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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Many Splintered Thing See more »

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At the end of the movie, Me (Chris Evans) is seen tap dancing. His mother owned a dance studio and taught Evans to tap. He has admitted in interviews that he does it when he is nervous. See more »

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At 00:06:00, narrator removes his pair of glasses, and put them on the table, on his left side. A few seconds later, the glasses has suddenly moved on the Narrator's right side. 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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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A Night Like this
Written by Vince Degiorgio, David Schreurs, Jan Van Wieringen
Performed by Caro Emerald
Courtesy of Grandmono Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Ordinary, sweet & simple
8 March 2015 | by osj2507See all my reviews

This is a rather ordinary romantic comedy, but it does have some great ideas, i.e. his smoking self that judges him in his endeavors, that is a very good character, really like the voice inside your head advising you to do or not do what you are about to.

It is in short a romantic comedy about an author experiencing real love for the "first" time, so his life is a romantic comedy and at the same time he is writing a manuscript for a romantic comedy.

It is very ordinary, sweet and simple with very few surprises, but it is okay entertainment and have a lot of good scenes where he as "the writer" puts himself into all the stories told by his friends etc.


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