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A Case Of You (2013)



Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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A young writer (Justin Long) woos a cute and quirky barista (Evan Rachel Wood) by studying her Facebook profile and making himself into the man of her dreams. When she falls for his alter ego, he must keep up the act or risk losing her.(c) IFC Films


Comedy, Romance

Christian Long, Justin Long

Feb 4, 2014

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (10)

The actors are on their game, with Long digging deeper than he's usually asked to, and Wood showing more restraint than she often does.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A Case Of You's characters and plot points will be familiar to anyone who's seen a movie in which a neurotic urbanite pines for a beautiful girl.

November 6, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
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"A Case of You" is perfectly enjoyable as far as indie rom coms go - just not particularly original.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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While this unrelentingly midtempo movie milks Brooklyn for its chic, it manages to denude it of its color.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A Case of You is a disappointing romantic comedy that aspires to social relevance until the third act, when it settles for pat Freudian revelations.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Wood makes Birdie approachable enough that Sam's continuing treatment of her as a fantasy-girl, who could only like a fictionalized version of him, grows tiresome as the film progresses.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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If the movie managed to inspire even an iota of investment in whether or not Sam and Birdie (ugh) would end up together, I'd call it a perfectly adequate date night rental. But it's too insubstantial for that.

April 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
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A winning romantic comedy...

February 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Some jokes land as intended, and there's a weirdly star-studded supporting cast, but Corio isn't brave enough to make the movie matter, eventually submitting to painfully labored formula to land this underwhelming effort.

November 21, 2013 Full Review Source:

Its third act conflict and resolution all seem motivated not by the characters on screen chafing at change, growth or surrender, but instead by scenes from other movies.

November 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Simply not enough happens, and the screenwriters might have been wise to add a subsidiary relationship plotline to the mix, focus more on Sam's attempts at more serious writing, or just give those hungry, generous and funny actor pals more to do.

November 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

As contemporary romantic comedies go, it's by no means an embarrassment, ranging from politely bland at its worst to very nearly inspired at its best.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

By keeping their goals modest the filmmakers have given us a pleasant-enough romantic comedy.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks
Leonard Maltin's Picks

Long and Wood are delightful to watch and have great chemistry, and on the whole, the film is, despite my better judgement, quite enjoyable.

November 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

Kat Coiro's film takes the comedy of discomfort to new levels of cringe-worthiness by presenting.

November 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A sweet and rather familiar rom-com, A Case Of You is carried along thanks to engaging led performances from Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood.

May 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

There's some interesting ideas floating around about identity, manhood, and what it means to connect with someone in an over-connected world, but A Case Of You...never actively explores them.

April 24, 2013 Full Review Source: The Playlist
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Audience Reviews for A Case Of You

Not the best. Pretty c grade. Evan reminds me of a younger, cute Drew Barrymore here. Just made me wish I was watching one of her cute rom coms from the 90's!
Most of it is a bit sketchy with some stereotypical unlikable supporting characters and idiotic scenes.
The romantic ending is nice, and if the rest of the film had been more like it, I might have been more impressed.
April 18, 2014

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three stars
February 13, 2014
MisterYoda ?

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Woah, didn't expect this to hit me emotionally and well as hysterically. Justin Long has always been a great actor in my book, so I knew I was up for entertainment, but i didn't expect to be this impressed. great!
November 12, 2013
Shawn Montague

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This film could have been so much better. It kind of reminded me of movies like Along Came Polly and the Freddie Prinze Jr. film Down to You. I liked Along Came Polly, much more than this film. This style of the film is off. This feels like a TV sitcom. I felt that the audience track was missing. Also the film needed a better director. I keep thinking if Kevin Smith directed the film, it would be so much better. Everyone in the cast is great, they just need a better director and script.
July 27, 2014
Sol C

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    1. Sam: Hey, Gerard, what's another word for "smitten"?
    2. Gerard: Horny.
    – Submitted by Frances H (3 months ago)
    1. Jemily: Emily, spelt Jemily but the J is silent
    2. Sam: Most Jemily's I know, spell it with it a 'G'
    3. Jemily: How many Gemily's do you know?
    – Submitted by Greg H (6 months ago)
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