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Frank Longo
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"DATE MOVIE- Who makes these parodies?"


  

          

So I saw Date Movie with the lady. That's right, the shitty-looking one by 2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie. So sue me, I like parodies, and it had a decent looking cast (Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Griffin, and that blond chick that's smoking hot).

God, was I in for a surprise. A horribly unfunny terrible awful surprise.

This movie was literally a marketer's delight. It has something for every single audience. Every single one. It's a trailer of short parodies of things that will span across every gender and race to appeal to them.

I swear to God there are so many parodies of every imaginable genre that there is a parody of RIZE in this film. Yes, you heard me. There is at least a 30-45 second clip of Alyson Hannigan krumping as Tony Cox mugs for the camera saying "DAMN! THIS BITCH CAN KRUMP!"

Seriously. An extended joke about Rize.

I guess this leads me to my next point, where the film was so incredibly lame and square, yet it tried so, so, SO hard to appeal to a "black audience."

Many jokes about white people saying hilarious things like the words "pimp" "biatch" and "smack a hoe." Laughing yet?

Tony Cox dresses like Xzibit, and in order to make a fat-suited Alyson Hannigan skinny, they "pimp her out" in an excruciatingly long Pimp my Ride parody. Laughing yet?

A cameo by Lil Jon who shows up as a parody within a parody within a parody saying "YEAH! WHAT? OKAY!" while singing Say a Little Prayer For You. Laughing yet?

A British guy romantically reads the lyrics to 50 Cent's Candy Shop as poetry. Laughing yet?

I mean, did I mention that the movie parodies RIZE? This parody is trying so hard that it parodies things that didn't even make an enormous impact at the box office. Even worse: There's a good 5 minutes spent parodying Paris Hilton's Hardee's commercial (or whatever the burger joint she was promoting was). 5 minutes of a 90 minute movie spent dwelling on a commercial that rarely aired and didn't really cause much of a buzz. I guess they were trying to appeal to the internet audience in addition to those of us who don't search the web. More brilliant marketing plans from the people who brought us Date Movie!

Basically, this movie sucks. It can't decide if it's a grossout film, or a smart film. It can't decide what type of audiences it wants, so it disjointedly throws in jokes and parodies to appeal to literally every type of moviegoer. I guess they thought if they did that, they'd have a series of trailers that they can show before different films before different audiences.

Wanna know REALLY how bad it is? There's a scene that made me go "What the fuck?" where, as a happy love song plays, Alyson Hannigan says "You make me want to bumfight." The blonde British guy says "Me too!" Then they find a nearby bum and beat on him for like 15 seconds. This is a gag that some middle school kid wrote in a skit he had to write for English class in an attempt to be subversive, funny, and cool. Just like that kid in class, this movie comes off as none of the three.

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DATE MOVIE- Who makes these parodies? [View all] , Frank Longo, Sun Feb-19-06 12:59 AM
 
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Here's what I really want to know
Feb 18th 2006
1
Agreed
Feb 18th 2006
4
They didn't write Scary Movie together
Feb 18th 2006
9
      RE: They didn't write Scary Movie together
Feb 18th 2006
14
      RE: They didn't write Scary Movie together
Feb 18th 2006
15
You have nobody to blame but yourself Frank. That looks awful.
Feb 18th 2006
2
Seriously...
Feb 18th 2006
10
I thought at best it could be a really dumb movie.
Feb 19th 2006
29
      Dude I could make a movie in my backyard with a camcorder
Feb 19th 2006
31
      i don't blame Fred or Eugene
Feb 19th 2006
34
           Oh I don't blame their decisions to be in these films...not at all.
Feb 19th 2006
36
Did you at least get rewarded??
Feb 18th 2006
3
damn. i just lol'd at the idea of willow krumping.
Feb 18th 2006
5
Yeah, it looks pretty unfunny
Feb 18th 2006
6
I meant to say equivalent...equation haha
Feb 18th 2006
13
Reminds me of Scary Movie 3.
Feb 18th 2006
7
I saw about 5 minutes of that one
Feb 18th 2006
21
Horrible Horrible Movie
Feb 18th 2006
8
more importantly: who WATCHES them?
Feb 18th 2006
11
i was guna say
Feb 18th 2006
25
Thanks. I was planning on seeing it but now i'm definitely not
Feb 18th 2006
12
you wanna tell me that you needed Longo to tell you this film was wack?
Feb 18th 2006
16
      Nah, it obviously looked like a stupid/silly type of movie
Feb 18th 2006
17
           the jokes looked really lame and sophomoric in the previews
Feb 18th 2006
19
                I'm sorry, did someone say random drunk white girls?
Feb 18th 2006
20
my friend is in this thing
Feb 18th 2006
18
9 out 10 actors in this town would kill to be in that movie.
Feb 18th 2006
22
ouch
Feb 18th 2006
23
      you're saying Seth Meyers is unfunny?
Feb 18th 2006
24
           yeah seriously, stop that right now
Feb 19th 2006
32
I read this post and STILL went to go see it
Feb 19th 2006
26
get new friends
Feb 19th 2006
33
I wanted to throw up at this movie.....
Feb 19th 2006
27
Although I was pleasently surprised to hear the Preceptionists
Feb 19th 2006
30
Yeah, I killed time watching like the last hour of Date Movie
Feb 19th 2006
35
wasnt that bad, the mr and mrs smith part was funny
Feb 19th 2006
37
So they stole a joke?
Feb 19th 2006
38
Shit, Tristam Shandy is sort of a parody. Go see that.
Feb 19th 2006
39
You SAW the previews right?
Feb 20th 2006
40

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