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Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Madeline, Party Girl) directed this comedy, scripted by David C. Johnson (D.R.O.P. Squad), following the trajectory of a mismatched couple throughout the evening of a blind date in New York (but mostly filmed in Toronto). Extrovert Darlene "Woo" Bates (Jada Pinkett Smith of Scream 2) is one woman who's not afraid to take what she wants, and she has a notorious knack for turning men into mush. When Woo's psychic friend Celestrial (Girlina) predicts that the man of her
May 8, 1998 Wide
Jan 13, 2004
New Line Home Entertainment
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This Manhattan-based romantic comedy might be fun if it didn't hit you over the head with a sledgehammer every few minutes.
A graceless and gratingly unfunny comedy that brings out the worst in just about everybody involved.
Equally unengaging are hero Tim (Davidson), the wimpish buppie who loves her, and his male buddies, who provide the requisite quota of chauvinism.
An incoherent romantic comedy whose sexy title character (played by Ms. Smith) is an unbearable, unfunny pain in the neck.
As the film plods on, Woo's initial, slightly mysterious charm wilts from overexposure; the frantic antics fall flat and the whole contrived mess begins to feel increasingly obvious and boring.
Thank goodness Jada Pinkett Smith and Tommy Davidson are so much fun to watch. Without them, Woo would be another half-baked comedy bound for the oblivion bin.
What characterization there is consists of weak, stupid men empowered by dominant, predatory women, encased in witless, tasteless commercial rubbish.
Some of it is funny, most of it is predictable and Smith's character is so annoying that it's just not realistic that Davidson would put up with all this hassle just for a possible roll in the hay.
Seems less concerned with its party girl protagonist than the more oddball characters and situations circling her.
Jada Pinkett Smith is the only real reason to catch this banjy mess, but even that's stretching it.
After a while, it all gets a bit repetitive, which is remarkable, given how short the film is.
For all the generic plot gyrations, Pinkett Smith and Davidson turn in poised, resourceful performances.
The best romantic comedies challenge, undercut or attempt to change the social norm; Woo just follows the numbers.
Boring, uninteresting and pointless, the film wastes both its talent and your time.
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