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In A Case of You, Justin Longs sets out to make his own kind of romantic comedy. Justin, along with his brother, wrote this story of a man who is kind of drifting through his life until he meets an offbeat woman who captures his imagination and attention.
Sam (Justin Long) is a writer. He has made his career writing novels of movies that have been produced. His credits include writing the novels for the Teen Vampire movies. When he looks at his career, he knows he can do better. He wants to write something original – something personal. So he sets out to write about his life, which up until now has been pretty boring. Then he is smitten by a young woman who works in the coffee shop. Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood) is a free spirit, and he is instantly attracted to her. When she is fired, he decides to track her via her Facebook page and learn everything she likes, thereby turning himself into her ideal man. Pathetic? You might think so, but it’s also pretty comical. Imagine this klutzy guy learning judo, how to play the guitar, exotic cooking, rock climbing, ballroom dance, etc. You get the idea. He is turning himself into all the things he thinks Birdie would want in a boyfriend, doing everything she loves. But along the way he is losing himself.
That fact is lost on Sam because he is falling in love with Birdie and they enjoy the time they spend together. After all, relationships are all compromise, aren’t they? But how long will he keep pretending to be someone he’s not?
This is a quirky little romantic comedy, with some great laugh-out-loud moments. It’s not your typical Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy. It’s a little odd, it’s a little offbeat, yet it’s also a little charming.
Appearing in this unconventional romantic comedy are Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, Brendan Fraser, Peter Billingsley, Busy Phillips, Peter Dinklage, and Keir O’Donnell who also co-wrote the story.
Okay, so it’s definitely a little offbeat and at times whacky, but there are some cute scenes, and it does achieve what Justin Long set out to do – which was create a film with romance and some heartfelt laughter.
A Case of You is rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use.
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