Two Girls and a Guy
|Two Girls and a Guy|
|Directed by||James Toback|
|Produced by||Daniel Bigel
Edward R. Pressman
|Written by||James Toback|
|Starring||Robert Downey, Jr.
Natasha Gregson Wagner
|Edited by||Alan Oxman|
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
|Release date(s)||April 24, 1998|
|Running time||84 min.|
Two Girls and a Guy is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James Toback and produced by Edward R. Pressman and Chris Hanley. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Heather Graham and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
The film is mainly based upon dialogue between the characters. It was shot almost entirely in real time, and within a single setting, leading some reviewers to compare the film to a stage play.
The film opens with Carla Bennett (Heather Graham) and Lou (Natasha Gregson Wagner) waiting in front of a New York building where their boyfriends live. In conversing, they find out Blake Allen (Robert Downey, Jr.) is their duplicitous boyfriend. In the first minutes of the film Blake is revealed to be a narcissistic actor, dating both of them on the side while claiming to visit his ill mother on the other days. The women wait for Blake inside his loft and confront him together. The remainder of the film takes place inside the loft, where Blake tries to talk his way out of trouble. In the end, both girls reveal that they have been unfaithful. Carla and Blake have sex, but Lou's suggestion of a threesome is rejected. His mother dies at the end of the film and Carla comforts him.
Two Girls and a Guy received mixed reviews from critics and holds a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- McCarthy, Todd (1997-09-06). "Two Girls and A Guy". Variety. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- Two Girls and a Guy at the Internet Movie Database
- Two Girls and a Guy at AllMovie
- Two Girls and a Guy at Rotten Tomatoes
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