Two Girls and a Guy (1998)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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In this darkly comic tale of love and infidelity, Carla (Heather Graham) and Lou (Natasha Gregson Wagner) are both waiting outside an brownstone in Soho and happen to strike up a conversation. It seems both of them are waiting to meet their respective boyfriends, and as they discuss the bright, funny, romantic and monogamous men they've been lucky enough to become involved with, they make a surprising discovery -- they're both waiting for the same man, Blake (Robert Downey Jr.), an actor,
Apr 24, 1998 Wide
Jun 5, 2001
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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The young actresses Graham and Wagner here create two characters who feel whole, distinct and weighty.
You gotta admire a director who can come up with a way to hang out in such luxurious digs for two weeks, acting out sexual situations with three of the dishiest young actors in the business.
A lively, if slender, perpetuation of the battle between the sexes on a modern battleground.
Writer-director James Toback must believe his audience is hopelessly prudish if he thinks this pedantic story, which takes place over several hours in a Manhattan loft, is provocative.
Toback has somehow managed to prolong and expand this sketchy egg-on-your-face situation with a series of unexpected ironies and power role reversals that are not without wit, humor and intelligence.
There's a lot of vapid discussions about sexuality and fidelity that sound like a late-night drunken dorm room conversation.
Two Girls and a Guy really lives by its central performance, and Robert Downey Jr. makes it a compelling watch.
As a serio-comedy, it only half succeeds. The laughs are well earned, but the attempts at serious romantic analysis fall short of poignancy.
Built around a fearless performance by the protean Robert Downey Jr., this deliberately provocative story of deception and sexuality packs a punch that's undermined by the director's indulgence.
Mildly entertaining. Is never as erotic as it thinks it is.
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