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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Ray shoves Paul in the dumpster and rolls it down the alley, it is on the left hand side with the lids opening out. When the dumpster hits a pole and Paul climbs out, the lids are again opening out towards the middle of the alley. See more »

Quotes

[Paul and Pete discuss Paul sleeping with Becky after his bachelor party]
Pete: Wait 'till she's drunk... next Thanksgiving or Christmas, or better yet, this Saturday at your wedding, after she's had four gin and tonics and she steps up to the microphone and she's telling the whole world.
Paul: That's not gonna happen.
Pete: [mimicking Becky] Everyone, your attention please. I just think you should all know Karen's husband Paul nailed me last Saturday. Yeah, hot sex, and now I'm carrying his child. Thank you for ...
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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

Referenced in Groovy Gravy: Making the Scene in 'A Guy Thing' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Lust For Life
Written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Performed by Buddy Scott Trio
Buddy Scott Trio appears courtesy of Gridley Records, Inc.
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don't be fooled by bad reviews, this movie is fun, silly, and entertaining
2 August 2003 | by kcwellsSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie for the first time and decided to check out what others thought. I was SOMEWHAT surprised by the 5.3 user rating (what it is at the time I'm writing this), but I was even more surprised by the number of awful reviews people have written for it! Seriously, at least half of them on here are ones saying it is "the worst movie" or some nonsense like that. That is highly untrue. Granted, as with almost every other romantic comedy bar a select few, the plot of this movie isn't the most original ever written. However, this movie is quite fun and entertaining. It was silly and cute, and made me laugh a lot. The acting is all pretty decent, and Jason Lee does an excellent job in his role. I'm not saying this is the best movie ever invented, but it was definitely a fun, cute, funny and entertaining movie that I would recommend to anyone in need of an hour and forty minutes of entertainment. The only thing I hate about the plot (and other movies like this) is that the innocent fiance gets mildly screwed over. I hate when that happens in movies. Poor girl. Haha, anyway, rent this movie for a laugh and a fun time. Enjoy! 6.5/10, 7/10 maybe


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