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All Over the Guy (2001)

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"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one" doesn't know he's the "one." It explores the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings ... See full summary »

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Julie Davis

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Dan Bucatinsky

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Bucatinsky ... Eli Wyckoff
Richard Ruccolo ... Tom Vecchione
Sasha Alexander ... Jackie Samantha Gold
Adam Goldberg ... Brett Miles Sanford
Andrea Martin ... Dr. Ellen Wyckoff
Joanna Kerns ... Lydia Vecchione
Christina Ricci ... Rayna Wyckoff
Lisa Kudrow ... Marie
Doris Roberts ... Esther
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Abatemarco ... Dr. David Wyckoff
Julie Claire ... Lizz
Ben Foreman Ben Foreman ... Young Eli
Sydney Foreman Sydney Foreman ... Young Rayna
Chris Gann ... Stripper (as Christian Gann)
Blaise Garza Blaise Garza ... Young Tom
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"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one" doesn't know he's the "one." It explores the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance. They do everything they can to NOT fall in love, but finally they overcome the dysfunction of their parents and surrender to their hearts. Written by Anonymous

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4 friends, 2 couples. Twice as much to lie about in the morning. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,022,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,051,948
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the producer of the movie, Juan Mas, is used in the police report that Tom reads to Eli. See more »

Goofs

When Eli is putting away groceries while talking to his sister Rayna, a sign appears on the cabinet door between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Eli's mother has just left an embarrassing message on his machine that Tom overheard]
Eli Wyckoff: Oh my God, I'm gonna go to the bathroom now and hope to God that I can overdose on Tums, or Maalox, or pine-scented Glade.
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Connections

Featured in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Performed by The Jayhawks
Written by Gary Louris and Taylor Rhodes
Courtesy of Sony Music Special Markets
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Very sympathetic and well-made but...
4 December 2001 | by janguSee all my reviews

Very nice, easy-going and consistently charming. And still ,looking back, I find it hard to find that something special to remember from the movie. There is simply not very much to make it stand out from every other `romantic comedy' except the fact that the story is about two men! The performances are nicely turned and Ruccolo is charming in his part, as is Doris Roberts, who ultimately makes the biggest impression even though she is only on-screen for about 15 minutes. For a gay-themed movie, there is quite a large budget at work here (at least it looks that way) and that certainly is a nice change from all the grainy, blown-up indy-movies that is too common when the subject is homosexuality. And it has a script that is witty and sympathetic towards its characters, gay or straight, with some hilarious comedy from Eli's psychologist parents as portrayed by Martin and Abatemarco. But nothing new is on display here. Eli, as portrayed by Dan Bucatinsky, comes over as somewhat annoying, even though he should be the most sympathetic of the two main protagonists, mainly because he is unnatural in his wittisisms and one-liners. These lines are penned by Bucatinsky himself, by the way, and while they often are very funny, sometimes they come over as too contrived. And I couldn't escape a certain feeling of shallowness. The movie constantly touches on an interesting issue or storyline, but chickens out before anything goes too far away from the mainstream (as in the story about Tom's parents and his sister, alcoholism). And the biggest damage is done from the fact that nothing very special happens. The plot must have been written on the back of a stamp because basically Tom meet Eli, walks out of Eli, comes back to Eli and so on. But what am I complaining of? It still is nice to see a movie with gay characters acting as normal people. It is sweet, good-natured and watchable. Just not very memorable.


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