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Awesome: 5%
Worth A Look: 17.5%
Average: 22.5%
Pretty Bad: 20%
Total Crap35%

3 reviews, 22 user ratings

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by Greg Muskewitz

"Tiresomely against the grain."
2 stars

Jason Lee celebrates his immanent marriage with a typical bachelor’s party and winds up abed with the new dancing tiki girl (Julia Stiles).

What follows is an amiable comedy of errors and exaggerated proportions, particularly when accident-prone Stiles turns out to be the cousin of the bride-to-be. Chris Koch’s quirky romantic-comedy works so hard to go against the grain of convention that the worked-up effort to avoid the formula wears itself out long before the close. There are, however, a few advantages along the way: a diplomatic and high-energy performance by Stiles — too graceful to be so haphazard a character — and an array of zany predicaments (particularly the panty debacle). The disadvantages, Lee’s aging schtick, the rainbow-wild cast, the anxiety fantasies, tend to stack up and outweigh. With Selma Blair, James Brolin, Shawn Hatosy and Lochlyn Munro.

[See it if you must.]

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10/31/08 Shaun Wallner Was'nt all that great! 1 stars
1/23/06 Jeff Anderson Embarrassingly unfunny & Lee is badly miscast. Julia Stiles is the lone saving grace. 2 stars
8/15/05 love not the funniest movie but no so bad either 3 stars
3/13/04 Wlaclaw Kaczmierski I think I'm the Pole that Selma Blair stuck up her ass! 4 stars
3/08/04 Julia Stiles is a lovely flower but possibly should change her name. Stiles always have stigmas attached to them. It comes with the territory. 5 stars
1/19/04 Gretchen Seitz Jeez "Dust For Eyes", Julia Stiles's shrewish persona is insufferable. Don't ENCOURAGE it! 5 stars
1/18/04 Cheerleader who ran out of TP& has to wipe her ass with her pompoms Geez, What is it with Julia Stiles and guys who use shampoo bottles other than as intended? 3 stars
9/08/03 Amanda I enjoyed it, but it wasn't great, Jason Lee was the best thing about it 4 stars
8/19/03 Jeff THIS SHIT SUX!? 1 stars
6/22/03 John Aster Habig the best man character puts a decent enough twist and someone I can relate to 3 stars
6/05/03 Eloquency Zig-Zag What are you idiots talking about? Julia Stiles sucked giant festering cock in this movie 1 stars
5/07/03 JonBenet Ramsey's ghost Of all Julia's styles of acting, the first to do much for me. 4 stars
3/06/03 The Lurchprong Splitter Julia Stiles has finally extracted her head from her anus enough to show she has talent! 4 stars
2/28/03 Uncle Salty Aptly named, If "A guy thing" means the desire to commit ritual suicide. 1 stars
2/22/03 Jon Jason Lee what happened? 2 stars
2/04/03 jgfsjglksdf why? 1 stars
1/31/03 Pure Spring Water whatever it should do, Jason Lee doesn't and Julia Stiles does 4 stars
1/22/03 wishiwasdead I'm easygoing with romantic comedies, but this was 100% unfunny. And Julia Stiles? Blech 1 stars
1/22/03 ars Predictable but pretty funny 4 stars
1/22/03 snowconehead not that bad 4 stars
1/22/03 kosta kill me now 1 stars
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  17-Jan-2003 (PG-13)



Directed by
  Chris Koch

Written by
  Greg Glienna
  Pete Schwaba
  Matt Tarses

  Jason Lee
  Julia Stiles
  Selma Blair
  James Brolin
  Shawn Hatosy
  David Koechner

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