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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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Me
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Her
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Scott
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Mallory
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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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Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender ...
Tourist Couple Guy
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Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover ...
Skateboarder
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Hot Girl
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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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A Many Splintered Thing  »

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Chris Evans's character is a screenwriter with a deadline to write a script for Matthew Morrisson and Ashley Tisdale. Chris Evans and Ashley Tisdale appeared together five years earlier in a Vanity Fair photo shoot recreating scenes from West Side Story; Chris Evans played Riff and Ashley Tisdale was his date at the dance at the gym. See more »

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In the ending credits, Berverly d'Angelo (Lyle's girlfriend) is mispelled as "Berverly d'Angleo". See more »

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Narrator: I'm gonna tell you this one from my point of view so you can put yourself in there.
Narrator: So the story goes:The guy falls in love with a girl the second he meets her, but it takes them a lifetime to get it together.
Narrator: When they do they end up on a boat, and they realise the only way they can stay together is to never go ashore.
Narrator: So they raise the yellow colour flag so no port would take them and they drift out to sea 'til the end.
Narrator: And it makes you realize there are people in your life so important that ...
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Take Me To the Party, Baby
Written by Zachary Puls, John Biggio, Reece Lazarus, Duncan Shea
Performed by Tropical Punk
Courtesy of Denim records
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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One of few Rom-Com this year that is really a Rom-Com
17 February 2015 | by (Boston, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

Nicely directed , the cast is Hilarious from Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza to Topher Grace .. started with a well put Hilarious bits , tuned down then the romance peaked which just the definition of romance comedy.

The scenario escalated gently and understandably , the "Narrator" explained exactly how things work on a romance comedy then the movie just stared showing what has been explained , also the flashbacks for each story any of the guys tell was spot on.

the only thing i'v noticed , which not just here in this movie but also in the recent ones is that the writers generally trying to spread the idea of "it's okay to cheat on your partner if you're trying to finding love" !!! i don't know but it feels kinda wrong to me, yet it wouldn't serve the purpose of the movie here or the concatenation of the event..but still ;)


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