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A Guy Thing (Special Edition) [Import]
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Lee/Stiles/Blair ~ Guy Thing
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The movie is about Paul. Paul is an ad salesmen who is getting ready to be married in one week to Karen. He works for her father, Ken, and he is ready for his bachlor party which is being thrown by his brother Pete, and his friend Jim. The entertainment for the party are hula girls, and among them is Becky. Paul gives his groom hat to Jim, and the next mourning he finds himself in bed with Becky, because she doesn't know that he is the groom to be. Paul doesn't remember what happened between the two, rushes Becky out, and then finds Karen coming in seconds later. This begins a seris of lies that start by Jim telling him never to tell Karen what happened between him and Becky. The problem really starts at a dinner party with Paul's parents, Karen's parents, her Aunt Budge, and Karen's cousin who happens to be Becky. Paul has to have Becky assure him that she will never tell anybody anything about what may or may not have happened between them, but the situations gets complicated when Becky's crazy cop ex-boyfriend and gets jealous of him.Read more ›
Yes the first thing you will notice is that this is formula. The whole reason we pick a genera is because we like to see variations on a formula; who can do it better and what different twist can be placed in the story and keep it on track. If this had been played with some actor that had to rely on past films reputations like Adam Sandler the film would not work.
My favorite scene was the one where Paul (with a strait face) tells Karen that the panties (obviously used) she is holding came from a bin at a discount store. She dials up the store for verification.
One added plus to the movie is Larry Miller as Minister Ferris who knew or suspected everything and could not tell. See him again when he can really branch out in "Radioland Murders" (1994) and "Undercover Blues" (1993).
Jason Lee and Julia Stiles both played their parts well, although it seemed like they were struggling to hold the film up by themselves. Selma Blair was just wrong for her part. Courtney Cox Arquette could have done it much better, as basically, all Selma was doing was playing Monica from Friends. Controlling, annoyingly tidy, very organised, all those kind of things. You know what I mean if you're a fan of Friends. Most of her scenes seemed awkward and dumb, and don't show off any of Selma that we know and love. She's grown up, and is unrecognisable as the gawky girl she was in Cruel Intentions, but she still carries some of that gawkiness around with her in her acting.
The extras and the fact that Paul starts to "forsee" what COULD happen if he tells the truth are the good things about this movie. The forseeing happens intermittantly, not so much that it starts to bug you, but appears without warning, and you think it's happening - but it's not. The extras are hilarious. Especially the interviews with the cast. It has to be seen to be believed, as they start making up how stories about each other (the Jason Lee playing the "diva" and attacking an intern is so funny)
Otherwise, this movie is just a less successful Forces of Nature. Did anyone notice the similarities? I'm sure there's other films like this one, but I can't think of them. I've seen them though.
All the lies and betrayal were NOT funny! How can some guy trying to lie to his soon-to-be bride about waking up with some woman in his bed be comical? Ladies this film is demeaning! All you good men out there with morals, this is demeaning!
I found NOTHING funny about this movie. I kept thinking that since it was just so ridiculous that at the end Julia Stiles' character wouldn't go for the character of Jason Lee because of all the craziness and lies that went on.
The only good thing was that Selma Blair's character found some "good" guy at the end of the movie but he obviously wasn't a great guy to everyone because it was his brother's ex fiance he had been in love with all this time!
I love funny movies but I found it ridiculous to think that a female cousin would lie to another female cousin about something as serious as marriage. This movie made marriage look like a joke instead of a loving lifelong commitment.
I gave it a 1 because it makes people look like nothing but selfish liars! I love Selma Blair and Julia Stiles' movies but this one was just a waste! I can't wait to see these two talented young women do a film worthwhile again. Also Jason Lee is a good actor as well but this film really took down what status he had.
For a funny film about weddings try Just Married or American Wedding! Don't waste your time and money!
Most recent customer reviews
This movie was like every other movie! A guy having trouble with a girl that's he's going to get married to. It's lame and I don't recommend it to anybody. Read morePublished on April 22 2004
This was a terrible movie. It just didn't make an audience connection on any level. There was no chemistry between any of the characters, the humor fell flat, and it just plodded... Read morePublished on March 15 2004
This is one fo the most ridiculous movie ever made. Just plain stupid. Lucky I just rented it. But it is a waste of time just sitting through this. There were very few laughs. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by MacFong
After his "bachelor party" (but guys, are you still doing this these days?) ... anyway, Jason Lee's character finds that he is not alone in bed in the morning. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by Amazon Customer
I thought that this movie was a well casted and very funny movie. I think that the other reviews you have read dont give it enough credit. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004
Warmed-over "nothing". Obviously the screenwriter and director have seen "Four Weddings and a Funeral", as well as a bunch of other gen-x comedies of the last decade. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Charismatic Creature
I admit that I did not watch this to the end, but before you give me a bad rating....let me say I watch most of the begining and found it to be very dull. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by Tim
This is yet another by the numbers effort from Hollywood. Why is it that every "romantic comedy" we see these days involves the same elements over and over? Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2003 by DML