Buying the Cow

Buying the Cow

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Director: Walter Becker, Jerry O'Connell, Bridgette Wilson, Ryan Reynolds

Cast: Walter Becker, Jerry O'Connell, Bridgette Wilson, Ryan Reynolds

     
 

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Walter Becker's romantic comedy Buying the Cow comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include trailers, and filmographies of the cast and crew. This

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Walter Becker's romantic comedy Buying the Cow comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include trailers, and filmographies of the cast and crew. This Columbia/TriStar release does a fine job of presenting the film, even if it is light on quality extras.

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All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Buying the Cow features stars from such films as Wildcats, Love Stinks, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, and Def Jam's How to Be a Player, in addition to Alyssa Milano and an awful title. One doesn't approach a film like this with high expectations, and while Buying the Cow may be crude, sexist, and homophobic, it's also much funnier than it has any right to be. The story line is pretty standard stuff for this kind of post-collegiate sex comedy. David (Jerry O'Connell) is afraid to commit to his long-term girlfriend, Sarah (Bridgette Wilson), who wants them to get married. He still thinks he can find his perfect dream girl -- "the one." It's a routine setup, but it's presented brightly enough to hold the audience's interest. Well into the film, a major subplot is introduced involving Michael(Ryan Reynolds), David's womanizing buddy, who wakes up one morning after a fuzzily remembered one-night stand, feeling like he's met the love of his life, only to be greeted by a flamboyant gay man who praises him for his stamina. There follows a ridiculous chase scene, as the panicked Michael flees the apartment naked and is mistaken for a child molester. The scene degenerates from there. It's hard to imagine anyone old enough to be watching the film getting much pleasure out of seeing a little poodle raping an unconscious police dog. The scene is a little too broad, and jars with the more naturalistic tone of the rest of the film. But Reynolds brings a unique energy to the proceedings. Comparable to Jim Carrey, he plays his outrageous slapstick role broadly and bravely, but with a layer of recognizable humanity underneath. It's safe to say that one's reaction to his antics is a good indicator of how much pleasure one will get out of the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0043396056107
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Mastered in high definition; Widescreen and full screen presentations; Filmographies; Bonus trailers; Audio: English 5.1, English 2-chanel, French; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Interactive menus; Scene selections

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. 1 [2:16]
2. 2 [1:33]
3. 3 [1:45]
4. 4 [1:38]
5. 5 [2:07]
6. 6 [6:12]
7. 7 [3:49]
8. 8 [1:52]
9. 9 [2:33]
10. 10 [1:04]
11. 11 [2:12]
12. 12 [3:51]
13. 13 [4:19]
14. 14 [2:10]
15. 15 [8:49]
16. 16 [3:44]
17. 17 [:17]
18. 18 [1:09]
19. 19 [2:56]
20. 20 [2:34]
21. 21 [2:40]
22. 22 [1:06]
23. 23 [2:30]
24. 24 [3:18]
25. 25 [5:11]
26. 26 [3:50]
27. 27 [2:32]
28. 28 [1:29]

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Buying the Cow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is off the hook. You will laugh for sure...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie that truely betrays the life guys go through. It is unfortunate, but the various situations and trouble that they get into is something that can really happen. The funny thing is they don't see it coming or even expect it. It is hilarious and what makes it good is that it is not too far fetched.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is sooo funny. Some of the parts will seriously have you rolling. Ryan Reynolds is hilarious and a complete stud!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie works because of the excellent cast. Ryan Reynolds got me rolling with his daring escape that does Spiderman justice. Ron Livingston with his low key humor definately helps balance the funny (yet twisted) events in Jerry O'Connell (the fat kid from ''Stand by Me'') life. It starts off funny and doesn't let up until the credit definately an excellent buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic. Ryan reynolds is hot and this movie so super funny, its a must see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago