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A Guy Thing
A man in a straight jacket and bow tie pictured trapped between two women
He finally found the perfect girl
Directed by Chris Koch
Produced by David Ladd
David Nicksay
Written by Greg Glienna
Starring Jason Lee
Julia Stiles
Selma Blair
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Robbie Greenberg
Editing by David Moritz
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) United States January 17, 2003
Running time 101 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $20,000,000
Gross revenue $17,432,163 [1]

A Guy Thing is a 2003 film directed by Chris Koch.



Karen (Selma Blair) and Paul (Jason Lee) are about to be married. However, after his bachelor party Paul wakes up next to Becky, (Julia Stiles) a dancer at the party. Assuming they slept together Paul rushes Becky out of his apartment and hopes never to see her again. He tries to cover up the connection for the few weeks before the wedding. Unfortunately, this is impossible because Becky unexpectedly shows up around town and she turns out to be Karen's cousin. Even worse Becky's cop ex-boyfriend, with his "steroid rage problem", as she calls it in the movie, had Becky followed and photographed. Becky and Paul have to meet again to solve this problem. Further problems arise with a family and friends consistently showing up at the wrong times. Crabs, dirty underwear in the toilet tank, a horny best friend, and a best man/brother who is in love with the bride all provide for a comical week of wedding preparations.


Film culture

This film falls within a sub-genre film type from the late 1990s and early 2000s in which grooms are saved, or nearly saved, from an unwise marriage, such as Along Came Polly.[2]


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  2. ^ Adam Sternbergh, The Devil Wears Pearls: In recent movies, grooms across America flee their frigid fiancees, Slate, January 28, 2004

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