Young writer Sam (Justin Long, Going the Distance) has a crush on Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March), the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop. When his conventional attempts to woo her crash and burn, he takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile embellished with all of the details that would make him Birdie s dream guy: ballroom dancing, rock climbing, and a seemingly endless, escalating series of wacky and unlikely hobbies. When the harebrained scheme is a surprise success and Birdie falls for his exaggerated alter ego, Sam must keep up the act or lose his dream girl forever. A fresh take on romance in the digital age, A CASE OF YOU is a funny and heartwarming exploration of the oftentimes ridiculous things we do for love.


“A Case of You” marks a lot of famous actors attempt at creating yet another romantic dramedy. Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood romance each other with less bullshit than you would see in most of Justin Long’s other movies. Brendan Fraser and Peter Dinklage show up in supporting check collecting roles. Dinklage tries to offer up something new, but it’s just dressing on top of this tired cinematic salad. That being said, I appreciate that Long and his co-writers were able to keep the film so short.

Justin Long does a lot of heavy lifting in this movie. The once and future Mac guy tries to beat expectations by playing to emotional relevance rather than tired script cliches. However, if your burgeoning love with your leading lady isn’t that interesting…you’re already in trouble. The audience must care for your courtship, or else we’re watching forced upon romance. There’s nothing quite as harrowing as being forced to adore a woman onscreen.

The Blu-Ray comes with interviews and a trailer. The A/V Quality sports a strong enough 1080p transfer. That being said, the LPCM lossless track makes up for more than the 5.1 track. My receiver could never get an exact read on it, so I don’t how the 5.1 track was mixed. That being said, it still sounds great for carrying a ton of dialogue. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: 02/04/2014

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