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My Best Friend's Girl Reviews

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
December 8, 2008
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.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 23, 2008
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 | Original Score: B
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 22, 2008
In order for My Best Friend's Girl to work at all, it needs a leading man with the charisma to suggest the soulful, lovelorn gentleman behind the crude serial womanizer.
| Original Score: D+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 22, 2008
The inexplicable romantic comedy career of Dane Cook marches on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
September 22, 2008
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
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2008
Ultimately, its most unforgivable sin is that it's simply not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
September 22, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 22, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 19, 2008
Eventually the conventions of romantic comedy take hold, with the humor declining precipitously.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 19, 2008
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 19, 2008
My Best Friend's Girl isn't just a misfire; it's a misfire compounded by a chain of miscalculations, and it's hard to figure out who this could appeal to (except, perhaps, Dane Cook's fan club).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
September 19, 2008
The actors (especially Alec Baldwin, as Tank's horndog dad) elevate the material slightly, but such piffle will just fill you with longing... for a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
September 19, 2008
The movie spends a lot of time trying to be cute, vulgar and cutely vulgar. But it forgets about character, plot and believability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2008
Isolated bits don't add up to much here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5