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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedge Funder
Cabbie / Gabriel
L. Peter Callender ...
Tourist Couple Guy
Tourist Couple Girl
Ryan Cover ...
Hot Girl


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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Sometimes love just writes itself... See more »


Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Many Splintered Thing  »

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There are many actors from comic book movies in this film *Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War), Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Fantastic Four, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), and Lucas Lee (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) *Topher Grace played Eddie Brock/Venom (Spider-Man 3) *Anthony Mackie plays Sam Wilson/Falcon (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War) *Ioan Gruffud played Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic Four, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) *Abby Fortson plays Cassie Lang (Ant-Man) *Aubrey Plaza plays Julie Powers (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Lenny (Legion) See more »


At 00:06:00, narrator removes his pair of glasses, and put them on the table, on his left side. A few seconds later, the glasses has suddenly moved on the Narrator's right side. See more »


Narrator: I'm gonna tell you this one from my point of view so you can put yourself in there.
Narrator: So the story goes:The guy falls in love with a girl the second he meets her, but it takes them a lifetime to get it together.
Narrator: When they do they end up on a boat, and they realise the only way they can stay together is to never go ashore.
Narrator: So they raise the yellow colour flag so no port would take them and they drift out to sea 'til the end.
Narrator: And it makes you realize there are people in your life so important that ...
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


One Time Used To Be
Written by Ryan Blaine Taylor
Performed by Oil Bloom
Under license from Shoot the Noise
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One of few Rom-Com this year that is really a Rom-Com
17 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Nicely directed , the cast is Hilarious from Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza to Topher Grace .. started with a well put Hilarious bits , tuned down then the romance peaked which just the definition of romance comedy.

The scenario escalated gently and understandably , the "Narrator" explained exactly how things work on a romance comedy then the movie just stared showing what has been explained , also the flashbacks for each story any of the guys tell was spot on.

the only thing i'v noticed , which not just here in this movie but also in the recent ones is that the writers generally trying to spread the idea of "it's okay to cheat on your partner if you're trying to finding love" !!! i don't know but it feels kinda wrong to me, yet it wouldn't serve the purpose of the movie here or the concatenation of the event..but still ;)

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