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Date Movie

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2006
  • Aaron Seltzer
  • 81 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic comedy spoof starring Alyson Hannigan and Adam Campbell. Julia Jones's parents would like her to settle down with a nice boy who shares her Greek-African-American-Indian-Japanese heritage. But Julia has her sights set on wet-but-handsome Englishman Grant Funkyerdoder, who has no idea what he's letting himself in for.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Julia JonesAlyson Hannigan
Grant FunkyerdoderAdam Campbell
Roz FunkyerdoderJennifer Coolidge
HitchTony Cox
Bernie FunkyerdoderFred Willard
Frank JonesEddie Griffin
AndySophie Monk
BettyMarie Matiko
Britney Spears lookalikeNadia Dina Ariqat

Crew

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DirectorAaron Seltzer
DirectorJason Friedberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2006-02-24
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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