Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lacking a Certain Something

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lacking a Certain Something

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A guy thing (12a, 102mins)

Romantic Comedy. Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, James Brolin, Shawn Hatosy, Lochlyn Munro, Julie Hagerty, Diana Scarwid, Michael Teigen.

The morning after his stag party, nice guy Paul (Lee) wakes to find a naked stranger named Becky (Stiles) in bed beside him.

She's beautiful and dressed curiously in a Hawaiian bikini; unfortunately he can't remember anything past his fourth bottle of beer.

In the nick of time, Paul manages to usher Becky out of his apartment just before fiancee Karen (Blair) arrives.

The groom-to-be is devastated that he may have cheated on his sweetheart but best friend Jim (Hatosy) soon soothes his fears: Paul doesn't have to worry because he will never see Becky again.

Not so, because it transpires that Becky is related to Karen, and she is heavily involved in the preparations for the wedding.

As the big day approaches, Paul finds himself trapped in an ever escalating comedy of errors, at the end of which he must decide if he's really ready to walk up the aisle. …

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