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Date Movie (2006)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 2.5/10
Reviews Counted: 84
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 78

Critics Consensus: In an attempt to parody rom-com cliches, Date Movie ultimately makes a mockery of itself, with juvenile toilet humor and empty pop culture references.

12%
Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 15

Critics Consensus: In an attempt to parody rom-com cliches, Date Movie ultimately makes a mockery of itself, with juvenile toilet humor and empty pop culture references.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 513,712

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for continuous crude and sexual humor, including language)
Genre:
Comedy
Directed By:
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Written By:
Aaron Seltzer , Jason Friedberg
In Theaters:
On DVD:
May 30, 2006
Box Office:
$48.5M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Date Movie

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (78) | DVD (25)

[Mocks] movies that were much funnier than this one.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

These are sight gags best appreciated with a blindfold.

Full Review… | February 23, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 22, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

February 22, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 21, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 21, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It's painful.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Everything's reduced to an inane fart or ejaculation joke.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review… | November 20, 2008
Hollywood.com

There's not a single laugh to be had.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Dark Horizons

It's loud and obnoxious, but too full of itself to be interesting and not sober enough to be truly offensive. (Unrated)

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
DVD Review

far less smart and often less funny than the films it ridicules.

Full Review… | July 4, 2007
Eye for Film

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.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
MovieCrypt.com

More shocking than hilarious, this spoof of the teensploit genre offers just enough funny moments to earn this critic's seal of approval.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Upstage Magazine

...as terrible and slipshod a film as one could ever imagine...

Full Review… | October 15, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Get it? It's just like that one scene you saw in that one movie, but with poop!

Full Review… | August 9, 2006
eFilmCritic.com

Um filme feito por idiotas com a esperança de que seus espectadores também sejam.

June 11, 2006
Cinema em Cena

The kind of spoof that doesn't so much "poke fun" at its targets as it does "lazily reference" them.

Full Review… | June 7, 2006
DVD Clinic

It's a perfect storm of not funny.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Sacramento News & Review

While the premise of a gross-out spoof of such movies may sound like a good idea in theory, it doesn't make a lot of sense in practice.

Full Review… | May 6, 2006
eFilmCritic.com

Date Movie still labours under the mistaken impression that exaggerated mimicry alone is enough to entertain.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

The fact is, this movie is just not funny.

Full Review… | March 11, 2006
Bullz-Eye.com

Alyson Hannigan deserves better. In fact, we all deserve better than DATE MOVIE, a slow-witted assembly of every date movie joke we've already seen.

Full Review… | March 4, 2006
PopMatters

Lower your expectations or drink a lot before you watch it.

Full Review… | March 3, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for Date Movie

The trend of parody films, taking on genre pictures in general, has become tiresome in the past five years or so, but some truly indecent ones are still being made in the current climate. While many of these films have parodied the source material they are based on, they don't have the original spirit of those films, and therefore rely on sight gags and really gross humor. While "Date Movie" is a horrible piece of garbage, manufactured by the same people who brought us "Epic Movie" and "Meet the Spartans," it does hold the spirit of its original content. The plot winds around many beloved romantic comedies, and in the end it's kind of sweet when the couple gets together. In between that charming story, there's a lot of fat shaming, weird visual effects, and gross out humor, as expected from the look of its predecessors. This film may be awful, but at least you can see what it's based around, which just doesn't happen often enough.

FrizzDrop
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Spoof movie encompassing rom coms.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Date Movie is an awful, unfunny comedy that is crude, vulgar and relies on gross-out moments to try and create its humor. The film fails entirely and the comedic elements are horrible. Directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg direct this mess, and try to create something funny. Unfortunately they're terrible as a directing team, and they turn Date Movie into another misfire in the parody genre of films. This film is a total mess from beginning to end, and the directors have absolutely no clue at creating effective comedy. If you enjoy great comedies, skip on everything that Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg direct. These two really don't know how to create an effective comedy, and the results are a terrible film that is highly forgettable. If you enjoy parody films, stick films such as Airplane! and Hot Shots! However skip on this film. The comedy elements are so bad that only a person with mental capacity of a vegetable. This film wasn't my kind of film, and it was very bad, and this was one of the worst comedies that I've had the misfortune to see. Skip this film if you want great comedy, as you won't find in here. What you have here with Date Movie is a sad attempt at parody, and it fails all around. I can't understand why anyone would find this funny. If you want a good comedy, skip this film as this is more irritating than actually funny. An awful film.

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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

I didn't know Kill Bill was a date movie.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

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