A Guy Thing

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Wasting the talent of its leads, this predictable romantic comedy relies on cheap laughs.

24%

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35%

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Paul Morse (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. Desperate to keep his fiancée, Karen (Selma Blair), from finding out what may or may not be the truth, he tells her a teensy lie. Soon his lies are spiraling out of control and his life is a series of comical misunderstandings.

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Critic Reviews for A Guy Thing

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (78)

  • Thanks to Chris Koch's slack direction, A Guy Thing never gathers real comic momentum.

    March 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Jason Best

    BBC.com
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  • If you ever admired Julia Stiles, Selma Blair and Jason Lee -- and who didn't? -- don't watch them crush their careers in this laugh-free romantic comedy from the director of Snow Day.

    January 31, 2003 | Rating: 1/4
  • The three move through a faded deck of clichs ... with a convincing impression of having fun, helped along by a snazzy '60s-'70s soundtrack and bit-part fillips.

    January 21, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Here's a rule of thumb: If the coincidences in your movie have longer odds than Carrot Top perfecting cold fusion, you might be straining the old believability factor.

    January 18, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
  • It takes a truly awful motion picture to nullify the considerable appeal of Lee, Stiles, and Blair, but A Guy Thing has what it takes.

    January 18, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • [Tries] desperately to lower the bar for scatological gags, rank sexual humor and cheap physical shots.

    January 17, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Guy Thing

  • Nov 29, 2011
    Formulaic and unfunny. Nuff said.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    Formulaic and unfunny. Nuff said.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    I caught this the other week but missed reviewing until now. Jason Lee isn't an ideal romantic lead and is miscast but doesn't result in a bad film, he is funny. This should have been a good film but the filmmaker made some bizarre comedy points that don't work, the crazy ex boyfriend. I found this to be funny if not flawed, the underwear in the bin scene is hilarious. I only wish they kept the oddball craziness throughout instead of patchy segments in a clichà (C) storyline. They could've made an interesting film here but it was in the wrong hands. 22-10-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    Forgetable and not that great! Got bored throughout the film!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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