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The Female Brain (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 February 2018 (USA)
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What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong? Sofía Vergara and Whitney Cummings star in this fresh, witty look at the science behind our romantic missteps.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Cummings ... Julia
Toby Kebbell ... Kevin
Beanie Feldstein ... Abby
Cecily Strong ... Zoe
Sofía Vergara ... Lisa (as Sofia Vergara)
Deon Cole ... Steven
Blake Griffin ... Greg
Lucy Punch ... Lexi
James Marsden ... Adam
Neal Brennan ... Marco
Jaylin Fletcher ... Ty
Adam Shapiro ... Hank
Marlo Thomas ... Lynne
Adam Korson ... Jimmy
Kenny Lucas Kenny Lucas ... Dave
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What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong and left for Mr. Right? This is a look at the real-life science behind our (often regrettable) romantic impulses. Writer-director Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls) stars as no-nonsense neuroscientist Julia, whose research into the biochemistry of the female brain is illustrated by three couples: newlyweds Zoe (Cecily Strong) and Greg (Blake Griffin), whose career troubles seep into their relationship; Lisa (Sofia Vergara) and Steven (Deon Cole), who are looking to spice up their stuck-in-a-rut marriage; and Lexi (Lucy Punch) who can't help trying to change her boyfriend Adam (James Marsden). Meanwhile, the straight-laced Julia's own synapses start to fire when a handsome new subject (Toby Kebbell) joins her study.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Química do Amor See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$21,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,786
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Brilliant mea culpa
25 February 2018 | by zneuronSee all my reviews

I am a retired neuroscientist. The science here is reasonable albeit simplified, and that works. I watched with skepticism and was initially appalled at the investigator's desire to retest until the data was more suitable. That would be nonsense. But the mea culpa resolved that. This indicates the direction was perfect. I was supposed to be upset (tension), and the tension was resolved with humility and self awareness. Brilliant. Each of the four romances were real, both sides were treated fairly. If I were nitpicking I would say the athlete owes more apology but that is the point really. We live with flawed people. We are flawed. Best line: " Jet lag is a social construct". Hilarious.


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