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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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Justin Reardon

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Chris Shafer (screenplay), Paul Vicknair (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Me
Michelle Monaghan ... Her
Topher Grace ... Scott
Aubrey Plaza ... Mallory
Luke Wilson ... Samson
Martin Starr ... Lyle
Anthony Mackie ... Bryan
Ioan Gruffudd ... Stuffy
Philip Baker Hall ... Granddad
Patrick Warburton ... Hedge Funder
Gerry Bednob ... Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender L. Peter Callender ... Tourist Couple Guy
Velina Brown ... Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover Ryan Cover ... Skateboarder
Peyton List ... Hot Girl
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Storyline

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. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Many Splintered Thing See more »

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Box Office

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$1,323,415
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, Me (Chris Evans) is seen tap dancing. His mother owned a dance studio and taught Evans to tap. He has admitted in interviews that he does it when he is nervous. See more »

Goofs

Just before the end, when they talk next to the giant Cupid's bow, the large group of people that came to see the guy stop the wedding vanish as he walks in front of them. Followed by the comment from The Narrator "even my imagination took a kick to the balls", showing that the group of people were not real but part of his imagination. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: [narrating] Did you know that when someone attractive enters your sight-line your pupils dilate 20 percent? Or when someone falls in love, their brain floods with dopamine? You know what else causes that chemical reaction? Narcotics. And it's crazy, right? But that's the fun shit I'm learning right now. See, I've been hired to write this romantic comedy screenplay. And the problem is I've never actually, ya know, been in love, so... it's slow-going.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Found
Written by John Morgan Askew, Bruce David Winter and Erik Todd Herzog
Performed by Wasted Tape
By Arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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Great movie, definitely worth a watch
6 February 2015 | by yashaswikkSee all my reviews

'Playing It Cool' is probably one of the best rom-coms released lately. Its got a fresh story about an author who does not know anything about love, but is asked to write a love story. So, he searches for love in the stories that he hears about love but doesn't truly get until he meets this wonderful woman. Only flaw, she is in a relationship. Michelle monaghan and Chris Evans give a good performance in these roles. The story is told in a narrative fashion, and the story unfolds in a different way and continues so till the end. Tbe movie is sure to impress a lot, with good humor and romance in the right amounts. It is worth a watch over the weekend and will not fail to impress. However, that said, the execution of the story could have been better. Its a shame that movies like these garner very less appreciation or recognition from the audience, even though they are much better than most highly publicized and hyped movies. FINAL VERDICT-DEFINITELY WORTH A WATCH.


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