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Overall Rating
2.38

Awesome: 5%
Worth A Look: 17.5%
Average: 22.5%
Pretty Bad: 20%
Total Crap35%

3 reviews, 22 user ratings


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Guy Thing, A
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by Dust For Eyes

"A crap thing more like."
1 stars

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.

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User Comments

12/10/10 PAUL SHORTT SENSELESS AND WITLESS 1 stars
10/31/08 Shaun Wallner Was'nt all that great! 1 stars
1/23/06 Jeff Anderson Embarrassingly unfunny & Lee is badly miscast. Julia Stiles is the lone saving grace. 2 stars
8/15/05 love not the funniest movie but no so bad either 3 stars
3/13/04 Wlaclaw Kaczmierski I think I'm the Pole that Selma Blair stuck up her ass! 4 stars
3/08/04 Julia Stiles is a lovely flower but possibly should change her name. Stiles always have stigmas attached to them. It comes with the territory. 5 stars
1/19/04 Gretchen Seitz Jeez "Dust For Eyes", Julia Stiles's shrewish persona is insufferable. Don't ENCOURAGE it! 5 stars
1/18/04 Cheerleader who ran out of TP& has to wipe her ass with her pompoms Geez, What is it with Julia Stiles and guys who use shampoo bottles other than as intended? 3 stars
9/08/03 Amanda I enjoyed it, but it wasn't great, Jason Lee was the best thing about it 4 stars
8/19/03 Jeff THIS SHIT SUX!? 1 stars
6/22/03 John Aster Habig the best man character puts a decent enough twist and someone I can relate to 3 stars
6/05/03 Eloquency Zig-Zag What are you idiots talking about? Julia Stiles sucked giant festering cock in this movie 1 stars
5/07/03 JonBenet Ramsey's ghost Of all Julia's styles of acting, the first to do much for me. 4 stars
3/06/03 The Lurchprong Splitter Julia Stiles has finally extracted her head from her anus enough to show she has talent! 4 stars
2/28/03 Uncle Salty Aptly named, If "A guy thing" means the desire to commit ritual suicide. 1 stars
2/22/03 Jon Jason Lee what happened? 2 stars
2/04/03 jgfsjglksdf why? 1 stars
1/31/03 Pure Spring Water whatever it should do, Jason Lee doesn't and Julia Stiles does 4 stars
1/22/03 wishiwasdead I'm easygoing with romantic comedies, but this was 100% unfunny. And Julia Stiles? Blech 1 stars
1/22/03 ars Predictable but pretty funny 4 stars
1/22/03 snowconehead not that bad 4 stars
1/22/03 kosta kill me now 1 stars
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USA
  17-Jan-2003 (PG-13)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  28-Aug-2003


Directed by
  Chris Koch

Written by
  Greg Glienna
  Pete Schwaba
  Matt Tarses

Cast
  Jason Lee
  Julia Stiles
  Selma Blair
  James Brolin
  Shawn Hatosy
  David Koechner



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