It’s no secret that Dane Cook stopped being funny when he stopped stealing people’s material a few years back, and tried to go into acting. It’s a sure sign you’ve failed, when all of your movies box office grosses have been less than your salary for one movie. (Ok, so I made those stats up, but it’s probably not far from the truth.)
I watched this movie today, mainly because I had started watching Step Brothers, and that was so terrible, I couldn’t finish it. My Best Friend’s Girl was the only thing within reach, and since I’m lazy, I popped that in.
I have to say, I’m disappointed in Kate Hudson. She’s normally the cute, adorable, sweet, innocent girl in movies. To stoop this low is something I never thought I’d see from her. From Biggs (who’s famous for banging an apple pie), and Cook (who’s famous for being a MySpace whore), you’d expect this sort of “comedy,” but not Kate Hudson.
The movie’s barely funny, if at all. Cook and Hudson have as much on-screen chemistry as Orange Juice and Toothpaste. While I liked the character of “Tank,” I didn’t like Cook’s portrayal of that character, at all. It felt like too much of the same thing, looking back at Good Luck Chuck. Why are Cook’s characters always the object of desire for women? Even when he doesn’t want to be? I’m secure enough in my heterosexuality to say that Dane Cook is not an attractive man. I just don’t get it. Do you just get to be the object of desire because you slap a “Super Finger Production” label at the beginning of a movie, and call yourself a producer? Lame.
My Best Friend’s Girl is ultimately a love story. Typical, boring, plain. The only part of the movie that I didn’t totally hate, was that it takes place in Boston. Let’s face it, everyone loves movies that take place in their hometown. For example, I’m from the Boston area, and automatically have to love The Departed, Boondock Saints, and Mystic River. Everyone feels the same, no matter what city you call home.
My wrap up? Stay far away from this movie. Even if you’re in love with Kate Hudson, think Jason Biggs is the funniest person alive, or worship Dane Cook’s ugly feet. I’d hoped Alec Baldwin could be the saving grace for this flick, be he was vastly under-used. Such a waste of a fantastic talent. If your boyfriend/girlfriend asks if you want to rent this movie, and have a movie night at home, dump him/her. Block his/her calls, de-friend them on Facebook, and blacklist their e-mail address. You want nothing to do with that person, I assure you.”
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