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Two Girls and a Guy (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 April 1998 (USA)
2 girls wait outside a young actor's door and find out he's had them both as "only" girlfriend the last 10 months. They wait inside after breaking in. When Blake comes home he just can't stop lying but they stay.

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James Toback

Writer:

James Toback

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Lou
Heather Graham ... Carla
Angel David ... Tommy
Frederique Van Der Wal ... Carol
Robert Downey Jr. ... Blake
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Storyline

Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said that he loves only her to both of them but was actually leading double life for a few months already. Angry, they break into his loft and when he returns, a round of accusations and explanations begins. Written by Bill Nichols

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Thanks to his two girlfriends Blake is about to learn a new sexual position. Honesty. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene, strong language and sexual dialogue, and for a violent image | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos chicas y un demonio See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$649,423, 26 April 1998

Gross USA:

$2,057,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,057,193
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene, the women say their boyfriend was returning on American Airlines Flight 11, the same flight number as the plane that hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. See more »

Goofs

The liquor bottle refills in one shot just before Blake returns. See more »

Quotes

Blake Allen: I may have been hiding parts of my life from both of you to avoid causing pain. But I didn't say anything to either one of you that I didn't whole-heartedly mean.
Carla: If you believe what you just said it's worse than if you don't.
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Alternate Versions

The US R-rated version was edited to make an oral sex scene less explicit. This cut version was also released to UK cinemas, but the current UK video release is the longer, uncut version. See more »

Connections

References NYPD Blue (1993) See more »

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Extraordinary: Toback's best work to date
5 April 1999 | by Jaime N. ChristleySee all my reviews

Convict/thespian Robert Downey, Jr. tops his frenzied role in "Natural Born Killers" with another manic Tasmanian Devil-style performance. It's the funniest of the year, an actor's nightmare (how far do you go when you can do whatever you want?), but also the quintessential Downey, Jr. persona.

Heather Graham is my baby, she just doesn't know it yet. Just kidding--truth be told, she excels in the part of one of Downey Jr.'s girlfriends. Wagner nearly matches her in the role of the other.

Toback's direction is stagey (what else can you do with one set?), but his writing is on fire. Sometimes, you snag bits of the actor's riffs and laugh at what you can get your hands on. At other times, you sit back and let it flow over you--this is high-speed Jack Kerouac, coupled with Whit Stillman's keen ear for American bourgeois speech patterns. Wagner and Graham test each other on Downey Jr.'s lovemaking speeches, tying a noose for him before he even arrives, later Downey Jr. verbally abuses and repairs himself in his bathroom mirror--highlights of a dynamite script.

1998 was the year for actors and actresses, and many notables (and a few unknowns) did landmark work: Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show", Jane Horrocks in "Little Voice", Warren Beatty in "Bulworth", John Travolta and Kathy Bates in "Primary Colors", Roberto Benigni in "Life is Beautiful", Bill Pullman in "Zero Effect", and Robert Downey Jr. in this one. James Toback, who also penned the wretched (and similarly themed) "The Pick-Up Artist" in '87, is back on track. With "Bugsy", "The Gambler" and this film on his record, I eagerly anticipate his next picture.


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