While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.
I like this type of romantic comedy. It doesn’t require any kind of thought, it’s funny and silly, and never gets too deep. It’s nice to chill out too while you’re doing something else.
Will Smith’s character, ‘Hitch,’ is a sort of pickup artist, only he’s not a douchebag out for one thing, he’s trying to help other guys get noticed by their crushes. It’s something that could very easily go down a dark path, but I don’t feel like it ever does. He doesn’t force these women into dating the guys, he just gets the women to notice them, and then coaches the men on how to not let themselves get in the way. He tells them to listen and basically teaches them not to be that guy that can’t move past the fact that they’re finally out on a date with the person they’ve been mooning over. He gives good advice and it’s up to them to follow it and since the guys have paid a decent amount of money and actually love the girl they follow it.
The movie is about what happens when this smooth man that can hook other guys up can’t get anything to work right with the woman he likes but it works anyway. It’s silly and predictable but fun and I like it.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)
After a publisher changes a writer’s debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.
I hadn’t heard anything about this movie, at least nothing that I could remember, until it showed up on my Netflix homepage. The blurb and the trailer were enough to get me to watch even though I’m not the biggest Kevin James fan. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up enjoying this.
The plot was silly but not to the point where it was ridiculous and unwatchable. There also wasn’t a ton of the stupid comedy that I associate James with so that made it even better for me.
I did find myself screaming at the screen when he met his publisher for the first time, but that was because it was all too believable and I didn’t want him to be taken advantage of.
By the end of the movie he’d changed but he hadn’t become the super assassin he’d written about, it was a believable change which I liked.
Honestly, I’d watch another movie like this in a heartbeat. It wasn’t amazing but it was fun, a nice fusion of action and comedy leaning more toward action.
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
Cute movie. Nice sequel. Lots of boobs and ass.
Do I need to say more?
I guess so.
The Grown Ups series is more than likely never going to be someone’s favorite movies but it does its job and is entertaining. It provides a nice little escape into an almost idyllic world.