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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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Justin Reardon

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Chris Shafer (screenplay), Paul Vicknair (screenplay)
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Cast

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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USA

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English | Korean

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Many Splintered Thing See more »

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There are several actors and actresses from comic book movies in this film: *Chris Evans played Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Fantastic Four (2005), and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)), and Lucas Lee (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)) *Topher Grace played Eddie Brock/Venom (Spider-Man 3 (2007)) *Anthony Mackie played Sam Wilson/Falcon (Marvel Cinematic Universe) *Ioan Gruffud played Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic Four (2005), and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)) *Abby Ryder Fortson played Cassie Lang (Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)) *Aubrey Plaza played Julie Powers (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)), and Lenny (Legion (2017)). See more »

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Throughout the movie there is a filming crew and/or green screen reflection in characters sunglasses. 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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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Written by German Baratto Callejas and Scott Gerow
Performed by Los Dos
Courtesy of Crucial Musc Corporation
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When you mix some good ideas with bad ideas
31 May 2016 | by pedrofdz17See all my reviews

Simply it was not the role for Chris Evans. The actor really has never established completely to the romantic movies, and proof of it is the final scene of this movie, the dialogue between Evans and Monaghan could have been more romantically convincing.

" Playing It Cool " is not a bad movie but it definitively could have been way better. Probably another cast assemble or to avoid leaving unfinished parts in the story.

The film is predictable, there will be times when you will be anxious for what will happen, and some other times you will feel boredom and impatience.

The perfect movie for a curious audience who really don't have nothing to do but watch a new movie with any type of expectations.


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