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Date Movie (2006)

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Critic 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.

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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 handsome and charming Englishman who falls head over heels for her. Julia and Grant waste no time in setting the date, but until they make their way to the altar they have to deal with meddling parents, flaky wedding planners, fights over the right wedding dress, vertically challenged romantic advisors, and Andy (Sophie Monk), a longtime friend of Grant, who isn't so happy to hear he's getting hitched. Also featuring Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Griffin, and Tony Cox, Date Movie was written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, proudly billed as "two of the six writers of Scary Movie."
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PG-13 (for continuous crude and sexual humor, including language)
Genre:
Comedy
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Box Office:
$48,478,234.00
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Cast

Alyson Hannigan
as Julia Jones
Adam Campbell
as Grant Funkyerdoder
Jennifer Coolidge
as Roz Funkyerdoder
Tony Cox
as Hitch
Fred Willard
as Bernie Funkyerdoder
Eddie Griffin
as Frank Jones
Mauricio Sanchez
as Eduardo/Housekeeper
Beverly Polcyn
as Old Cart Woman
Charles Dell
as Justice of the Peace
Dana Seltzer
as Wedding Planner/Receptionist
Tom Lenk
as Frodo
Susse Budde
as Jewelry Store Clerk
Josh Meyers
as Napoleon Dynamite/Owen Wilson Look-a-Like
Nadia Dina Ariqat
as Britney Spears Look-A-Like
Nick Steele
as Kevin Federline Look-A-Like
Edward Moss
as Michael Jackson Look-A-like
Jasen Salvatore
as Ben Stiller Look-A-Like
Lil Jon
as Himself
Michael Brooks
as Gay Man Dancer
Worthie Meacham
as Gay Man Dancer
Anthony Natale
as Deaf Man
Andrea Ferrell
as Deaf Woman
Chris Harrison
as TV Bachelor Host
Brittany Buckner
as Bachelorette
Worthie Meachem
as Gay Man Dancer
Nancy Anderson
as Milkshake Dance Double - Julia
Nina Avetisova
as Bachelorette
Michelle Misty Lang
as Bachelorette
Allison Kyler
as Krumpin Dance Double - Julia
Connor Lewis
as Little Jack
Joni Avery
as Mom In Alley
Jeff Danoff
as Drunkard
Michell Misty Lang
as Bachelorette
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Critic Reviews for Date Movie

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (17)

[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.

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

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.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Spoof movie encompassing rom coms.

Candy Rose
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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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