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A Guy Thing
A Guy Thing
Actors: Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, James Brolin, Shawn Hatosy
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2003     1hr 41min

Jason Lee, Julia Stiles and Selma Blair star in this hysterically funny romance bursting with "surprising comedy, likable characters, memorable gags and running jokes that are funny every time" (Knight Ridder)! Paul is en...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, James Brolin, Shawn Hatosy
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2003
Original Release Date: 01/17/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/17/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 91
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Meg B. (Megatron)
Reviewed on 11/14/2009...
A veritable romantic comedy of errors starring young clean shaven Jason Lee (the ex-skater most famous as Earl from My Name as Earl) as a hapless young groom-to-be caught between his strate laced fiance and a free spirited dancer from his bachelor party. Funny, lighthearted romantic comedy.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Heather H. (jazzyheather) from TIOGA, LA
Reviewed on 10/16/2009...
Cute and Funny Chick Flick about what can happen when a Bachelor Party goes crazy. It's a great for a Girl's Night....

Movie Reviews

Extremely Light, Predictable Comedy; Julia Stiles Shines
Lonnie E. Holder | Columbus, Indiana, United States | 05/31/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes I get stuck into watching this type of movie because my daughter rents these things and forces me to watch them. She loved this movie and thought it was funny, stupid, but funny. I had to give you the teen daughter perspective before I gave you mine.I admit this movie is silly, unnecessary, and throwaway. I still laughed in a lot of places. I also groaned in a few places too. Example: When Paul Coleman (Jason Lee) found Becky's (Julia Stiles) panties when his fiance was on the way over, he searched all over the apartment for a place to hide them, ultimately hiding them in the toilet. You knew what was going to happen, and what did happen. Also, there was a running joke about pictures of Becky and Paul, which we never got to see, being found by a minister's son, who also happened to live in the same apartment building. The son kept finding the pictures and the minister kept bringing them back. *sigh*.The tale is a bit hackneyed as well. Girl and guy are prepared to be married, seemingly the perfect couple. Guy meets another girl, girl meets another guy, everyone wonders what's wrong with this picture; guess how it all turns out? SURPRISE!!! NOT!!!In spite of a re-tread plot, and in spite of the groans, there were places that this movie was creative and humorous; not many, but enough that I felt that watching the movie wasn't a complete waste of time. I felt a bit guilty watching this movie because I knew the premise had been done (and done, and done), and many of the jokes were weak, and yet, I like the movie. I think that one thing that really saved this movie was Julia Stiles. She really is not centrally involved in all the happenings, occasionally appearing aloof, and she manages to escape this movie leaving everyone watching with a positive impression. Julia saves this movie from being a waste of time. I look for Julia to get better parts and bigger roles in the future.I won't go so far out on the limb as to give this movie any more than 3 stars (and perhaps a low three at that). Watch the movie for the interaction of everyone with Julia Stiles, and accept the groans as payment for watching those interactions."
Surprisingly fun romantic comedy
Mark Carter | amarillo | 08/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Surprisingly fun romantic comedy. Not a lot of "fall out of your chair" comedy here, but it's consistent and fun. The soundtrack is awesome, rather than go to big names for music, they use "bar band" music to create the moods for the movie, it surprisingly works well, and adds to the goofy awkward feeling of the movie. Terrific likable characters that you can relate to, I'm always saying to myself, "That reminds me of this guy I know", or "Yea, that would suck if it happened to me".

Bottom Line:
I can't help it, I like this movie. Maybe it's a "Guy Thing".
"
Desperately unfunny and derivative of better movies...
Concerned Citizen | Anywheresville, USA | 12/24/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"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. The type of movie where the hero is constantly placed in "embarrassing" situations, and all the humor is derived from his discomfort. Several good actors are utterly wasted here -- why would lovely talented Julia Stiles have ever considered this part? She won't suffer any long term harm, but it hardly counts as a career move. Jason Lee gets less interesting with every movie he makes, and Selma Blair has done this identical part --- the prim yuppie girl who gets dumped for the blond heroine -- more than a few times, especially in "Legally Blonde."There isn't a legitimate laugh in this entire boring movie, and Stiles and Lee have literally NO chemistry together...when they kiss at the end, it's like watching two cousins buss each other at a family picnic. Unsexy, unromantic, unfunny. DO NOT BOTHER to watch or rent this...you have better things to do."