Jason Lee as a romantic lead? Yeah, he has that kinda nerd comic book reading wise-cracking hero appeal about him that other nerd comic book readers would find attractive - them and Kevin Smith fans. But Jason Lee as your Hollywood-style romantic lead? I mean please. You might as well gets a camelís ass to be the romantic lead. Itíd be more convincing than Jason Lee.Right then - A Guy Thing is a romantic comedy. Now that Iíve given away the complete plot letís move on to other matters.
There are certain features you would hope to see in romantic comedies. Like say they should be funny and they should be romantic - as IĎm sure weĎve all thought. This film thought better of it (maybe I mean worse of it) and discarded both of those features.
Watching Jason Lee scratch his crabs-infested crotch may be funny on Initiation Night over at your local college, but not in a chick flick/date movie. It just looks plain stupid. The frat boy humour should be put out the back and left to die. Itís just completely wrong for this type of film. The crabs scene was desperately unfunny. Just what was Julia Stiles thinking?
Stiles is better at being Shrewish. Sheís shown the girl has got some bite in films like 10 Things I Hate About You, O, and the excellent Business of Being Strangers. Here she seems intent on softening her image a notch or two. All to tragic effect.
Selma Blair - as a member of the Stuck A Pole Up Her Ass Society - seems to be getting typecast as women with a pole stuck up her ass. That has been there since birth. Unlike Stiles she is right for the part, but thatís not a good thing here.Girls, skip this one and find a movie with a better looking lead. Guys, stick to porn on the net. A Guy Thing is a dreadful, embarrassing excuse of a movie.