Its plot is thin, its characters are undeveloped, and its acting is Hiltonesque. But the biggest problem with Date Movie is that it just ain't that funny. Just in time to be late for Valentine's Day, this tries to do to romantic comedies what Scary Movie did to horror flicks. While it jabs The Wedding Planner, Hitch and Meet the Parents, it really only ends up making itself look dumb.
Most of the jokes are obvious or unoriginal, and some are just old. J.Lo's big butt, Pretty Woman, Michael Jackson--nothing is kept off-limits or checked for freshness, either. The only thing that saves this from a failing grade is Alyson Hannigan, who's fearless and friendly but wasting her talents here as a woman lookin' for love in all the wrong places. Considering how this first Date went, we don't want a second.
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