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A Case of You (2013)

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A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.

Director:

Kat Coiro

Writers:

Christian Long (screenplay), Justin Long (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Long ... Sam
Keir O'Donnell ... Eliot
Evan Rachel Wood ... Birdie
Gideon Glick ... Fan
Sienna Miller ... Sarah
Mizuo Peck ... Jemily
Peter Dinklage ... Gerard
Busy Philipps ... Ashley
Sam Rockwell ... Gary
Vince Vaughn ... Alan
Adam Johnson ... Improv Comedian #1
Jee Young Han ... Improv Comedian #2
Jenn Harris ... Jackie
Demosthenes Chrysan ... Cab Driver
Lynn Cohen ... Harriet
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Storyline

Stuck with writer's block, Sam (Justin Long) concocts a fake identity to snag local street artist Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood). After his roommate suggests checking her Facebook profile, Sam begins to shape himself into the ideal man for her. After pretending to accidentally meet at a comedy club and they become ballroom dance partners. Sam begins to write a novel based on their relationship. Can he keep up the charade as it gets more and more difficult? Written by Anonymous

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He'll be everything she likes but himself.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2014 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

A Case of You - Sekaisin sinusta See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Color
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Justin Long and Vince Vaughn's third film together. They appeared together in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and The Break-Up (2006). See more »

Goofs

Right in the beginning you can clearly see Sam typing the letter "a" at least two times, but there is only one in "It was winter in Brooklyn" See more »

Quotes

Eliot: Dude, you are never gonna believe this. A shrimp's heart is in its head. This is fucking tripping me out.
Sam: Really, Cheech?
Eliot: Yeah. Oh, sorry. You getting a contact high? You gonna be all seizuring out on me?
Sam: I don't get seizures.
Eliot: Mm-hmm. What do you call them again?
Sam: They're marijuana-induced fits. It's a medical condition.
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Written by Christopher Chu
Performed by Pop Etc (as The Morning Benders)
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
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Cute and Worth Your Time if You Have It
13 December 2015 | by dansviewSee all my reviews

A reviewer said that our protagonist was basing his interest in the girl solely on looks. That is not true. He saw her every day interacting with customers at the coffee shop. He liked her spirit.

Reviewers also can't understand why she would like our guy, especially since he was a faker. But you can't account for attraction. She saw the real him all along and liked it. Perhaps she was flattered that he made such an effort to accommodate her interests.

Women have intuition that guides them in relationships. She liked him. Let's accept that and move on.

Just Long's comedic timing was perfect in this one. It's like he was channeling Woody Allen without actually copying him. I also thought the cameos were fine. You had a fast-talking publisher, a gay midget coffee guy, an oafish ex-boyfriend, and a wacky guitar teacher, all played by stars. They were good. No one went over the top, which would have been very easy to do.

I think the best thing in this one was the roommate and his girlfriend. I'm not familiar with either actor, but they were natural, funny, down-to-earth, and genuinely helpful.

I don't know the lead girl, Ms. Wood, but she sure is lovely. If her character was not a child of hippies, she would have a jock boyfriend.

There was so much potential for this flick to fall into "Indie" stereotypes with a soundtrack, self-conscious performances, existential philosophy, and some depressing commentary on life. But this one didn't do that. The quirky pixie girl actually turned out to be a solid person with a forgiving soul and plenty of patience.

Although I would love to know how she supports herself.

One thing to note is that all her interests are wildly Left Wing, but she does explain that being due to her parentage. But I guess you could say that the one "Indie" stereotype is that the characters almost always love Godless, artsy stuff, and like most rom-coms, they seem to always live in New York. Trust me folks, N.Y. is not romantic at all. It's dirty, dangerous, crowded, and smelly.

Good movie. Not particularly memorable, but worth a date night. Enjoy.


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