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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.

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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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Trivia

In the beginning, Sam (Justin Long) is seen typing on a "MacBook Pro", which is referencing when Long portrayed a "Mac" in the long running Apple ad campaign. 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

Sam: There were as many women in this band as there were instruments. That's the...
SamBirdie: This was an all male a capella group.
Birdie: Oh my god.
Sam: Yes maam.
[pause]
Sam: It's a... it was a man band, so get it... get it straight.
Birdie: Oh, there's nothing straight about it.
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Soundtracks

She Lit a Fire
Written by Brett Farkas and Ben Schneider (as Benjamin Schneider)
Performed by Lord Huron
Courtesy of Iamsound Records
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Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood play it safe.
14 November 2013 | by BrentHankinsSee all my reviews

In the age of social media, dating has become infinitely more complicated, and the ability to pore over your loved one's Facebook profile or Twitter feed to find those little idiosyncracies that make them unique is something we've probably all experienced. But what happens when you start taking it a bit too far?

Written by Justin Long (who also stars), A Case of You follows struggling writer Sam, whose daily trips to a local coffee shop have left him infatuated with the free-spirited Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood). Unfortunately, Birdie loses her job before Sam works up the nerve to ask her out, but never fear - with a little bit of Facebook stalking, Sam can not only find out where she'll be next, he can also begin molding himself into her ideal match.

Yes, it sounds more than a little creepy, but Long is charming and charismatic enough to keep us interested, and Sam's willingness to put himself into incredibly awkward situations in order to impress Birdie result in some humorous exchanges. There are also a few laugh-out-loud moments that come courtesy of Keir O'Donnell as Sam's roommate and Peter Dinklage as a flamboyantly sassy barista.

While amusing at times, A Case of You doesn't stray far from the typical romantic comedy template: boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy learns important life lesson and tries to win girl back. The chemistry between Long and Wood is believable, and watching them together is far from boring, but the film never aspires to be more than a paint-by-numbers affair. It's a decent first effort for screenwriter Long, but certainly nothing that reinvents the genre.

-- Brent Hankins, www.nerdrep.com


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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,559
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