Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|My Best Friend's Girl |
Actors: Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs, Alec Baldwin, Diora Baird
Director: Howard Deutch
Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 01/13/2009 Run time: 112 minutes Rating: Ur
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Sweet but ...
D. Harrell | Eastern NC | 02/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, the sweet little plot of this movie was lost in the constant explicit language and some of the "over the top" displays by Cane's character to prove he was bad boyfriend material. I am not easily offended by language but I do think the overuse of particular words and gestures will limit the appeal to certain audiences. There is; however, a sweet little love story in there but likely only those who can get past the language will be able to find it. Scan and preview before you invite someone over to watch it with you ..."
As the banner says, crude, lewd, rude and funny
terpfan1980 | Somewhere near Washington DC, United States | 01/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Normally I would have to make the statement that I'm not a Dane Cook fan. Normally. But... having watched this film, and a few others that Cook has been in (Good Luck Chuck and Employee of the Month come to mind), I think I may have to soften that stance and admit that occassionally I actually do find Dane Cook to be, well, funny.
Cook's stand-up comedy is not funny to me, at least not regularly so. I know he has fans, but I just don't care for his style and delivery and find his humor to be lacking in anything that would make me laugh.
Take Cook and put him in the appropriate starring role though and I find myself laughing along with the crude humor (as in Good Luck Chuck and Employee of the Month), which is precisely the forumla that the team behind My Best Friend's Girl has gone for.
Cook plays a character that proudly carries the a--hole tag as a badge of honor. He works by referral to serve as a complete a--hole that takes a--hole to a whole new level. I won't spoil the gags and bits, but if you watch the film you'll see how it all plays out and you too would recognize that Cook's character is intentionally behaving as an a--hole just so we can inspire the women that would be girlfriends or significant others for the guys that are paying for his services to run crying back into the arms of those guys. After one horrible date with Cook the ladies he chooses to go out with typically call up their boyfriends and apologize profusely for having chased away those boyfriends somehow. Basically Cook's character makes those women appreciate the guys that paid him to work on their behalf.
The title of the film is My Best Friend's Girl so you know that somehow Cook will wind up with his best friend's girl. Sure enough his overly sensitive best friend (American Pie's Jason Biggs) is hung up on one girl in particular that happens to be played by Kate Hudson. When you have a resource such as Cook at your disposal and you are faced with the thought of being a creepy stalker or watching the girl you think you love go search for someone else, of course you convince your friend to work his magic for you. Except, well, that magic doesn't seem to work as expected and Cook and Hudson may just wind up as more than friends.
Cook definitely generates several laughs with his boorish and crude behavior along the way. When he's 'in character' as an a--hole he goes all out with somewhat hilarious results. Toss in the quirks of Biggs' character, and a small part that is played incredibly well by Alec Baldwin and you have a pretty funny, although crude, film.
The picture quality is quite nice along the way, and the soundtrack is laden with several current tunes to enjoy, and also a bit of music to date by (you'll see what I mean if you watch) when Cook picks up his dates. If you are going to watch this film, definitely go for the un-rated version for the extra laughs.
As noted, the Blu-ray version comes with Digital Copy as a bonus."
Build a Bridge People...
M. McGhee | Orange County, CA. | 04/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is hilarious... period. Yes, this movie is mindless. Yes, Kate Hudson plays the same character over and over again. Yes, the plot is not nearly as deep as the Silence of the Lambs or Les Miserables. Yes, this movie has horrible language and over the top sexuality. Beyond that lies some amazing, laugh out loud scenes that will have you keeling over. It specifically says how raunchy this movie is in all it's advertising so please get over yourself if you are touting how offensive this movie is. It's amazing that people will watch a movie that advertises how offensive it is and then complain when they are offended. If you want to laugh hard, get this movie."
Good Dane Cook humor
Kenneth Berry | Salem, OR | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dane Cook is at his best in this movie yet I still liked Employee of the Month and Good Luck Chuck a little better and I'm not sure why. I think all three movies are great and worth buying."