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Playing It Cool (2014)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

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Samson
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Lyle
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Bryan
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Stuffy
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Granddad
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Hedge Funder
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A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love since his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. But he really needs to make the script, so he turns to his friends for their experiences. But it's not enough. He then meets a girl who captures his heart. Problem is that she's already engaged. But she allows him to be her friend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Love... it's a balancing act.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Ioan Gruffudd, Topher Grace worked in Marvel Films. Evans (Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Captain America in MCU), Mackie (Falcon in Captain America TWS), Gruffudd (Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four) and Grace (Venom/Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3). See more »

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At 00:06:00, narrator removes his pair of glasses, and put them on the table, on his left side. A few seconds later, the glasses has suddenly moved on the Narrator's right side. See more »

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Granddad: love is like your 401k, it matches your investment, you love a little, you're loved a litte
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References Ghost (1990) See more »

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Hearts and Rainbows
Written by Barry Corden
Performed by Baz Corden
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By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Expected Better! 4/10
16 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: I really wasn't that impressed with this film because it seemed to be going nowhere, right from the very beginning. Chris Evans plays a womanising writer who is struggling to come up with an idea for a Rom-Com. His agent promises him an action movie as his next project, if he produces the script but he is having problems with his personal love life because he can't get the woman that he really loves. The woman, played by Michelle Monaghan, already has a boyfriend so she becomes best friends with Chris Evans who can't get her out of his mind. His best friends try to help him through his emotional situation but his usual charms don't seem to work on Monaghan. I personally got fed up with the movie because Chris Evans just seems to be whining and moaning from one scene to the next. The director tried his best to keep the movie fresh by creating scenes from what is going on Evans crazy mind, but it's a basic Rom-Com which is corny and not that funny. The whole love story is quite boring, which is a shame because I liked the chemistry between the different characters. I was hoping for something a little different from this film but I struggled to stay interested and the constant whinging got on my nerves. Disappointing!

Round-Up: I doubt that this small movie will damage Chris Evans career, after playing Captain America and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four, but it does show that he's not that great when it comes to Rom-Com's or anything without action in it. At 33, he must be laughing all the way to the bank because he also plays a big part in the Avengers franchise so this project must have pretty small compared to what he is used to. I'm just scared that he will get stuck when the big budget movies dry out. Personally, I like his cocky and self confident style of acting but he plays the same type of characters in all of his roles. He does show some emotion in the Captain America franchise and I really liked him in Injustice but he needs to come away from the comedies and action movies for a while to show that he has some more tools in the box.

I recommend this movie to people who are into their Rom-Com's about a writer who meets a woman at a party and falls head over heals in love with her but she is promised to another so he tries his best to win her heart. 4/10


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