Starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Julie Hagerty, Chris Marquette, Stephen Root
Decent. Jocular. Juvenile.
An obnoxious comedy about a former fat teenager, Chris Bander (Reynolds), who returns to his hometown a successful music producer and seeks romance/ revenge on the girl, Jamie (Smart), who kept him in the friend zone all through high school. It’s hard to be juvenile and romantic, and so this film settles for being a mediocre rom-com with a few better moments. Very derivative; almost a lightweight There’s Something About Mary.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-