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Playing It Cool (2014)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Me
... Her
... Scott
... Mallory
... Samson
... Lyle
... Bryan
... Stuffy
... Granddad
... Hedge Funder
... Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender ... Tourist Couple Guy
... Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover ... Skateboarder
... Hot Girl


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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Love... it's a balancing act. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Many Splintered Thing  »

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Chris Evans starts dating Michelle Monaghan for a quite few time after the movie, but after 4 months the couple break up. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Sing Sing Sing Like
Written and Performed by Richard Paul Geere
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Great movie, definitely worth a watch
6 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

'Playing It Cool' is probably one of the best rom-coms released lately. Its got a fresh story about an author who does not know anything about love, but is asked to write a love story. So, he searches for love in the stories that he hears about love but doesn't truly get until he meets this wonderful woman. Only flaw, she is in a relationship. Michelle monaghan and Chris Evans give a good performance in these roles. The story is told in a narrative fashion, and the story unfolds in a different way and continues so till the end. Tbe movie is sure to impress a lot, with good humor and romance in the right amounts. It is worth a watch over the weekend and will not fail to impress. However, that said, the execution of the story could have been better. Its a shame that movies like these garner very less appreciation or recognition from the audience, even though they are much better than most highly publicized and hyped movies. FINAL VERDICT-DEFINITELY WORTH A WATCH.

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