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My Best Friend's Girl Reviews

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

October 10, 2008
Jim Schembri
The Age (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.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2008
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (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.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 4, 2008
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

Hitch has nothing on My Best Friend's Girl... the best romance since The Notebook.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

September 26, 2008
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Cahan's curious and increasingly sincere slant on modern romance outshines its efforts to please Cook's MySpace fan base with gross-out gags (some of which are damned funny).

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: B

September 23, 2008
Laura Kern
New York Times
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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.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2008
Joe Leydon
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Cook is most amusing while emphasizing his sardonic edginess, a trait that may eventually serve him well in some anti-heroic (or downright villainous) dramatic role. Better still, he establishes an effectively fluid give-and-take with Hudson.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2008
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Inane, raunchy romantic comedy inspires no love.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 31, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2009
Christopher Null

mostly unwatchable

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

February 24, 2009
Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 8, 2008
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

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.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 0/5

November 21, 2008
Matthew Turner

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

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

November 21, 2008
Pete Hammond

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

November 20, 2008
Victor Olliver

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

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 4/10

November 20, 2008
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

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.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 18, 2008
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: C

October 18, 2008
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)

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

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

October 10, 2008

Irish Times

November 21, 2008
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