Date Movie
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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 wants 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Mocks] movies that were much funnier than this one."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"It's painful."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There's not a single laugh to be had."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"There's nary a laugh to be found in this relentlessly idiotic parody of popular romantic comedies, which manages the difficult feat of seeming overlong at just 80 minutes."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"These are sight gags best appreciated with a blindfold."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Everything's reduced to an inane fart or ejaculation joke."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"It's loud and obnoxious, but too full of itself to be interesting and not sober enough to be truly offensive. (Unrated)"
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Looting the key scenes and plot points of hit movies is the bread and butter of spoof comedies, but the script for Date Movie is about as funny as dry white toast."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment 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 re-stage familiar scenes."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"It's hard to see through the utter mess that is Date Movie enough to evaluate its acting, but Hannigan seems to be at least serviceable."
‑ Brian Marder,
"far less smart and often less funny than the films it ridicules."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"More shocking than hilarious, this spoof of the teensploit genre offers just enough funny moments to earn this critic's seal of approval."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
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