You know when you see previews for a movie and you say to your friends, I bet they showed all the funny parts in the previews. Well Date Movie did exactly that, this is quite possibly the worst movie ever made. I wouldn’t even suggest waiting for it to come out on DVD and then renting it, instead of taking the 2 hours to get the movie and watch it, you can just watch your grandmother knit, trust me you will enjoy that much more. I can’t even believe this movie made it to theaters, I doubt it will even make it to blockbuster, I think its going straight to the $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart. Seriously I would rather watch Gigli then this movie!
Date Movie is the story about Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) a woman who is looking for her Prince and wont stop until she finds the man of her dreams. This man turns out to be Grant Funkyerdoder (Adam Campbell) who is the dreamy British Beau who falls for her. Then basically four main movies are plagiarized (not well might I add) to fill in most of the movie. Those movies are Hitch, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Meet the Parents, and Meet the Fockers. Basically recycling the jokes from those movies then adding more farts and vomit, because adding farts and vomit definitely ignites hilarity (its hard to relay sarcasm in written form).
They throw in a mix of crap jokes like J-Lo’s huge butt from the wedding planner, A Napoleon Scene, and a horrible attempt at recreating the faking of an orgasm at the dinner table from the movie When Harry Met Sally. Most fo the jokes are redone verbatim and not any funnier then in the original movies, others they just made them more over the top, often times making the joke last to long and become either long and over done, or just plain embarrassing All in all I would say that they were missing the other 4 writers and as weird as this sounds some Wayan talent would have helped this movie (yeah that is how bad it was, it needed the Wayan’s to make it better).
What else can I say about this atrocious movie? Well on the upside (Sophie Monk) plays the best friend of Grant Funkyerdoder and she is almost always in some sort of bikini, which makes any scene with her in it the only tolerable part of this movie. If I was Alyson Hannigan I would have fired my agent for telling me to agree to this movie, I hope she didn’t read the script first. And Eddie Griffin what was he thinking? He must have needed some fast cash to pay off a bookie or something.
Well you know my view of this movie is not a positive one but you can check out other critic’s thoughts on it. Trust me I read some other reviews and the only people who said to go watch this movie was Entertainment Weekly. If you trust them then spend your 9 dollars and come out of the theater angry wishing you had listened to me and my infinite wisdom.