Sunday, November 25, 2012


Directed By: Jason Bloom Written By: Steve Bloom &Marc Sedaka Cinematography By: Edward J. Pei Editor: Luis Colina Cast: Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Christine Taylor, Larry Drake, Sarah Silverman, Carl Anthony Payne II, Tamara Mello, Tobin Bell A man suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful. So he sends her a letter, but than finds out that he was wrong. He has 24 hours to stop the package, prevent a disaster, and fall in love. The only problem is the delivery man will not stop until the package has been delivered. The film feels like a older slightly dirty version of BOY MEETS WORLD. It tries to be raunchy but merely suggests it instead of outright showing it. The film rides the PG-13 rating pretty hard. The cast feels too old for the material and characters they are playing. The characters are also pretty thin as the film seems to move forward and plausible more for it’s plot and situations. The film is like a homage to John Hughes films of the 80’s only set in the 90’s with college age characters. The film was written by Kevin Smith who after seeing this. Decided to try to direct his own scripts only. As in other hands the directors of his scripts. Don’t seem to really have a handle on the cadences and dialogue in his scripts. Though he wrote an early version that was rewritten you can see his influence in the film and on the dialogue. Reese Witherspoon is the only cast member, Who truly gives it her all and creates a memorable character. Paul Rudd as talented as he is, Isn’t the most natural physical comedian. He is more the witty type. The film has a cute sensibility and a few laughs though unfortunately it is never believable and though made in the 90’s. It still feels like it is cashing in on a bunch of fad’s of the times. Though it does have a manic energy going for it. That makes the film a fun time waster. That you will forget about soon after watching it. GRADE: C+

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