In Date Movie, the hormones, anxiety, and princess jealousy that fuel the majority of Hollywood love stories are made so excessive that the romance itself is revealed to be...every bit as big a crock as it usually is.
This anemic genre parody from two of the six writers of "Scary Movie" strives for the goofball precision of the brothers Zucker and, long before it reaches the end of its 70-odd minutes, gives you newfound respect for the comic genius of the brothers Wayans (two of the other writers of "Scary Movie").
I'm not a big fan of chick flicks, but that is why I enjoyed this movie. It humorously mocks the genre I despise, and had me in tears of laughter during the entire movie. I may have had a few complaints, but they were only minor.
Arguably the lamest of all the free-wheeling genre parodies that have taken flight since "Airplane!," Date Movie is stupefyingly unfunny in its attempts to mock romantic comedies, celebrities, reality TV shows and anything else that pops into the heads of its creators.
Boasting that your film features "two of the six writers of Scary Movie," as this film's marketing campaign does, is like bragging that you came in second in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest.
It's immature, crude, and stupid. It's also pretty darn funny because of it. Acting as a spoof of various romantic comedies, this is the type of movie that will probably only please those like myself who are easily amused at crudeness. Whether it's relying on gross out moments, shock humor, or just an over the top parody, there are some laugh worthy moments scattered throughout. It might not be the best spoof out there, but it's far from the worst. There are enough funny moments here for me to recommend this, but this type of humor isn't going to appeal to everyone.
You'll see much worse spoof movies, you'll also see much better. This isn't a god awful movie.... in a sense. It's comedy is good, it has a lot of funny parts, but it still did not focus what so ever on character development or plot.
What can be said about Date Movie? Well...some scenes get a chuckle. Some actors give a good performance. The story has a beginning, middle, and end. However, there's a lot of cringey humor and a lot of extremely dated and un-funny references that really bog down this comedy. It's a mostly lazy parody with no real memorable traits.