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A Guy Thing (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 17 January 2003 (USA)
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:

$6,988,749, 19 January 2003

Gross USA:

$15,545,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,432,163
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Karen's father, Ken, played by James Brolin has a picture of him with President George W. Bush in his office. His son, Josh Brolin, later played the president in the Oliver Stone movie "W." See more »

Goofs

After returning from Ray's apartment, in one shot the mirror image of the car is used, with Paul driving from the right side seat. 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

The Anniversary Song
Music by Iosif Ivanovici, arranged by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin
Performed by The Arthur Murray Orchestra (as Arthur Murray Orchestra)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Rather mediocre romantic story.
16 March 2009 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Typical chick flick that should be enjoyed only by teens. There is not much to comment about this effort that could easily pass as a b-movie effort.

The plot tries to be different from some other efforts of it's time but to be honest I didn't think it was a genre definer or a movie that should be kept in order to show it to anyone else!.

The acting by Julia Stiles is wooden but it helps that she's pretty. Selma Blair is sexy as always but her character didn't help that much. Jason Lee always works for these kind of movies but the plot didn't help him either.

So there you go, this is a mildly-entertaining, not clever or witty, but "ok-time killer" for those who enjoy regular almost mediocre romantic comedies.

Watch it only if it airs on cable. I did that! I didn't spend a single dollar on it and I'm proud about it.


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