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Date Movie

Date Movie

Aaron Seltzer (2006)

81min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
After spoofing teen slasher flicks with the Scary Movie franchise, writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now turn their attention to romantic comedies. Alyson Hannigan (American Pie) dons the fat suit as the heroine whose parents disapprove of her relationship with a soppy Brit (unexciting newcomer Adam Campbell) because he's not of their Greek-African-American-Indian-Japanese heritage. Scenes poking fun at My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Meet the Parents and When Harry Met Sally... are consistently overplayed and serve only to demonstrate the essential futility of trying to send up classic comedy. The odd, decent gag aside, Friedberg and Seltzer are too often content to go for the cheap laughs - a scene involving a diarrhoea-afflicted cat gives some indication of the level of wit and invention on display here.

Summary

A lonely overweight woman falls for a sentimental Brit with an unfortunate surname, but finds herself fighting off a jealous rival and trying to overcome the disapproval of her parents before she can get him up the aisle. Spoof romantic comedy, starring Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Fred Willard and Jennifer Coolidge.

Cast & Crew

Julia Jones Alyson Hannigan
Grant Fockyerdoder Adam Campbell
Andy Sophie Monk
Frank Jones Eddie Griffin
Bernie Fockyerdoder Fred Willard
Roz Fockyerdoder Jennifer Coolidge
Anne Carmen Electra
Hitch Tony Cox
Director Aaron Seltzer
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 24 Feb 2006

Comedy

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