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How to Meet Girls from a Distance

How to Meet Girls from a Distance

Comedy | English | 85 minutes


New Zealand Film Commission

Cast & Crew


Dean Hewison


Ruth Korver, Andrew Beattie


Dean Hewison, Richard Falkner, Sam Dickson


Richard Falkner, Scarlet Hemingway, Jonathan Brugh


Toby has always been unlucky with girls. Ever since getting stabbed in the throat after asking a girl out in a café, Toby has resolved to learn everything he can about girls before meeting them, so he can become the man of their dreams. After faking yet another girlfriend, his poor mother takes matters into her own hands and signs him up with a dating coach, Carl Stewart BA, with his unique methods and philosophies. But Toby has finally found Phoebe and he thinks she’s the girl of his dreams. She’s intelligent, enchanting and she’s hot – everything Toby has been looking for. Discovering everything she likes and suddenly developing an interest in Mark Twain and capoeira. Toby is set for success. But this girl brings challenges that Toby hasn’t had to face before – including a boyfriend – and Toby finds himself crossing lines he never thought he’d cross. Then there’s the problem of how to keep her, without her finding out that he knows everything about her.

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