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Wow! It's described here as a "mock" documentary here. I seem to recall it being an actual documentary. Perhaps that explains why I thought there was something a little "off" about it. If the whole thing wasn't real in the first place, then maybe it's worse than I thought.
"20 Dates" is an interesting and unique 'documentary' that finds a wanna-be filmmaker finally getting his shot in the form of a satirical and often ludicrous commentary on the ups and downs of dating in Los Angeles. While there are periodic and oh so brief moments of revelation expressed by the frustrated Myles in his quest to find true love, the bulk of this film is meaningless dribble with a few funny situations created to get some needed laughs.
You could tell a lot of the movie was staged for effect and that hurt the movie overall, because Myles (the main guy) kept talking about how he wanted his movie to be real. Myles also annoyed the crap out of me at times, but he wrote some funny parts. Skip it.
I was not clear on whether this was a documentary or a mockumentary. So I couldn't decide if I hated it because I hated the main character so much or if I liked it and the filmmaker was a genius for creating such an unlikable character. Either way, the moral of the story is: There's someone out there for everyone... even complete assholes.