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Two Girls And A Guy

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In this darkly comic tale of love and infidelity, Carla Heather Graham and Lou Natasha Gregson Wagner are both waiting outside an brownstone in Soho and happen to strike up a conversation. It seems both of them are waiting to meet their respective boyfriends, and as they discuss the bright, funny, romantic and monogamous men they've been lucky enough to become involved with, they make a surprising discovery -- they're both waiting for the same man, Blake Robert Downey Jr., an actor, musician and compulsive ...
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Overview

In this darkly comic tale of love and infidelity, Carla Heather Graham and Lou Natasha Gregson Wagner are both waiting outside an brownstone in Soho and happen to strike up a conversation. It seems both of them are waiting to meet their respective boyfriends, and as they discuss the bright, funny, romantic and monogamous men they've been lucky enough to become involved with, they make a surprising discovery -- they're both waiting for the same man, Blake Robert Downey Jr., an actor, musician and compulsive womanizer. As they compare notes on the man they've been unknowingly sharing and what they should do about the situation, Blake arrives and quickly starts trying to talk his way out of the disastrous situation. Writer and director James Toback claims he was inspired to write this project for Robert Downey Jr. after seeing a news report showing him in jail after violating parole regarding an arrest for drugs; Two Girls and a Guy was written in four days and shot in eleven days on a single set, and features excellent performances from Downey, Graham, and Wagner.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Two girls have figured out a guy is dating them both. They hear him enter his apartment, which they have broken into, and decide to hide for a moment. Blake enters in grand fashion. Singing an aria with mighty gusto and moving through his apartment with physical authority, as well as great humor, Robert Downey Jr. gives this performance everything he has. Quickly, the women confront him, and he utilizes all of that energy and need to perform, to verbally extricate himself from this uncomfortable situation. There is a third girl important to the story, though the audience never sees or hears her. In between the verbal, emotional, and occasionally physical gymnastics between the three leads, Blake takes calls from his sick mother. It is in these deftly acted, one-sided conversations that the audience gains the deepest understandings of why Blake acts like such a heel. This offscreen character reveals a deeper side of Blake as a character and of James Toback as a writer. While Two Girls and a Guy feels a little stage-bound (with the exception of the opening scene, all the action takes place in Blake's apartment), Downey's intense performance, with great support from Graham and Wagner, keeps this film consistently watchable and often downright riveting. There is a certain voyeuristic thrill in watching this troubled actor play a troubled guy, but anyone familiar with Toback's work should recognize in Blake his signature character, a charming but immature man filled with a passion so intense it may lead to self-destruction (Fingers, Bugsy, and The Pick-Up Artist, which also had Downey as the lead). Two Girls and a Guy is a mature collaboration between two talented men who have both fought their share of personal demons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • UPC: 013132437897
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,463

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Downey Jr. Blake Allen
Heather Graham Carla
Natasha Gregson Wagner Lou
Angel David Tommy
Frederique Van Der Wal Carol
Technical Credits
James Toback Director, Screenwriter
Daniel Bigel Executive Producer
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
John Gallagher Asst. Director
Alisa Grifo Set Decoration/Design
Chris Hanley Producer
Itamar Ben Jacob Sound/Sound Designer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Michael Mailer Executive Producer
Barry Markowitz Cinematographer
Brian Miksis Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Oxman Editor
Edward R. Pressman Producer
Kevin Thompson Production Designer
Georgianne Walken Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Two Girls and a Guy
1. Chapter 1 [10:26]
2. Chapter 2 [8:53]
3. Chapter 3 [11:07]
4. Chapter 4 [9:16]
5. Chapter 5 [10:17]
6. Chapter 6 [10:20]
7. Chapter 7 [10:22]
8. Chapter 8 [13:35]
9. Chapter 9 [:00]
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  • Posted September 12, 2012

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    i liked this movie i thought it was a pretty good movie and Heat

    i liked this movie i thought it was a pretty good movie and Heather Graham is so beautiful.

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