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  • Summary: Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis is the girl of Dustin’s dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down – permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustin turns to his best friend, Tank, the rebound specialist. A master at seducing – and offending – women, Tank gets hired by freshly dumped guys to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives – an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. But when Tank works his magic on Alexis, he ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and a strange new attraction to his best friend’s girl. (Lionsgate)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Manages to distract auds from the predictability of the plot with fusillades of profanely funny dialogue and some playfully sexy chemistry generated by Cook and Hudson.
  2. Eventually the conventions of romantic comedy take hold, with the humor declining precipitously.
  3. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    The actors (especially Alec Baldwin, as Tank's horndog dad) elevate the material slightly, but such piffle will just fill you with longing...for a better movie.
  4. 33
    Dane Cook plays a smug jerk in the dismal comedy My Best Friend's Girl. Strike that: He's only ACTING like a smug jerk.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Say what you will about comedian-turned-actor Cook, the man is a force of nature, a tornado of verbal gymnastics and physical contortions who will do anything for a laugh.
  6. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Tank's whole shtick is taking advantage of stupid women's desire to live in banal romantic comedies, but the film he's in is just as bad as any other Hudson movie.
  7. 25
    There's a cheap thrill in watching Hudson defuse Cook's pig antics with some foulness of her own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    Dane Cook at one time was a funny man. His album "Harmful If Swallowed" still makes me laugh to this day, but he's been riding off the success of his early exploits for years. It's too bad he became the "nickelback of comedy" because "My Best Friend's Girl" was one of the best comedies I've seen it years. It goes for the jugular, it's really funny and it's structure is totally original. I hate the poor press surrounding this film. If hollywood politics had nothing to do with this film, it would be seen as this generations "Annie Hall" with a cynical vibe. This is an excellent, original comedy that sacrifices everything for the punchline. It's more than worth your time.

    I need to point out an issue. Rael, if you're going to negatively review a film, it's "absolute DRIVEL" not "DRIBBLE" there's a very big difference between those two words.
  2. Sep 6, 2012
    Another comedy that uses sex jokes, profanity, and vulgarity to get laughs. Luckily for me I love these kinds of comedies and therefore laughed so much while watching this movie. It falls flat in a few key areas, and is really only for the people who don't mind the vulgar humor, but I enjoyed it and fans of these kinds of comedies will as well. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2011
    I found this movie to be fairly memorable in terms of its theme and comedy. I enjoyed watching this movie it had some good laughs especially with the broken radio part with his 10 steps in making women hate him. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2014
    I just hated it. One of my biggest problems with this story was Biggs faults didn't fell beliveable throught most of the story he is a insecure nice guy who wants the greatest girl he will ever have back. But in the story they thorw in some sexual perversiosn to him that didn't feel natural as much as it felt like the writers said"Oh crap Biggs is the only likeable person of the group but we want them to root for Cooks and Hudson so he got to make Biggs a pervert." Expand

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