Sunday, June 3, 2007


Romantic comedy

Katherine Heigl: Alison Scott, TV Production Assistant
Leslie Mann: her older sister Debbie
Seth Rogen: Ben Stone, 25-year-old web site developer
Paul Rudd: Debbie’s husband Pete

Clearly aimed at the 18 to 24 male demographic (who are significantly more likely than average to go to the movies at least once a month, at 34 percent, compared with 20 percent for all adults) the movie relies on comedy that is raunchy, vulgar, and obscene.

The f-word is used extensively as are obscene terms for bodily functions and parts of the anatomy (even from Debbie’s 12-year-old daughter) along with explicit indecent gestures, nude scenes, lap dancing and people making out.

Hidden beneath all this there is a tender story of two people in a relationship and trying to make it work. But that is lost in this grossed-out male fantasy film which goes on far too long, clocking in at 2 hours and 9 minutes.

for sexual content, drug use and language.

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