The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them (1993)



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A spoof of modern dating trends spotlights a mismatched Boston couple (Arye Gross, Courteney Cox). Eli: Kevin Pollak. Zoe: Julie Brown. Kenneth: Mitch Ryan. Frieda: Mitzi McCall. Rabbi: Jack Carter. Irv: Phil Bruns. Directed by Matthew Meshekoff.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Arye Gross
as David Crown
Courteney Cox
as Carrie Davenport
Mitch Ryan
as Kenneth
Mitzi McCall
as Frieda
Jack Carter
as Rabbi
B.J. Ward
as Gisella Davenport
Aaron Lustig
as Movie Bully
Connie Sawyer
as Waitress from Hell
Steven Brill
as George
Lisa Waltz
as Lizbeth
Frank Birney
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Despite valiant efforts by a game Kevin Pollak to liven up this tired romantic comedy, only the patient should appreciate the gross humor and sophomoric plot.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
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When a battle-of-the-sexes comedy has one combatant complaining that the other never caps the toothpaste tube, there's bound to be a shortage of new thinking.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
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This may not be the most slickly-produced or original motion picture of the year, but it has a great deal more bite than most films that place themselves in the same genre.

Full Review… | April 7, 2003
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This is the kind of movie where nothing that is done, said, thought or performed bears any relationship to anyone you have ever met.

Full Review… | November 17, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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Everything in this feebly written (by screenwriter Noah Stern), blandly staged (by director Matthew Meshekoff) film seems to have been recycled from some earlier movie or television show.

Full Review… | November 17, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

This romantic comedy covers familiar ground in an entertaining fashion, helped by an enjoyable cast.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them


Actually pretty cute, with a Pre-"Friends" & "Cougar Town" Cortney Cox in a Sex & the City~esque role. How is it that Courtney actually looks better today than she did in 1993?

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

This film was a total rip-off of others, SINGLES and ABOUT LAST NIGHT come to mind, and those were much much better, with the former more thought-provoking and the latter much sexier and fun. Funny how when I saw this when in high school I thought it was pretty funny and thoughtful, but I guess I didn't know any better. Even then I cringed at times with the stupid monologues by Julie Brown and the others. God, and then it gets all sappy and cheezy at the end. Skip this one.

John Foster
John Foster

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