A Guy Thing
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Cycles through the same old cliches, like squares accidentally being dosed with drugs, overzealous pharmacists blaring out sensitive medical information (nothing like a good ol' venereal disease joke), and climactically scotched weddings. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"I can't imagine this painfully unfunny and often boring movie being a 'thing' for guys or gals."
‑ Michael Dequina, Movie Poop Shoot
"A date movie - but only if your other option is a documentary on plates."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"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."
‑ Anya Kamenetz, Village Voice
"[Tries] desperately to lower the bar for scatological gags, rank sexual humor and cheap physical shots."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Lame, crude descendent of Meet the Parents."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Julia Stiles provides the one shining light in an otherwise dull, unfunny, cringe-inducing comedy caper."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"...wasn't as bad as suffering through Just Married, but that's a little like saying you'd rather cross the Atlantic in the Hindenburg than the Titanic."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"A bale of romantic fluff that is a lot funnier than it has any right to be."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Would feel a lot emptier without the lively actors populating it."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"every bumbling mishap along the way to the aisle- the sudden public attacks of diarrhea, the psychotic ex-boyfriend, about a hundred other stale gags - is straight out of the campus-howler how-to book"
‑ Mark Adnum, FILMINK (Australia)
"The quirky comedic timing of skater-turned-thespian Jason Lee helps resuscitate a screenplay choking on its own predictability and awkwardly odd scenarios."
‑ Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly
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