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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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Storyline

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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Female Brain See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$21,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,786
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The budget for this movie was only $1,000,000 See more »

Connections

Features The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) See more »

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A missed opportunity
7 October 2018 | by psychology_in_moviesSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie since science-based comedies are so rare, and it did start very strong - the banter between Julia and Abby is hilarious, even if the science is somewhat dodgy (pheromones is especially nonsense, and it sounds like Julia has Co-dependency Disorder but was referenced only as a "childhood trauma"). However, after 20 minutes it all goes downhill when it starts to focus on the 3 couples in the study - they were just so annoying and not funny at all. I would have preferred the focus to remain on Julia and Abby, along with cameos from Kate McKinnon and Mayim Bialik to make it a truly knockout romantic geekfest...


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