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A young writer (Justin Long) woos a cute and quirky barista (Evan Rachel Wood) by studying her Facebook profile and making himself into the man of her dreams. When she falls for his alter ego, he must keep up the act or risk losing her.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 17
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: While this unrelentingly midtempo movie milks Brooklyn for its chic, it manages to denude it of its color.
Fresh: "A Case of You" is perfectly enjoyable as far as indie rom coms go - just not particularly original.
Rotten: Wood makes Birdie approachable enough that Sam's continuing treatment of her as a fantasy-girl, who could only like a fictionalized version of him, grows tiresome as the film progresses.
Fresh: The actors are on their game, with Long digging deeper than he's usually asked to, and Wood showing more restraint than she often does.
Wood is spectacularly likable in this film. That is the redeeming quality. Everything else is cliche and just feels disjointed and thrown together. As if Long had a dinner party and said “Hey, let’s make a movie with all of us in it and we’ll improv the script.”
While Long tries to bring his character to life, the result is not nearly obsessive or neurotic enough to believe he would continue the masquerade. In fact, in the very first meeting between Birdie and Sam in the coffee shop there is clearly enough chemistry that any moron would make a move. I can only think that if Sam was more clearly defined as insecure and neurotic the ruse would make sense. But Long plays Sam as too secure in himself.
Boring crap of a movie. Nothing memorable here.
Sweet and entertaining
This movie is just sweet, entertaining and fun. It brightens you mood and leaves you with some good lines.
It's a nice movie.
The price to rent is a little high that's the only reason for the 4 stars.