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My Best Friend's Girl (DVD)
Member Name: hollywoodmum
My Best Friend's Girl (DVD)
Advantages: Hilarious, Hysterical pant wettingly funny
Disadvantages: Pretty average film
Alexis is is the girl of Dustin's dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down--permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustin turns to his best friend, Tank, the rebound specialist. A master at seducing--and offending--women, Tank gets hired by freshly dumped guys to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives - an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their ex's. But when Tank takes out Alexis, he ends up meeting his match. Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and a strange new attraction to his best friend's girl.
Dustin has been dating Alexis who he works with for around 5 weeks, he decides it's time to take things to the next level but Alexis really doesn't see Dustin in that way, she sees him more as just a friend. This is news to Dustin and he's pretty much gutted.
Dustin confides in his best friend and flat mate Tank. Tank is the total opposite of Dustin he's a bit of a slob, a slacker even, quite untidy and not into relationships at all. But tank has a very interesting business. Recently jilted men hire Tank to take out tee women who dumped them and show the ladies a lousy time, this in turn sends the girls running back to their former boyfriends, it shows the women that their ex 's weren't that bad after all.
Dustin decides that the only way to get Alexis back is for Tank to take her out, show her a crap time and then she'll be running back to him. Tank reluctantly agrees.
On meeting Alexis Tank is pretty much blown away and what's worse is that Alexis actually has a really good time and isn't totally repulsed by him.
Tank - Dane Cook (Employee Of The Month)
Alexis - Kate Hudson (Fool's Gold)
Professor Turner - Alec Baldwin (The Good Shepherd)
Dustin - Jason Biggs Over Her Dead Body)
Howard Deutch (The Whole Ten Yards)
I often say to people that Romcom isn't my thing yet over the past year or so I've really started to enjoy them, maybe I'm getting softer with age.
Anyway my when I saw this film advertised I had no particular interest in it what so ever it was just something to watch when there wasn't anything on TV. yet as soon as it made me laugh I really began to enjoy it.
There isn't really much you can actually say about this movie, the story is pretty average, (although I would like to tank's job only on men), the characters are average and the acting and performances are pretty average too. It's also predictable.
So why did I give it four stars? Well this isn't going to be everybody's cup of tea, it's quite rude but I don't mind that. I found the dialogue and some of the senarios in the film (especially the family wedding) hilarious at one point I very nearly did wee. So because of the comedy and nothing else but the fact I really enjoyed myself watching it I had to give it four.
What isn't funny though is at a celebration meal for a friend 's birthday my boyfriend was emulating Tank's behavior and acted out some lines and actions from the film to one of our friends mum's she really wasn't impressed and I was just embarrassed.
Sorry I didn't even read what the extra's were let alone watch any so I have done this as a film only review.
Running Time: 101 minutes
£6.99 from HMV
Also posted on ciao under same user name.
Summary: Romcom with more com than rom