (2003)

A soon-to-be husband wakes up on the morning after his bachelor party in bed with another woman.

Director:

Chris Koch

Writers:

Greg Glienna (story), Greg Glienna (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Paul
Julia Stiles ... Becky
Selma Blair ... Karen
James Brolin ... Ken
Shawn Hatosy ... Jim
Lochlyn Munro ... Ray
Diana Scarwid ... Sandra
David Koechner ... Buck
Julie Hagerty ... Dorothy
Thomas Lennon ... Pete
Jackie Burroughs ... Aunt Budge
Jay Brazeau ... Howard
Matthew Walker ... Minister Green
Fred Ewanuick ... Jeff
Lisa Calder Lisa Calder ... Tonya
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Storyline

When he wakes up the morning after his bachelor party in bed with a strange woman, a man presumes he must have cheated on his fiancée. Guilt leads him to try to cover it up in the week before the wedding, high jinks ensue. Written by Ryan McIntosh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He Finally Found The Perfect Girl. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coisas d'Homem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,006,232, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,408,822, 16 February 2003
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Paul goes to the drug store, director Chris Koch's father can be briefly seen at the counter. See more »

Goofs

In the record store, the back of Becky's hair keeps changing between having a single braid, to no braid. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: Where's the groom-to-be?
Karen: He's not here yet.
Dorothy: You know Paul, he always comes a little late.
Buck: What do you think of that, Kenny?
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Alternate Versions

There are three alternate endings on the DVD.
  • 1. Paul stays at the church after the wedding guests have left. Becky comes back looking for her purse and finds Paul lying on one of the benches. She asks him if he's going to be there all day and he says he isn't. Then she invites him to go for a walk. They stroll together down the streets.
  • 2. After the wedding scene, a montage follows of Paul asking people where Becky is. When he finally gets a lead, he finds Becky as a tour guide atop the Space Needle. This one was not used because preview audiences felt Paul took too long in trying to find her.
  • 3. Same as Space Needle ending, only Paul gets to Becky fairly soon and there is no search montage. After they decide to be together, they go to the elevator and run into Minister Ferris and his family but with less tension this time.
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Connections

References Adam-12 (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Across The Alley From The Alamo
Written by Joe Greene
Performed by Bob Wills
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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By the numbers
7 September 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

A much as I like Jason Lee,this is a brain-dead, incredibly derivative date movie that has been done dozens of times before. I really wonder who goes to see these things. Lee plays his usual hapless schmo who wakes up to find a naked blonde (Stiles) in his bed on the morning after his bachelor party. His fiancée (Blair) is on the way over to his apartment at that very moment, f course. I suspect you do not need to have me say anything more about the plot. The moment we see Stiles and Blair, we know where this is going. The lowest of low points in this bogus comedy is when Lee tries to explain away Stiles' panties, which Blair finds in his toilet tank. As he haltingly tells her that he bought them for her, she buys his explanation, and at that point, I wanted to crawl under my couch and die. The wedding finale is similarly cringe-inducing. Blair, a decent-enough actress, is such a pretty young thing to be wasted in such dreck. But then again, it's a paycheck. This is assembly-line movie-making that Hollywood should have given up making long ago. It's not even up to modern TV sitcom standards. I suspect the script was throw together by a roomful of monkeys taking turns typing on an old typewriter.


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