A Guy Thing

Synopsis: When he wakes up the morning after his bachelor party in bed with a strange woman, a man presumes he must have cheated on his fiancée. Guilt leads him to try to cover it up in the week before the wedding, high jinks ensue.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Chris Koch
Production: MGM/UA
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

All right, guys. Quiet down.

Kill it.

All right,|I'd like to propose a toast.

To the three rings of marriage.

There's the engagement ring.

There's the wedding ring.

And there's suffering!

To Paul!

Thank you.

Drink! Drink! Drink!

Come on, man.|Loosen up a little.

I'm the uptight lawyer...

but you were always|the crazy one in the family.

- I know.|- Relax and have fun.

My bachelor party...

was the last good time|in my marriage.

Maybe your marriage|didn't work...

because you had too much fun|at the bachelor party.

It didn't work because Deena|was impossible to please.

Your marriage will be fine.|You've got Karen.

And she's beautiful.|Smart. Funny.

She's kind to animals.

She's very, very sexy.

She's got|a great sense of style.

- Pete.|- Yeah?

I'm just a big fan.

I can't believe my little|brother's getting married.

I got to run. I love you.

OK. Hey!

You are a lucky, lucky man.

Paul, up high!

Good luck in there.|Congratulations.


Listen, Jim, about the girls...

I'm not sure.

- I totally understand, dude.|- You do?

- Absolutely.|- Good.

And I want you|to know something, man.

I don't give a shit.

- You be the groom.|- That's not how it works.

Hang on a second.|I'm giving you a chance...

to be the groom|at a bachelor party...

and you don't have|to get married next Saturday.

Think about that.

Listen up, everybody.

As of this moment,|I am the groom.

We got tiki girls!

Where's the groom?


You really suck at this.

Yeah. It's my first day.

Would you buy me a beer?



- Hello?|- Hi, Paul.

Hi, Mrs. Cooper.

I'm going to be|your mother-in-law.

Call me Sandra.

- Hi, Sandra.|- How was the bachelor party?

You know, silly.

It's really|such an outdated ritual.

You are|every mother-in-law's dream.

Can you put Karen on for me?

Sure. Hold on.

Oh, my God.

What is it?|Is something the matter?

I guess Karen|hasn't arrived yet.

What do you mean?

She's on her way over.|She should be there by now.

Nope. Not here yet.

Sandra, I have to get going.

Could you please have her...

Holy shit.

Miss? Ma'am?

- Hey.|- You have to leave now.

Good morning to you, too.

I'm not a rude guy,|but you have to go now!

OK, I'm going.

My fiancee|is on her way over here.

You're getting married?

Only if you leave|really, really soon.

You weren't the guy|with the groom hat on.

I'd love to explain,|but you have to leave.

I'm going|to get my ass kicked.

That is very clear.

What happened?

OK, let's go.

Bad news.|I can't find my underwear.

Can I mail them to you?

Yes, please.|They're my only pair.

Give me your address.

I have more than|one pair of underwear.

I'll find them|before she gets here.

Calm down.|If you're freaking out...

when your fiancee gets here,|you'll freak her out.

You're freaking me out,|and I don't even know you.

Just be cool.

I'm a very cool guy.

Cooler than most of the guys|you probably meet.

No offense. This is just|a bad situation for me.

Trust me. I'm not this guy.

After you.

If you see a pair of|bikini underwear lying around...

see this guy.

Could you not say that, please?

Can you do me a favor|and take the back stairs?

In case I had any speck|of self-esteem left?

I bet that goes over well|with the ladies.

There are no ladies,|all right?

- Right.|- It's actually...

Thank you, Mrs. Jackson.


Wedding planner.

We were thinking of going|with the whole luau thing.

Good day.


Not there. God!


Could you undo the chain?

One second!

Paul! What's going on?

Please undo the chain.|I am standing out here.

Paul, are you OK?

Karen, sweetheart,|what a surprise.

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Greg Glienna

Greg M. Glienna (born in Chicago, Illinois, August 23, 1963) is an American director and screenwriter best known as the creator of the original 1992 film Meet the Parents. Glienna also wrote A Guy Thing and wrote and directed Relative Strangers. He is also the co-author (with Mary Ruth Clarke) of the play Suffer the Long Night which had its Los Angeles premiere August 2008. more…

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