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A Guy Thing (2003)



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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Jason Lee
as Paul Coleman
David Koechner
as Buck Morse
Jackie Burroughs
as Aunt Budge
Larry Miller
as Minister Ferris
Matthew Walker
as Minister Green
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
Noel Fisher
as Acne-Faced Teen
Enid-Raye Adams
as Maid of Honor
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
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
Jean Kean
as Drug Store Twin
Clayton Watmough
as Police Officer
Peter New
as Crab Guy in Tiki Bar Bathroom
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Critic Reviews for A Guy Thing

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (35)

Lame, crude descendent of Meet the Parents.

December 21, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It is a delightful turn in a movie that doesn't deserve it and I could only imagine the movie that could have been were a stronger script available.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

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

March 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 1/4

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.

January 21, 2003 | Full Review…

It evaporates from your mind like cotton candy killing time on a summer sidewalk. It's about that filling, too.

January 19, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Guy Thing


Has its moments, in particular, the crab scene in the pharmacy, but not the best, honestly. I like both Julia and Selma, but it's not a career highlight for either. Kind of dark and dim looking with the filming and has a very b grade/straight to dvd feel.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

not a bad movie has some funny moments!

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