A Guy Thing
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
"If you can read this review, you're more than likely too smart to enjoy this film," says Michael Elliott (Movie Parables). He also criticizes the moral of the story. "Paul decides that it is better to go through life feeling scared. That settling for a relationship that is safe and comfortable is somehow not as desirable as the adrenaline rush of fear." He contrasts this with 1 John 4:18: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
"Perhaps a more apt title would have been
Tom Snyder (Movieguide) is pleased to find some "clean moments" and "a somewhat positive portrayal of the Christian minister", but concludes that it has "too many off-color jokes and situations."
Bob Waliszewski (Focus on the Family) says, "When you start with a troubling premise (all guys fool around), it's hard to go anywhere but down. And that's exactly where
Mainstream critics were dismayed to see wonderful actors like Julia Stiles and Jason Lee squandering their talent on this waste of time. Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly) says, "