|Date Movie (Unrated)
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You guys really need to get a sense of humor here. Yes, it is childish, yes it is adolescent and yes it is very stupid but there are parts that are damn funny. I really liked this movie and you have to watch it like you are viewing the absurd which you are. This movie is for people that like parodies of other movies taking it to the extreme. I recommend this movie to anyone that has a sense of humor for the absurd. So, put a smile on, sit back and laugh. It won't crack your face....more info
- Wow, this movie really sucks
Acting------------4 out of 10, Hannigan is cute, but the rest are terrible, specially Eddie Griffin
Directing---------1 out of 10, horrible, no redeeming qualities at all
Location/Scenery--3 out of 10
Comedy Rating-----0 out of 10, No laughs anywhere
Quality-----------2 out of 10
Violence-----------Medium, Nothing sick, but sure not funny
Blood/Gore---------None, Probably would have helped
Nudity-------------Lots implied, none really shown
Overall------------16 and above should be fine, but I really recommend ANYTHING else but this
Total Score-----------10 out of 50
This is the 2nd worst movie of the year so far, the only thing that saved it from a lower score then Bloodrayne is that Alyson Hannigan really tries hard to salvage something, but, unfortunately she can't. I really have nothing against crude humour, it works alot of the time, but in this, nothing, and I mean NOTHING works. Why do filmakers think anyone, human or feline, taking a crap is still funny? It's ridiculous, we've all seen it dozens of times before, and while we might haved laughed the first time, we sure as hell aren't anymore!! I loved Napoleon Dynamite, but I think it could definitely be spoofed and spoofed well, but they couldn't even get that right. Just skip this everyone, it's foul, disgusting, boring, and just not funny!!...more info
- .... ehh ...
This movie was highly dissapointing.
I did not have high expectations going into it (from what friends have told me) but I really wanted to watch it. It was horrid! There was way too many spoofs. Yes some were funny (the only real memorable one was the spoof when she stood over the subway train air vent dancing to cool off).
All in all this movie was shockingly sad. They could have had a great movie - but alas they didn't.
Do your self a favor and do not buy or rent this movie.
If it was possible to give something 0 stars i would, but * is the lowest it goes. Date Movie gets that *....more info
I'm tired of all these movies claiming to be the Unrated Version and not offering a single thing that wouldn't be included without exception in a PG-13 movie. Add to that only seven or eight decent laughs in the whole movie and I'm pretty ticked-off. Explaining the spoofs would actually be funnier than the movie, so I won't do it.
Tried and true spoof formula is not properly hashed out in cheap attempt to cash-in on quarter-of-a-century craze(Airplane 1980). Top Secret, Hot Shot, Hot Shot Part Deux and Not Another Teen Movie are much examples of this (art) form.
Might have given it two stars if they left the Unrated off the box.
A lot more of Josh Meyers might have helped.
- Corny, some funny moments, but overall blah
I must say this movie was a letdown when compared to some of it's counterparts, "not another teen movie" and the "Scary Movie" series. This must be from the guys that did scary movie 3, which not quite as good as 1 and 2 (which featured the waynes brothers as actors and writers). Breakthrough moments of laughter, but no real stand out moments of humor. At times, slow to develop, or just overdone wiht the spoofs, even predictable. So, I would say this may be a renter of a movie, but a good movie for some laughs. ...more info
- not really even funny
First of all a sucky plot, second of all the movie contains very little funny moments...overall it sucked...not woth buying just rent it or borrow it from a friend...thats all...more info
- Not good, but not the worst that I have seen.
I liked this movie to a point. The parodies were hit or miss. Some really well. Others didn't fair well, but thankfully they were the short ones. Problem is they rushed from one parody to the next creating alot of confusion.
Story could have been put together a bit better. I thought that Not Another Teen Movie was better in that aspect. But again Parody flicks aren't necessarily built on the storylines. They are built around knowing the originals and what is spoofed. ...more info
- fck the haters
great cast and excellant acting a very funny movie one for the hall of fame ...more info
- Stupid...But The Michael Jackson/Britney Spear Thing is Hilarious
"Date Movie" is basically the "Scary Movie" of romantic comedies...It's even by two of the writers of that film. This movie spoofs everything you can think of including; Napoleon Dynamite, Michael Jackson, Hitch, Sleepless in Seattle, Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Pimp My Ride, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Star Wars, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Bachelor, Wedding Crashers, King Kong, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Wedding Planner, Kill Bill, & pretty much any other movie you can think of. The kicker is, "Date Movie" does what almost every romantic comedy that comes out nowadays...It uses old romantic comedy cliches. If you can even say this movie has a plot, it's about Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan), who's desparately searching for a boyfriend. When she meets Hitch (Tony Cox, Bad Santa) he thins her up and puts her on The Bachelor. There, she meets Grant Fockyerdodder (Adam Campbell) and the two get engaged. While, Grant's parents Bernie and Roz (Fred Willard & Jennifer Coolidge) love Julia;
Julia's parents (Eddie Griffin & Meera Simhan) are hesistant about letting the two get married. Then Julia finds out about Grant's ex-fiancee Andy (Sophie Munk) who is going to be his best man. If you've seen "Scary Movie" you see the basic premise. Now, right off the bat...This movie is stupid. That's the point, but it really is a freaking mess. It's not anywhere near as funny as the "Scary Movie" movies, in fact I only laughed a few times (Jinxers the Cat, Michael Jackson, and Kevin Federline were funny) but it is entertaining for the most part. It will probably appeal more to teenagers than to anyone over 35, but it's enjoyable.
Why is it that when Alyson Hannigan jumps on the motorcycle towards the end, she's white...But the person on the motorcycle is clearly black.
- Funny, but too much bathroom humor
I saw this DVD at a friend's house a few weeks ago.
While Alyson Hannigan was a great actress, the movie relied TOO MUCH on bathroom humor. I enjoyed the comedic scenes and the allusions to other movies, but the gross factor in several skits seemed excessive. In addition, while there was great humor, the movie seemed too much like its predeccesor, the "Scary Movie" series. If you truly want vomit-producing humor, get this. Otherwise, there are better comedies available. ...more info
- I want the hour and a half of my life back.
With most movies, I'm pretty reasonable. I try to give them a chance. One of my frieds wanted to see it, so my girlfriend and I went with him. After watching this movie, I felt I could have wiped my A#S with my $8.75 instead of sitting through this abortion of a movie.
I know that spoof movies are supposed to be stupid and funny, but this movie was heavy in stupid, and very light in funny. I've never heard a theater so quiet in a comedy. I think I only heard chuckles during three parts in the movie. The writers just tried too hard to be funny. The movie might have been better if they had concentrated on a few movies and used acting to make it funny, instead of watching a fake cat taking a crap on a toilet. And even that could have been funny if they hadn't made the segment a couple of minutes long.
I compare this movie with what a guy from our high school did for a talent show. He thought it would be funny to put on a penguin suit and waddled around to classical music. Maybe funny in premise, but turned out to be the most akward and stupid three minutes I've watched.
Now take that three minutes of stupidity, multiply it by 30, and you have "Date Movie." The only saving grace of this movie is that it's short. ...more info
- Jokes actually made me angry
Comedy is a very delicate art. Timing is essential. If you make a film with a series of parodies and one-liners, if the first five jokes/parodies don't work, that sets up the viewer to pre-judge the rest of the movie negatively. That is what we have here. During the parody of The Bachelor (ABC-TV reality show) where the women are blown away with a shotgun by a bachelor with a satisfied grin, it just made the rest of the politically incorrect and tasteless jokes even more offensive.
I actually feel sorry for, and pity, people who love this film. I would bet these people have criminal records....more info
- Date Movie: Ah where do I start?
How bad is this movie?
It's marginally better than "Epic Movie," which is not saying a lot. This is mostly because of Alyson Hannigan as "Julia Jones," an obese waitress in a Greek diner who dreams of finding True Love (but not before a makeover!) and Adam Campbell, who plays the WASPy love interest Grant - I can't spell his last name, but trust me, it's "funny." Many, many romantic films, such as "Pretty Woman," "When Harry Met Sally," and more recent ones are parodied, as well as TV shows, high tech gadgets. celebrities and other pop culture phenomenon. Other movies which don't fall under the romance genre are spoofed as well. Like "Napoleon Dynamite." Which sounds humorous perhaps, but it's not. The guy in the cubicle next to yours probably has a better imitation. At any rate, imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but without a twist of originality, the joke falls flat. It's like the filmmakers pulled a bunch of things to mock out of a hat and then put them all in a blender and pressed High for the ultimate in noxious pop culture blends. Recommended only for die-hard Hannigan fans or perhaps the inebriated.
Dissing this movie is like double parking in the "Handicapped" space so I'll stop now.
- only a guilty pleasure
Alyson Hannigan stars as Juila Jones, a grossly overweight young woman trying her best to find a man who will love her for the rest of her life. She has a Greek-Black father played by Eddie Griffin, and a loving Indian mother, who both own a Greek restaurant. She meets a handsome Brit named Grant Fockyerdodder, and it's love at first sight. With the help of a pint-sized love doctor named Hitch, she gets "pimped out," loses tons of weight, and becomes beautifully thin in order to snag Grant. These two lovebirds negotiate the film with the aid of hilarious spoofs inspired by many films, some of which are Meet the Parents, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Wedding Crashers, Kill Bill, Hitch, When Harry Met Sally, Napoleon Dynamite, and many others.
This film was crass, gross, mildly shocking. It was by no means the greatest movie, but all the spoof elements came together to create a campy comedy that ellicited numerous hysterical laughs out of me. This is a movie created to make you laugh, which is exactly what it does. Those with severely refined and snooty tastes will probably turn their noses up at this film, but those who are entertained by movies such as Not Another Teen Movie and Scary Movie will most definitely enjoy this one.
- funny and unrated
When I heard that this movie was panned by the critics and bombed at the box-office, I bought it cheap and used at blockbuster so I wouldn't waste too much money if it was that bad. To my surprise, it was actually pretty funny and good! The extras were also very plentiful. I just couldn't believe that people didn't like it. It was funny, had a good plot, and was entertaining beginning to end. I was also determined on getting the unrated version. But since I haven't seen the theatrical version, I don't know what is new, and what isn't. But there isn't too much new stuff according to both of the running times on the back of the boxes. I highly reccomen it! B...more info
- Wait a minute, this was actually a movie...O sorry...I thought I was taking a pop-culture quiz.
I have to admit the previews showcase this movie really well but unfortunately they didn't deliver. This movie ended up misleading a lot of viewers due to its lack of creativity. Can you imagine the audience's reaction in the theater watching this film, if you turn your head either left or right you would have been provided more laughs than the actual movie itself.
I for one could not decide whether I find it comical or depressing that this film managed to parody movie scenes and make them worse. Truly, the people saying these writers are talented are wrong, it takes true talent to be able to make something like this work. The movie is a complete non squinter too. In one scene, after the family has toasted at the rehearsal wedding dinner table, Lil' Jon comes in and says, "What? Yeeeeeah. Okay." and that's the punch line. Pointless.
On the whole, though, 95% of this movie is just mind-numbingly bad. And not just because it has a lot of toilet humor and fat person jokes. The worst parts of the movie are the ones that are not only devoid of humor, but they just flat out are so stupid they don't make sense. I've never had an experience where I've sat through an hour and a half film and felt like I was watching a bunch of two minute clips of stupidity that had almost nothing to do with each other.
"Date Movie" was all over the place and clearly done a mess on itself. But I tell you what I scored pretty high on naming all the spoofs. Honestly stick with the movies that know what there doing, you know who they are.
- zero would better suit but one is lowest
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Allyson Hannigan can't even help drivel. This movie is godawful. TGFN thank god for netflix. ...more info
- Heed The Warnings
One of the reasons I like buying on Amazon is because of these reviews. Usually I can get a feeling about a movie by the reviews it receives....Unfortunately I bought this on sale as a "Previously Viewed" before I ever checked out the reviews. The fact that they list on the cover that 2 of the writers worked on Scary Movie naturally made me think this had to be good because all of the Scary Movies have been roll on the floor funny. This movies does have some funny parts to it, but not enough to really want spend much money or time on it.
The JayLo bit has been over done for some time before the movie came out so the giagantic rear end bit just comes across as silly nonsense....As with much of the movie.......more info
- Date Movie
>Very funny! Made in awfully poor taste, just what I like. It absolutely spoofs other movies and television shows to death, leaving one to wonder where can it all end; what with so much ridiculous imitating of other productions going on, it barely has time to follow it's own storyline or plot. Some scenes are just plain gross, in the direct-in your face style that shocks and violates all of your six senses-which more often than not-repels, rather than sets one's affections for the eventual wedding couple;
(let alone any other members of the cast)...However, it is hilarious and over the top, with nonstop ludicrous scene after scene-complete with a happy ending for the two young lovers that none of us would really want to know or meet up with anywhere. If I did I would RUN!-Kevin Griffin......more info
- Theater vs DVD
I saw this movie at the theaters and it was awsome, funny as can be, so when it came out on DVD i bought it. Not quite so funny this time. I don't think it was so much that I had seen it before as much as it was that with out a crowd laughing alongside of you it's just not as humourous. It relys hevily on gross out humor and parody of some movies that weren't that great to begin with....more info
- Special Feaures make it worthy of a rental.
This is a terrible movie, truly. It can be enjoyable if taken in the same spirit as Ed Wood fare or a Disney movie from the 70's.
I tolerate romantic-comedies as required watching, and I would love to see the genre skewered, drowned, and burned by a comedic genus. This is not the film to do it.
A sampling of faults:
- Most scenes are far too long and drawn out for the target audience.
- A script offering too little material to fill a standard motion picture.
- Actors almost perform to an acceptable level, almost.
- Unleveled audio mixing! Even direct to DVD movies (usually) have acceptable audio -mixing!
- The genre chosen to parody already relies heavily on parody; a parody of a parody is unsuccessful when approached on an obvious surface level.
Two bonus features of this disk, the unrated DVD edition, are awesome and worth the price of a rental and possible a purchase as they provide a one-off form of entertainment from an unexpected and fresh angle.
"The Quickie" is the entire feature chopped down to a six minute form that manages to convey both the plot (such that exists in the feature) and all of the gags that actually draw laughs. "The Quickie" demonstrate that "Date Movie" should've been a segment on Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, or similar television show. Skip the feature, just watch "The Quickie" and then move on to the "Anti-Commentary"
"The Anti-Commentary" is a real jewel, a bonus audio track featuring two film editors, one who hated the film, and the other who feels compelled to apologize for writing a review that suggested that some people may enjoy this movie. Neither critic is particularly witty or charming, but they do speak honestly and lucidly for the duration of the film, and I found listening to them enormously entertaining. They do not try to be funny, like the "critics" in Mystery Science Theater 3000, and they do not understand why they were asked to do the commentary or how it will benefit the studio or the filmmaker. Rather, these intelligent and articulate men, without being pompous and while remaining earnest, talk about the movie and the context of the movie, and as an absurdist legal limitation they are forbidden to mention the names of the movies being parodied. "The Anti-Commentary" was a brave choice, and I am very thankful that it was included. Similar features should become standard fare. ...more info
- It's Just Not Funny
What little plot there is to "Date Movie" is lost under a sea of unfunny and constant spoofs of other films. From "Napoleon Dynamite" to "Hitch" to "Star Wars," this Alyson Hannigan vehicle is overloaded with poor references to other films. Heck, it goes so far as to spoof Paris Hilton commercials and "Girls Gone Wild."
It starts out rather bland, with a rather large (think Gwyneth Paltrow from "Shallow Hal") and lonely Hannigan looking for Mr. Right. Her father, played by Eddie Griffin, is determined to find a husband for her, no matter what his station in life is. Desperate, Hannigan goes to a "Hitch"-like man (Tony Cox) who helps her drop the pounds and eventually hook-up with a British dude who's just perfect. Of course, a jealous ex ("My Best Friend's Wedding") pops onto the scene and tries to steal Hannigan's man. From there, we're treated to nothing but bad spoofs of just about every film made within the last two decades.
As the review title states, this film just isn't funny. Only Eddie Griffin and Tony Cox made me laugh a little. Hannigan just can't carry a film like this on her own. She needs back-up, fast.
Not recommended. If you want spoof flicks, check out the "Naked Gun" flicks. Heck, pick up "Hot Shots" for something funnier than this bomb....more info
- Hannigan Deserves So Much Better
I'm giving this DVD an extra star only because of the presence of Alyson Hannigan, who is so effortlessly charismatic, funny, and lovely that she almost makes it worth sitting through. Otherwise, this is a movie that suffers from "Family Guy" disease; the writers think that a random reference to another movie or TV show is the same thing as a joke. So they have an actress re-enact the Paris Hilton hamburger commerical; or stick Hannigan in Uma Thurman's yellow "Kill Bill" track suit and give her a sword to wave around. And then they don't try to be clever or put a funny spin on these; they just hope the 13-year-old boys in the audience will recognize the reference and think that's enough. One hopes that better filmmakers will see Hannigan's star power and put her in funnier movies, so we can all just forget about this one. ...more info
- Yucko! What a stinker!......
This is a movie about a big girl who gets 'made over' and becomes thin, finds love and lives happily ever after. It's a spoof on romantic comedies, sort of like "Scary Movie" is a spoof on horror movies but this was not nearly as funny. I didn't like this movie. It tried hard to be funny but it wasn't. It was just a yawner! It relied on cheap, stereotypical and often sexist jokes and tired parodies which will be forgotten in a few years and be even less funny. I wasn't deeply offended by this movie but I disliked the way it objectified women (i.e. showing a fat girl going to a body shop like a car to get made skinny and the super hot ex-girlfriend who looks and acts slutty and the boyfriend who thinks it's appropriate to have his ex hang all over him) I am fine with sex and nudity in movies but I didn't like the message behind this film. It was mindless and painful to watch and made me uncomfortable. I happen to be young and thin and generally have a good sense of humor about sexist jokes but something about this movie just left me with a yucky feeling! I feel like this movie insulted my intelligence. There are plenty of things in this world which make young women feel bad about the way they look and it's generally not a quality I look for in a so-called comedy! This is funny if you are male and under the age of 16 and even then, this movie might be a bit overboard! ...more info
- What are your problems.....
I thought this movie was funny as hell by the end my sides were hurting from all the laughing I did. True there were some scenes to stupid to be in a film but all in all this was a good movie. I've seen or know people that have seen the movies this film paradided and I got to see say if all romatic films were like this I'd have a bigger collection of films than just comdeys and horror flicks....more info
- Date Movie - unrated version - dvd review
Horrible horrible film
Even worse than Superhero Movie. I think
Could be the worst film I've ever seen. What is Willow doing in this trash?
- "Date Movie" Has It All--Oh Yeah, Except For An Actual Movie
This movie is almost too easy a target, and I don't want to spend much time on it as the essence of this film has been captured effectively by many, many other reviewers. At heart, "Date Movie" is just a bit of silliness--it has no ambition, no goals other than to showcase its preposterous spoofs. Truth be told, I usually don't mind silly escapist fun--as long as a picture knows it's not very good, you can't really hold anything else against it. My issue with "Date Movie," thus, is more complex. Movies like "Scary Movie" or "Airplane!" have done a great job skewering other films and pop culture icons--but the primary difference between those films and "Date Movie" is that they frame their spoofs and gags around an actual plot.
My irritation with "Date Movie" comes from its absolute laziness in not even attempting to tell a story. Heck, it doesn't even fake it. No, apparently the sheer delight at seeing someone in a fat suit is supposed to carry us through an entire film. The gags are so random--and don't get me wrong, you might chuckle occasionally--they end up making no sense whatsoever. Have we gotten so jaded that we don't even expect a rudimentary storyline? It's sight gag, after sight gag, after sight gag--with a sound gag thrown in for variety. And it's not even as if these jokes are clever. By shooting at the easiest pop culture targets and liberally adding unnecessary bodily function humor--it's as if the filmmakers expected us to lap all their "hilarious" antics up.
There are talented people in the cast. Surely Alyson Hannigan (a star of the small screen) deserves better. But at least she, and the others, are game and throw themselves into the proceedings--but to little affect. If I wanted to see sketches and skits with no connection, however, I'd watch SNL or MadTV (which might actually be more entertaining). "Date Movie" misadvertises itself in the title--there is no movie here! Normally, like I said, I wouldn't judge an inoffensive bit of nonsense like this so harshly--but this negative review goes out to all the creative screenwriters who couldn't get decent projects greenlit due to this example of filmmaking by committee. KGHarris, 02/07....more info
- Don't be fooled by the preview
I saw the preview for this movie and thought it'd be
pretty funny. The Napolean Dynamite scene is one of the
highlights,and that occurs in the first scene. Unfortunately,
it's all downhill from there. A big chunk of the movie is
parodies of Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. Trying
to parody a classic comedy is like going to karaoke night and
trying to sing a Celine Dion song. At best, it's tolerable.
Worst case scenerio, well.... you get the idea. Nowhere near
as funny as the Scary Movie movies. ...more info
- Astoundingly bad
Perhaps the worst mainstream, major studio release in the history of American movies. If it was 100 times better it might reach the "so-bad-it's-funny" level, but it is far worse than that. Too bad- Alyson Hannigan is hot and the reason I watched this. If she had performed the entire movie nude it still wouldn't be worth watching.
- DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
This by far has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. And damn, I'm in Iraq. We dont get a chance to buy many movies here, so I thought this would give me a good laugh. HAHA, there is the laugh. The comedy comes with the fact that this is supposed to be funny. Anyway, If I have helped at least on person from buying this putrid, piece of cinematic stupidity, then I have been successful. I would have rated this lower but there is no rating below 1 star....more info
- I really wish I did not see this movie.
After I saw the first two "Scary Movies" I decided too see this movie. I thought the Wayans brothers were the two writers, but I can see that I was wrong. This movie is a spoof with no plot and no good jokes. I could hardly understand anything in this movie at all without giving my self a headache! I myself, a teen, which this movie appealed too did not find this funny. I don't know why teens like this movie so much.
-Ben Russell ...more info
- I really wanted to like this, but it just isn't happening
Let me first say I love Alyson Hannigan. I really wanted to like this movie given this is her first major movie role.
But alas, this movie is crap. With the exception of a few chuckles here and there, this is something to watch while you're websurfing or talking on the phone - giving it your full attention is not only unnecessary but almost painful. The jokes are bad, predictable, and worst of all, not funny.
If you have any interest in this movie I strongly recommend you RENT IT first before you spend money on it.
I can only hope that Alyson's next movie is of higher caliber. :(...more info