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
Peter Billingsley's character (Scott) wears some familiar black rimmed glasses. Where Billingsley as a child star played Ralphie from "A Christmas Story". See more »
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 »
My name is Birdie.
Oh, okay. Sorry. Um... I'm Sam. Um... my name.
Take Pam with an S.
Oh... so... so, Spam.
You know, the P is silent. It's confusing.
[Both laugh but Jemily sighs]
I would *love* to continue this conversation, but... I
Yeah, ofcourse. Sorry. Yeah.
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Diamonds and Rust
Written and Performed by Joan Baez
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Where the romantic comedy A Case of You, starring Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood, succeeds is ultimately where it missteps. Directed Kat Coiro assembles a terrific cast including the underutilized Sam Rockwell and extremely memorable Peter Dinklage, however, the screenplay that is co-written by Long along with brother Christian and Keir O'Donnell doesn't have a true sense of identity. Tells the story of a young man who thinks he's met the girl of his dreams and attempts to court her by all interests and statuses from her Facebook page.
In an era where social media is prevalent and dating becomes the new norm via a tweet or a poke, the story rings true in many ways. However, the misguided title and evolution of events don't exactly scream fresh and unique. Coiro manages some very funny moments and gets some decent outcomes from some of the cast particularly Evan Rachel Wood and Peter Dinklage. In its short running time, the film doesn't exactly feel smooth and polished in the way a comedy needs to be.
With all the obvious flaws, A Case of You is still very entertaining and enjoyable. Sam Rockwell is memorable in his few moments on-screen along with Vince Vaughn and Brendan Fraser. Check it out when you can.
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