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A Guy Thing (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 17 January 2003 (USA)
A soon-to-be husband wakes up on the morning after his bachelor party in bed with another woman.

Director:

Chris Koch

Writers:

Greg Glienna (story), Greg Glienna (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Paul
Julia Stiles ... Becky
Selma Blair ... Karen
James Brolin ... Ken
Shawn Hatosy ... Jim
Lochlyn Munro ... Ray
Diana Scarwid ... Sandra
David Koechner ... Buck
Julie Hagerty ... Dorothy
Thomas Lennon ... Pete
Jackie Burroughs ... Aunt Budge
Jay Brazeau ... Howard
Matthew Walker ... Minister Green
Fred Ewanuick ... Jeff
Lisa Calder Lisa Calder ... Tonya
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Storyline

When he wakes up the morning after his bachelor party in bed with a strange woman, a man presumes he must have cheated on his fiancée. Guilt leads him to try to cover it up in the week before the wedding, high jinks ensue. Written by Ryan McIntosh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Boy meets girl. Boy meets girl's cousin. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coisas d'Homem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,006,232, 19 January 2003

Gross USA:

$15,408,822
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Karen's father, Ken, played by James Brolin has a picture of him with President George W. Bush in his office. His son, Josh Brolin, later played the president in the Oliver Stone movie "W." See more »

Goofs

When Ray shoves Paul in the dumpster and rolls it down the alley, it is on the left hand side with the lids opening out. When the dumpster hits a pole and Paul climbs out, the lids are again opening out towards the middle of the alley. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Budge: I would kill for some diarrhea! I haven't had a bowel movement in 17 days!
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Alternate Versions

There are three alternate endings on the DVD.
  • 1. Paul stays at the church after the wedding guests have left. Becky comes back looking for her purse and finds Paul lying on one of the benches. She asks him if he's going to be there all day and he says he isn't. Then she invites him to go for a walk. They stroll together down the streets.
  • 2. After the wedding scene, a montage follows of Paul asking people where Becky is. When he finally gets a lead, he finds Becky as a tour guide atop the Space Needle. This one was not used because preview audiences felt Paul took too long in trying to find her.
  • 3. Same as Space Needle ending, only Paul gets to Becky fairly soon and there is no search montage. After they decide to be together, they go to the elevator and run into Minister Ferris and his family but with less tension this time.
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Connections

Referenced in Inside 'A Guy Thing' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Kamera
Written by Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy (as Jeffrey Tweedy)
Performed by Wilco
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This was actually good.
18 April 2004 | by DominqueZarinhaSee all my reviews

Despite what many IMDB users think, I actually had quite a lot of laughs watching this movie. It's about this man, Paul, (Jason Lee) who's going to marry Karen (Selma Blair) but somehow, after his bachelor party, he wakes up next to Karen's cousin Becky (Julia Stiles). The audience never really knows whether or not Paul and Becky had sex but throughout the movie, Paul is just telling lie after lie after lie. I found it hilarious when Paul starts to foresee what he thinks will happen if he were to reveal the truth. This is a movie guys should watch because exactly how Paul reacts to the whole thing with Becky may be the same way in real life how some men would react. I love the way Paul tried to hide from Becky at the dinner I believe it was. Julia Stiles can do anything, she can do drama and she can do comedy, I love Julia, I think she's got a lot of talent. The highlight of this movie is all of Paul's antics and lies, reminded me of men and their overwhelmingly strange behavioural patterns towards women. Regardless of if the movie did or did not do well at the Box Office, it still has those humurous moments that kept me interested and laughing hella hard of course. Rating 7.5/10.


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