Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

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Justin Reardon

Writers:

Chris Shafer (screenplay), Paul Vicknair (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Me
Michelle Monaghan ... Her
Topher Grace ... Scott
Aubrey Plaza ... Mallory
Luke Wilson ... Samson
Martin Starr ... Lyle
Anthony Mackie ... Bryan
Ioan Gruffudd ... Stuffy
Philip Baker Hall ... Granddad
Patrick Warburton ... Hedge Funder
Gerry Bednob ... Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender L. Peter Callender ... Tourist Couple Guy
Velina Brown ... Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover Ryan Cover ... Skateboarder
Peyton List ... Hot Girl
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A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love since his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. But he really needs to make the script, so he turns to his friends for their experiences. But it's not enough. He then meets a girl who captures his heart. Problem is that she's already engaged. But she allows him to be her friend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Sometimes love just writes itself... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Second movie of Chris Evans and Aubrey Plaza, 1st was Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. See more »

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Just before the end, when they talk next to the giant Cupid's bow, the large group of people that came to see the guy stop the wedding vanish as he walks in front of them. Followed by the comment from The Narrator "even my imagination took a kick to the balls", showing that the group of people were not real but part of his imagination. See more »

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Narrator: [narrating] Did you know that when someone attractive enters your sight-line your pupils dilate 20 percent? Or when someone falls in love, their brain floods with dopamine? You know what else causes that chemical reaction? Narcotics. And it's crazy, right? But that's the fun shit I'm learning right now. See, I've been hired to write this romantic comedy screenplay. And the problem is I've never actually, ya know, been in love, so... it's slow-going.
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September Moon
Written by Christopher Isom
Performed by The Mezcals
By Arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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empty artificial waste of time
27 September 2020 | by mybluegreenSee all my reviews

The writing is obnoxious in ways to which the creative team seems to be oblivious. Finding out the protagonist is an LA screenwriter is a RED FLAG -- telling us that (chances are) the writer lacks worldly experience (outside of showbiz in LA) and lacks imagination (or even just research into other fields).

The writer (Evans) and his pals live privileged lives (affluence without real work) in a fantasyland version of Venice Beach, Malibu, etc. The story takes all that for granted (like it's just air, natural and common for all), then expects us to care about the characters and their silly activity. That oblivious presumption, permeating the whole movie, is obnoxious and repellent. So after maybe 15 minutes I can see that this movie is a waste of time.

Life goes by too fast to watch movies like this. I stopped watching.

All of the actors were appealing, and Topher Grace displays impressive talent and craft, being entertaining & amusing in the subtle details of his performance. I really hope he gets lots of great material for years to come, but it looks unlikely, given this movie was made six years ago, and TG's career seems to be rather quiet and low profile for the past several years.


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8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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A Many Splintered Thing See more »

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