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The glorious Hollywood institution of the romantic comedy gets raked over the coals in this broad parody of any number of boy-meets-girl flicks. Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) is a young woman who want... read more read more...s nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and settle down. However, Julia has a rather serious weight problem that prevents her from making a positive impression on people. Determined to find love at all costs, Julia somehow drops the weight and meets Grant Fonckyerdoder (Adam Campbell), a handsome and charming Englishman who falls head over heels for her. Julia and Grant waste no time in setting the date, but until they make their way to the altar they have to deal with meddling parents, flaky wedding planners, fights over the right wedding dress, vertically challenged romantic advisors, and Andy (Sophie Monk), a longtime friend of Grant, who isn't so happy to hear he's getting hitched. Also featuring Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Griffin, and Tony Cox, Date Movie was written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, proudly billed as "two of the six writers of Scary Movie." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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DVD Release Date: May 30, 2006

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  • May 20, 2014
    The trend of parody films, taking on genre pictures in general, has become tiresome in the past five years or so, but some truly indecent ones are still being made in the current climate. While many of these films have parodied the source material they are based on, they don't ha... read moreve the original spirit of those films, and therefore rely on sight gags and really gross humor. While "Date Movie" is a horrible piece of garbage, manufactured by the same people who brought us "Epic Movie" and "Meet the Spartans," it does hold the spirit of its original content. The plot winds around many beloved romantic comedies, and in the end it's kind of sweet when the couple gets together. In between that charming story, there's a lot of fat shaming, weird visual effects, and gross out humor, as expected from the look of its predecessors. This film may be awful, but at least you can see what it's based around, which just doesn't happen often enough.
  • July 15, 2012
    Spoof movie encompassing rom coms.
  • December 16, 2011
    Date Movie is an awful, unfunny comedy that is crude, vulgar and relies on gross-out moments to try and create its humor. The film fails entirely and the comedic elements are horrible. Directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg direct this mess, and try to create something funny... read more. Unfortunately they're terrible as a directing team, and they turn Date Movie into another misfire in the parody genre of films. This film is a total mess from beginning to end, and the directors have absolutely no clue at creating effective comedy. If you enjoy great comedies, skip on everything that Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg direct. These two really don't know how to create an effective comedy, and the results are a terrible film that is highly forgettable. If you enjoy parody films, stick films such as Airplane! and Hot Shots! However skip on this film. The comedy elements are so bad that only a person with mental capacity of a vegetable. This film wasn't my kind of film, and it was very bad, and this was one of the worst comedies that I've had the misfortune to see. Skip this film if you want great comedy, as you won't find in here. What you have here with Date Movie is a sad attempt at parody, and it fails all around. I can't understand why anyone would find this funny. If you want a good comedy, skip this film as this is more irritating than actually funny. An awful film.
  • August 29, 2011
    I didn't know Kill Bill was a date movie.
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    July 31, 2011
    Saw it, but don't remember too much from it. A clue that it was pretty bad.
  • June 23, 2011
    Pretty funny. A few hearty laughs now and again. Clever writing.
  • April 13, 2011
    I hated this, I laughed once, but then it got dumber by the second. I really hated this movie.
  • October 21, 2010
    I cannot deny that it does have some good laughs. But that is very limited. It is an awful movie with loads of so-called jokes. Grant's expression on his first date (saying "yes" in a very horny way) was so-not-funny. Seeing a cat shitting and farting and using an a... read moreir freshener afterward is just plain stupid (that cat did loads of other stupid things I tell you). A kid saying the first word of his life "biatch", wedding planner having a huge ass, Grant talking from the magazine, blah blah blah all are so painful to digest that I can't believe I am still alive after watching this crap (or maybe my soul came to warn you?free smileys)
    DON'T RECOMMEND THIS TO WATCH. It's not worth your time.

    1 star for Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) for that dance (with clown face). It was cool.
  • September 10, 2010
    Based on all the well known Rom-coms, this does have to be one of the worst spoof films out there. Not that I had great expectations, but it was on tv, so thought it would at least be a slightly comical no-brainer.
  • September 10, 2010
    one of a kind film.

Critic Reviews

J. R. Jones
December 26, 2006
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

[Mocks] movies that were much funnier than this one. Full Review

Desson Thomson
February 23, 2006
Desson Thomson, Washington Post

These are sight gags best appreciated with a blindfold. Full Review

Owen Gleiberman
February 22, 2006
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

You have to be hungry for comedy that's salty and loud, that hits your palate with all the delicacy of hot grease. If you're in that mood, a handful of these jokes will likely be just what you crave. Full Review

Michael Rechtshaffen
February 22, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

This crass drag of a dud at best manages to elicit just a couple of half-hearted chuckles over the course of its 80-minute allotment.

Scott Tobias
February 21, 2006
Scott Tobias, AV Club

It's kind of amazing that a joke-a-second comedy like Date Movie doesn't contain a single laugh, but what's there has been so thoroughly focus-grouped and market-tested that no joy escapes the vacuum. Full Review

Scott Foundas
February 21, 2006
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly

The targets here are Hollywood's bubbleheaded romantic comedies, but director Aaron Setzer (who co-wrote the script with Jason Friedling) doesn't satirize the genre's familiar tropes so much as merely... Full Review

Ruthe Stein
February 21, 2006
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

A lame pastiche of Hollywood romances. Full Review

Bobby Hankinson
February 21, 2006
Bobby Hankinson, Boston Globe

If their goal was to make a spoof film with heart, the end result has an irregular beat at best. Full Review

Ben Kenigsberg
February 21, 2006
Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice

It takes a certain gall to pass off mere references as jokes. Full Review

Roger Moore
February 20, 2006
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

It's not enough to just make the reference. You've got to make something funny out of the reference. Full Review

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