A Guy Thing (2003)

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

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A man trying to save his relationship with the woman he loves finds himself sinking into a quicksand of small lies and half-truths in this comedy. Paul (Jason Lee) is a regular guy who is engaged to marry Karen (Selma Blair); while Paul loves Karen, he's more than a bit nervous around her family, even though her father (James Brolin) has already given him a job in the family business. Shortly before the wedding, Paul's friends throw him a bachelor party, complete with a boatload of liquor and a squadron of grass-skirt-clad tiki dancers. Paul strikes up a conversation with one of the dancers, the cheerful if inept Becky (Julia Stiles), and the next morning, he wakes up bleary-eyed with a massive hangover -- and Becky in bed next to him. Paul soon receives a phone call from Karen saying she's stopping by for a visit, and Paul scrambles to get Becky out of his apartment. Paul attempts to explain some incriminating evidence with a few white lies, but a messy situation gets messier when Paul runs into Becky at a pre-wedding family get-together...and discovers she's Karen's cousin. A Guy Thing also features Shawn Hatosy, Lochlyn Munro, and Julie Hagerty.
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PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Cast

Jason Lee
as Paul Coleman
Selma Blair
as Karen
Julie Hagerty
as Dorothy
Diana Scarwid
as Sandra
David Koechner
as Buck Morse
Jackie Burroughs
as Aunt Budge
Jay Brazeau
as Howard
Larry Miller
as Minister Ferris
Matthew Walker
as Minister Green
Lisa Calder
as Tonya
Dan Joffre
as Larry
Will Sanderson
as Bachelor Party Guy
Dave McGowan
as Bachelor Party Guy
Jonathon Young
as Bachelor Party Guy
Daniel McKellar
as Bachelor Party Guy
Scott Williams
as The Buddy Scott Trio
Josef Pelletier
as The Buddy Scott Trio
Joe Sather
as The Buddy Scott Trio
Brody Smith
as Leo Ferris
Miriam Smith
as Mrs. Ferris
John B. Destry
as Angry Driver
Zahf Paroo
as Ahmed
Noel Fisher
as Acne-Faced Teen
Enid-Raye Adams
as Maid of Honor
Deejay Jackson
as Officer
Keith Dallas
as Spend Mart Clerk
Donavon Stinson
as Mouthy Bar Guy
Victor Varnado
as Hansberry
William Sanderson
as Bachelor Party Guy
Gus Lynch
as Internal Affairs Agent Harris
Fiona Hogan
as Internal Affairs Agent Roberts
Xantha Radley
as Ken's Secretary
Leslie Jones
as Sales Employee
Miriama Smith
as Mrs. Ferris
Chris Wilding
as Beaten Suspect
Andy Thompson
as Guy in Washroom
Colin Foo
as Phil
Lina Teal
as Melanie
Shawn Bordoff
as Guy on Sofa
Anita Brown
as Laundromat Girl
Doris Blomgren
as Elderly Shopper
Benjamin Ettenberg
as Zulu Patron
Bonnie Kean
as Drug Store Twin
Jared Van Snellenberg
as Guy on Moped
Jean Kean
as Drug Store Twin
Clayton Watmough
as Police Officer
Peter New
as Crab Guy in Tiki Bar Bathroom
Jared von Snellenberg
as Guy on Moped
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Critic Reviews for A Guy Thing

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (29)

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Full Review… | December 3, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 20, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

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
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The three move through a faded deck of clichés ... with a convincing impression of having fun, helped along by a snazzy '60s-'70s soundtrack and bit-part fillips.

Full Review… | January 21, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

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
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Guy Thing

Forgetable and not that great! Got bored throughout the film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

not a bad movie has some funny moments!

 ♥Robyn  M♥
♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

Don't let the title fool you because this film's for guys and girls. A brilliant cast with Julia Stiles and Jason Lee starring in a hilarious, romantic tale of meeting the right person close to a wedding with the wrong one, and all of the complications that arise due to the fact that she's his fiance's cousin. Memorable gags and running jokes that never grow stale.

Eric S
Eric S

Super Reviewer

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