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My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 58
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 50

My Best Friend's Girl spends too much time being vulgar and offensive, leaving little room for laughs.

15

Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 11

My Best Friend's Girl spends too much time being vulgar and offensive, leaving little room for laughs.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis 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

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Drama, Comedy

Jordan Cahan

Jan 13, 2009

$19.2M

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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (50) | DVD (5)

There's something genuinely transgressive beneath the movie's rom-com surface, though director Howard Deutch keeps retreating to the safety of frat-boy humor.

December 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
Chicago Reader
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The inexplicable romantic comedy career of Dane Cook marches on.

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment (1)
Boston Globe
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There are no surprises here, but speedy pacing and a smattering of laughs along the way, as well as a knowing turn by Alec Baldwin as Tank's even more piggish father, make My Best Friend's Girl a date not entirely to be skipped.

September 22, 2008
New York Times
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Ultimately, its most unforgivable sin is that it's simply not funny.

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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An ugly, strictly-for-meatheads comedy that can only be recommended to couples who wear matching Tie Domi Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys out on a date.

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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It borrows from much funnier movies such as Hitch, Wedding Crashers and My Best Friend's Wedding. Never has a romantic comedy seemed less romantic or less comedic.

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Inane, raunchy romantic comedy inspires no love.

December 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

...ultimately falls prey to the melodramatic silliness that one has come to expect from the romantic comedy genre.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comments (2)
Reel Film Reviews

mostly unwatchable

February 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comments (2)
Filmcritic.com

This is one of those films that would be enormously improved by the arrival of 100 crazy Somali pirates who would proceed to take the entire cast hostage.

November 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Comment (1)
Daily Mail [UK]

Tedious, largely unfunny and poorly written comedy with the least likeable collection of characters you'll see all year.

November 21, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Comment (1)
ViewLondon

Yet another in a continuing line of dismal Dane Cook so-called romantic comedies.

November 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

It's a wonder the guys don't just wear Flintstone loincloths. Now let's hear it: Yabba-dabba-don't.

November 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Teletext
Teletext

Any schmuck with a typewriter and a dirty mouth can test the limits of good taste; it's something else entirely to push the boundaries of narrative possibility and emotional empathy.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Comment (1)
Austin Chronicle

A rude, crude romantic comedy with a touch of nastiness that's refreshing and quite funny.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

You should steer well clear of the nasty ideas that screenwriter Jordan Cahan has about relationships and how they work.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

A film that truly bites.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Dane Cook proves why he is one of American comedy's favourite big-time naughty boys in this fast, funny, foul-tongued but sweet-natured adult-skewed romantic comedy.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

The film veers off into that realm of unbelievability that I react against. But there is a certain fascination in watching Cook strut his stuff (and boy does he strut), and Kate Hudson is pleasant to watch.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

If you like watching anarchy in action, this exhibition has its moments, but the anti-woman humour underpinning it -- and Cook's whole performance -- does cast a pall.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Comments (3)
Sydney Morning Herald

'There's this guy, Tank, and other guys hire him to give their exes "emotional terrorism." It's a romantic comedy.''Can you throw in a cheap anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic joke? And have Tank tell some kids how to pull a brutal sexaul trick on a woman?'

October 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A raunchy vehicle for Dane Cook fans? A sprightly romance for Kate Hudson fans? A genial underdog comedy for Jason Biggs fans? The correct answer is: a big, steaming pile of horse manure.

October 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Journal International | Comment (1)
Film Journal International

It works much better as a comedy, but by the end, the romantic aspect has taken over and there's not much humor to be found after the first half.

October 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine
Sin Magazine

It's coarse and funny, but there's something really endearing about this twisted romantic comedy in which the protagonist excels at being a self-proclaimed emotional terrorist

October 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comments (2)
Urban Cinefile

[Director Howard] Deutch passes the buck to his three stars...

September 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for My Best Friend's Girl

I can't say that this movie was amazing for story line or anything but I laughed my ass off almost the whole movie. It's basically like a male alternative to a "chick flick". Year it's rude and crude but.... IT"S DANE COOK! if you went in thinking that it would be anything less then your just dumb, The trailers showed you exactly what you are getting.

One thing that I loved about this movie is that it wasn't so fake. most guys in chick flicks are so wonderful then they just make one mistake and spend the rest of the movie trying to fix it till everyone lives happily ever after. This movie isn't like that at all.

One last thing I liked is that I couldn't have predicted just how far he would go to mess things up, so the shock value of almost everything he says is awesome. Everyone in the Theater I was in was laugh through the movie too. I can't believe it got such a bad rating here but I guess I've also seen movies on here with high ratings that just sucked. whatever.
April 10, 2010
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Dane Cook continues his streak of fecal-like films, still hitless, inept to transform his cock dick stand-up humor into a good comedy. One dimensional premise, a Jason Biggs mainstay. Kate Hudson is like a double glazed chicken crisper.
March 21, 2010
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Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

This wasn't funny. Disgusting. But watchable.
January 31, 2010
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