My Best Friend's Girl

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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,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)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    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. 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. Ultimately, its most unforgivable sin is that it's simply not funny.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    The movie is raunchier than expected, and above all clichéd, formulaic and thoroughly sexist. Worst, it's just not very funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. JohnB.
    Sep 20, 2008
    10
    Much funnier than expected. Much.
  2. PhilM
    Sep 29, 2008
    10
    I think this movie's humor cannot be understood by everyone...but for those of use who got it...HILARIOUS..a laugh a minute super shock I think this movie's humor cannot be understood by everyone...but for those of use who got it...HILARIOUS..a laugh a minute super shock value marvel....... Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    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 successDane 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.
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  4. Oct 2, 2011
    7
    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 especiallyI 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
  5. JayH.
    Jan 4, 2009
    5
    Fair romantic comedy, rather predictable. No one in the cast stands out, Dane Cook as a hunky irresistible guy is certainly not the best Fair romantic comedy, rather predictable. No one in the cast stands out, Dane Cook as a hunky irresistible guy is certainly not the best casting choice. Good score. Kate Hudson can do better. Expand
  6. Mary
    Oct 3, 2008
    1
    I walked in the movies expecting this movie to be something worth talking about later but walked out disgusted. It had a weak plot, it was I walked in the movies expecting this movie to be something worth talking about later but walked out disgusted. It had a weak plot, it was crude and predictable. It was a waste of time, money, and gas. Expand
  7. GurthMcGrizzle
    Sep 17, 2008
    0
    Kate Hudson makes really great movies (especially with Matthew McConaughey)! Also, Dane Cook is really funny! His humor is so smart and Kate Hudson makes really great movies (especially with Matthew McConaughey)! Also, Dane Cook is really funny! His humor is so smart and cutting edge! He doesn't steal other people's material and pass it off as his own, and his jokes aren't just exaggerated stories! Also, Jason Biggs is a great actor who has appeared in many fine movies! The "American" series is a criminally underrated series! Expand

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