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||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from R votes
||Release: 1 September 2000 (USA) /
||Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
||Director: Duncan North,
||Stars: Ayelet Kaznelson, Cheryl Anne Jaroslaw, Dana Goodman, Dave Bynum, Dave Terry, David Aaron Baker, Donal Logue, Greer Goodman, Jessica Gormley, John Harrington Bland, John Hines, John Truskett, Matt Nader, Mercedes Herrero, Nina Jaroslaw
||Synopsis: In his early 30s, the beer-bellied Dex has things figured out. He's widely read in philosophy, he's studied Steve McQueen the prototypical cool American hero, and he's distilled Buddhism and Taoism into three laws that make him a hit with women: don't express desire, do something heroic in front of her, then retreat. A part-time job with young children, beer, guys, Frisbee golf, pool, poker, his dog Astro, and sex: what could be missing? Then, at his ten-year college reunion, Dex meets Syd, and the "Tao of Steve" may not be enough to get him what he wants. Plus, Syd remembers something important that Dex has forgotten. Can a cool smart guy, 50 pounds overweight, find his bliss? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The Tao of Steve: Casanova. Lothario. Stud. Whatever the moniker, everyone
knows the type: a guy with stunning looks, a killer smile, lines that don't
sound like come-ons, a silky smooth demeanor, an athletic build, whose only
problem is deciding which women's numbers to cull from his rolodex. Why
women gravitate towards these men is no big mystery. Why they are drawn to
the Dexes of the world is.
Dex doesn't even cut it as "the average guy": an overweight, unkempt
slacker, he teaches kindergarten, thinks pot is the breakfast of champions,
spouts Taoist philosophy and sleeps around enough to be a mattress tester.
His life creed is based upon the Steves: Austin, McGarret, McQueen
epitomized cool, weren't afraid to get roughed up, never pursued women and
for whom things always worked out. His entire belief system is thrown into
disarray when he meets Syd, a bright, headstrong opera set designer, with a
flair with life and a sixth sense for B.S.. Suddenly Dex finds himself in
the role of pursuer.
Good "relationship movies" are rare. Rarer still is finding one that
approaches the subject from a male's perspective that isn't steeped in
machismo and reeking of testosterone. Almost unheard of is to find the
selfsame movie with a hilarious comedic tilt. Unlike "High Fidelity", the
recent pre-midlife crisis movie which only skimmed the surface of
relationships (but was a brilliant movie nonetheless), or "Autumn in New
York" the shameless Rogue-sees-the-light-tear-jerker, "The Tao of Steve" is
the thinking man's "About Last Night" - the intangible mixed with the right
amount of brashness.
"Tao's" success is twofold: it boasts a tight, witty script - how many
romantic comedies can you think of that are peppered with quotations from
Lao Tzu? - and true to life characters. The "hero" is largely biographical,
based on a friend of the director's who contributed heavily to the script.
The Dexes of the world refuse to ascribe to the accepted maxim of
relationships - men chase women get accepted/rejected, repeat if necessary.
By adopting a calculated aloofness (not to be confused with jerks - we'll
ignore the whole "Bad Boy Syndrome" discussion) they engender mystery and
curiosity. Although it sounds ridiculous it actually works - I know two
guys who could have been the model for Dex (I don't think there would be a
strong reverse correlation however, as men generally don't understand
signals- we're a bit thick that way
). Psychology and writing aside, the
actors definitely bring the story to life.
Ottawa born Donal Logue, pulled a DeNiro, gaining 45-pounds for the role of
Dex - now that's dedication to the craft. Having seen Logue previously only
in bit parts - he has over thirty to his credit - I didn't think he could
handle a lead. He quickly dismisses any doubts with his impeccable timing,
both dramatic and comedic, which garnered him the Special Jury Prize at the
Sundance Film Festival. Logue creates a likable cad whose deviousness we
both admire and despise, making his epiphany that much more enjoyable. Greer
Goodman (in her first screen role) is an admirable foil as Syd, the woman
who cuts through Dex's smokescreen and smashes his carefully cloistered
If you've grown tired of all that Hollywood has to offer, or more
appropriately, what it fails to deliver, this may be the movie for you.
Tags for The Tao of Steve Full Movie
, Cheryl Anne Jaroslaw
, Dana Goodman
, Dave Bynum
, Dave Terry
, David Aaron Baker
, Donal Logue
, Greer Goodman
, Jessica Gormley
, John Harrington Bland
, John Hines
, John Truskett
, Matt Nader
, Mercedes Herrero
, Nina Jaroslaw
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