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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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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

Camera crew visible watching the scene on a monitor as the camera cranes back to reveal more dancers in the final ballroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Scott: It is very clear that this guy is beyond lost and has no clue how to navigate his own actions.
Sam: Uh...
Scott: And what I like is he doesn't understand how the real world works...
Alan: Right.
Scott: ...and he's too afraid to show himself to the real world, and these are the seeds of his own undoing.
Sam: Oh, I don't...
Scott: He's a child. He's wandering alone in the woods... right?... Lost in the ether of his own neuroses. And this is powerful stuff.
Alan: Yeah. He's saying you wrote the perfect pussy.
Sam: The perfect pussy?
Alan: Yeah, the ...
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Soundtracks

Two Princes
Written by Aaron Comess, Chris Barron (as Christopher Gross), Eric Schenkman and Mark White
Performed by Spin Doctors
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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mildly amusing
22 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Sam (Justin Long) is a weary writer who novelizes movies. He turns already made movies into novels. He is smitten with the coffee shop girl Birdie Hazel (Evan Rachel Wood). So he uses her Facebook profile to bone up on all her favorites.

This is co-written by Justin Long. He's playing his try and true awkward uncomfortable character. There are a lot of great actors. Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell and Brendan Fraser are all going out of their way to play wild crazy characters. It would have been better if one of them played the bigger character of the best friend. Of course they were probably just doing Justin a favor. Evan Rachel Wood is lovely but she's not the rom-com type. There are mildly amusing performances. The central concept is a good idea to write a movie around. The ending is quite cheesy. The movie needs much better writing. It makes me appreciate how hard comedy is.


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