DATE MOVIE

A Date Worth Breaking

Content -4
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Release Date: February 17, 2006

Starring: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, and Tony Cox

Genre: Comedy/Parody/Spoof

Audience: Teenagers

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 80 minutes

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch
Chairman/CEO
News Corp.
Peter Chernin, President/COO
The Fox Group
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(RoRo, Ho, LLL, V, S, NN, A, M) Strong Romantic worldview in which morality is reduced to pursuit of individual desires, and a flamboyant homosexual character; 12 profanities and 29 obscenities, many of them strong, several vulgar gestures, and crude bathroom humor; slapstick violence with a few fight scenes and one scene in which a man shoots several women at close range with a shot gun; many sexual references and innuendo, implied fornication, plus several vulgar sex jokes (including references to masturbation and bestiality when elderly woman makes out with a cat; several scenes depicting women in very skimpy clothing, one portraying topless woman from the side, plus upper male nudity; light alcohol use; and, the movie glorifies unkind and disrespectful behavior towards the elderly and overweight people.

Summary:

DATE MOVIE is an offensive and brainless parody that follows Julia, a sensitive and melodramatic girl who dreams of meeting a knight in shining armor to take her hand in marriage. With a strong Romantic worldview, foul language and extremely crude and often sexual humor, discerning, media-wise families will avoid this detestable movie targeted at teenagers.

Review:

DATE MOVIE is a terribly offensive and insultingly brainless picture that parodies a number of romantic comedies.

Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) is a sensitive, melodramatic girl who dreams of meeting a knight in shining armor that will take her hand in marriage. Unfortunately, like Toula from MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Julia is overweight and begrudgingly anchored to a job serving tables at her family’s restaurant. Determined to change her circumstances, Julia hires Hitch (Tony Cox), who gives her a major makeover and helps her woo charming Englishman Grant Fonckyerdoder (Adam Campbell), the beau of her dreams. As they overcome the bizarre and awkward family dynamics surrounding their courtship, Julia’s hopes begin to unfold before her eyes when Grant proposes to her. They make plans for the wedding, but Grant’s beautiful ex-girlfriend Andy (Sophie Monk) does everything she can to sabotage the ceremony.

Writers Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg draw from a number of sources in their attempt to squeeze a few laughs out of their audience, including spoofs of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, PRETTY WOMAN, HITCH, MEET THE PARENTS, and SAY ANYTHING. Despite so much to work with, however, DATE MOVIE is about as funny and entertaining as a root canal. Unlike that painful dental procedure, however, the audience receives no anesthesia to ease the sting caused by the throbbing stupidity of this appalling comedy.

Including scenes such as the depiction of a house pet defecating on a toilet, an elderly woman making out with a cat, the beating of street bums for recreational fun, and several unpleasant references to masturbation, DATE MOVIE scrapes the bottom of the low-brow humor barrel, and dishes out scatological vulgarity in embarrassing portions. One can only wonder in amazement how and why such a terrible movie can come to fruition.

Discerning, media-wise families will avoid this detestable movie targeted at teenagers. With a strong Romantic worldview, foul language and extremely crude humor, DATE MOVIE is a date worth breaking.

In Brief:

DATE MOVIE is an offensive and brainless picture that parodies a number of romantic comedies. The movie follows Julia, a sensitive, melodramatic girl who dreams of meeting a knight in shining armor to take her hand in marriage. Julia is overweight and anchored to a job serving tables at her family’s restaurant, but she woos Grant, the beau of her dreams. As they overcome the bizarre and awkward family dynamics surrounding their courtship, Julia's hopes unfold before her eyes when Grant proposes. They make plans for the wedding, but Grant’s beautiful ex-girlfriend does everything she can to sabotage it.

The writers of DATE MOVIE parody a number of sources to draw laughs, including spoofs of a wide range of romantic comedies. Despite so much to work with, however, DATE MOVIE is about as entertaining as a root canal, but, unlike that painful dental procedure, the audience receives no anesthesia to ease the sting caused by the throbbing stupidity of this comedy. Discerning, media-wise families will avoid this detestable movie targeted at teenagers. With a strong Romantic worldview, foul language and extremely crude humor, DATE MOVIE is a date worth breaking.