The movie attempts various philosophical conversations about the nature of relationships. "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" Is one question the movie attempts to unpack, largely placing it as a stupid saying, though still one the film found important enough to base its title on. Additionally, the film tries to unpack whether or not love at first sight and true love exist in our modern world.
The A-plot of Buying the Cow is focused on O'Connell and his search for true love, the B-Plot follows Ryan Reynolds and provides most of the humor of the film. While we're introduced to Reynolds as a narcissistic lothario, he begins to question this lifestyle choice as meaningless sex doesn't seem to make him happy. In a moment of mistaken identity, he comes to believe he actually spent the night with a man. While initially disgusted, he eventually tries to force not only himself but his friends to accept it. In the end, his mistaken homosexuality doesn't last, but his journey to discovering his inner gay man provides a good deal of comedic relief.
While Buying the Cow is good lighthearted fun, it's certainly not a movie that anyone needs to rush out to see or own, but it's good mindless entertainment for when you want to watch something without having to think too hard.
1. Bridgette Wilson.
2. Bellamy, by the way, is one of the least funny "comedians" I have ever seen. He's also a terrible host for reality programming.