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Paul's friends throw him a wild bachelor party. He wakes up the next morning in bed with his fiancee's cousin but he can't remember what happened. Desperate to keep his fiancee from finding out, he tells her a teensy lie. But his lies spiral out of control and his entire life is a series of misunderstandings.
Comedy - This silly romantic comedy is obviously catered to a teen and young
adult audience, but it's not clear which gender would enjoy it
more. The love story gives it obvious appeal to females, but the
crude nature of many of the jokes give it a male slant. Either
few older than the target audience are likely to enjoy, and the
crude jokes make the film unsuitable for young children.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 14 S-words, 1 GD, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: A fair amount of sex talk. VIOLENCE: Some mild roughhousing, mostly played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol; some marijuana. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Slapsticky gags and suggestive humor.
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Review Poor "What's painful is the sight of Lee transforming himself from a
hostile rebel into a tame, simpering lapdog. In ''A Guy Thing,'' he looks as if
he's about to get on his knees and start begging, and what it feels like he's
pleading for is mainstream acceptance. Surely there's a better fate than
becoming just this month's face.''
Review Above Average "But unlike the witless Just Married, there's
enough chemistry between the leads, a few ludicrous plot twists and a fair
amount of laughs to entertain audiences.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Average "An amiable romantic comedy that delivers a couple of solid
laughs and doesn't utterly humiliate its game cast in the process.''
Review Below Average "January clearance continues with this greasy dough
ball of a romantic comedy about a well-meaning dolt...It's one of those movies
whose sole conviction is that no gag is so tired or gross or easily grasped the
first time that it cannot be run into the ground."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
It's easy to see that this is predominately a young persons movie. They made up by far the largest part of the audience and generally most enjoyed it very much. However, a relatively large number rated it just "Good" and "Fair," which is getting pretty low.
About half the adult males enjoyed "A Guy Thing" very much and half thought it was just OK. For adult men I would say it's a toss up as to whether or not you will truly enjoy this movie.
The adult ladies rated it the lowest. I wouldn't recommend it to them unless they're not too demanding of their movies, since many rated it just OK at best.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
Paul Coleman (Jason Lee) is a good guy When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean—which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky (Julia Stiles) and can't remember the night before. Worse than that, she also happens to be his fiancee's cousin.
Desperate to keep his fiancee, Karen (Selma Blair), from finding out what may or may not be the truth, he tells her a teensy lie. Which turns into a bigger lie. From the bachelor party to the wedding, soon his lies are spiraling out of control and his entire life is a series of comical misunderstandings. It's amazing how much can change because of one little thing.