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3.27

Awesome: 27.03%
Worth A Look32.43%
Just Average: 8.11%
Pretty Crappy: 5.41%
Sucks: 27.03%

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Two Girls and a Guy
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by Chef ADogg

"So ludicrous and fake that it's almost fun. Almost."
1 stars

Robert Downey Jr. loves himself. Alot. His egotism is really the only thing that shines through in this throwaway "relationship drama" (in the vein of Kevin Smith, where relationships are dependent entirely on sex) about a heel who decides to take on two women at one time.

The women get wise, however, and we watch for an hour and a half as he tries to lie his way out of his comeuppance. As if the character of Blake, as played by Downey, wasn't nauseating enough, there's the carboard premise that the movie tosses lazily in our general direction: two hot chicks are gonna wait around in this dickhead's apartment waiting for him to...to what? He's already been caught and exposed as a two timing bastard--what more can they possibly want from this man?

Maybe they want to help him. That seems to be the case for Carla (Heather Grahm), anyways. Initially smart and funny, she turns out to be just as selfish and misguided as Blake himself. As for the motives of Lou (Natasha Gregson Warner)? She's looking for a three way relationship, and seems to be in a perfect position to get one started.

All the characters are insecure and unlikeable, and that creates something of a problem since they don't develop over the course of the movie. Their desires are laid bare, and there are a few surprises, but the twists aren't realistic and the characters fail to take a turn for the better when they should.

Chalk it up to the shameless migoyny of writer/director James Toback (the man responsible for the ludicrous script of Warren Beatty's "Bugsy"...if you liked the scene in which Annette Benning was overcome by passion for Beatty after hearing him degrade a man by making him BARK LIKE A DOG (?!?), this movie is for you). Toback creates an alternate universe where the women are all ready for some good lesbian fun and even the slimiest of scumbags are irresistable if they have a few well rehearsed lines ready at the drop of a pair of panties.

The characters sit around talking about Blake's problem with fidelity and sex in general, and while some of the topics are interesting, no new ground is broken due to the banal dialogue and lack of rhythm. I've never seen a movie with so much talking and so few honest points--the characters speak in great meandering circles, coming back to the same topics again and again and getting nowhere.

Wasting a good idea and a great performance by Robert Downey Jr., "Two Girls and a Guy" proves just as witless as its stupid fucking title.

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originally posted: 07/31/99 02:43:59
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User Comments

5/12/05 Indrid Cold Fascinating dialogue and interaction, despite being nothing but talk it keeps your interest 4 stars
5/13/04 JOSEPH BLACKBURN THE VERBAL EXCHANGES AND SUTLE MOOD SWINGS MAKES THIS MOVIE ,AT TIMES, VERY HONEST 5 stars
4/07/03 Jack Sommersby The characters can talk all they want -- what they're spouting is crapola. 1 stars
2/21/03 nanite Acting practice on a saturady afternoon- but why film it? 1 stars
2/02/03 Charles Tatum Truly stupid 1 stars
7/13/02 Okan Ormanlý It's a shocking movie. Players are excellent 3 stars
3/09/01 Hypochondriacal Uh, what the hell?? Interesting - Downey jr was such a bastard!(i still love him though) 5 stars
2/26/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) This movie has a RIMJOB in it!! NEED I SAY MORE??!! 1 stars
1/03/01 Annika LOVED IT- NGW is the funniest thing EVER- RDJ is AMAZING.. SEE IT SEE IT 5 stars
8/26/99 Bornslippy Witty and funny dialogue, great acting from the actors but the girls were underdeveloped 4 stars
7/26/99 emperor great dialogue 4 stars
7/06/99 James Harrington Absolutely Stupendous; Enriching and Clever 4 stars
6/29/99 J Barreta Tedious start... worth the wait 5 stars
6/06/99 Randall New style, i enjoyed it, love that gregson wagner 4 stars
4/13/99 Duck Great Acting, bad ending 3 stars
3/18/99 Bob Look how cheap they made this movie, about 5 Characters and an apartment - cheap bastards 3 stars
12/10/98 G your insane, watching Downey Jr. is an experience all its own. 4 stars
8/29/98 Mister Whoopee What she said. Too much happening in too little space that I could give a fuck about. 2 stars
8/25/98 Miss Stress ok, that apartment was just too boring to watch for two hours. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  24-Apr-1998 (R)
  DVD: 05-Jun-2001

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Australia
  15-Apr-1999 (MA)




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