Date MovieFebruary 17, 2006
Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man (Campbell), his crush (Hannigan), his parents (Coolidge, Willard), and her father (Griffin).
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 2.6/10 (37,045 voted)
Critic's Score: 11/100
Stars: Alyson Hannigan, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge
Julia Jones is unhappy. She's overweight, spends forever working at her fathers diner, and believes she will always be lonely. This is until she meets Grant Fockyerdoder. Before they can have their dream wedding, they must meet each others parents and survive the scheming Andy.
Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Old Cat Woman
Valery M. Ortiz
(as Valery Ortiz)
Justice of the Peace
(as Charles Dell)
An Unprotected Comedy
Release Date: 17 February 2006
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $21,812,384
(19 February 2006)
(26 February 2007)
Did You Know?
According to the cast commentary, the woman pictured in the ad for the reality show that Julia goes onto is Alyson Hannigan's stunt double.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
Many small errors are probably left in deliberately to fit the absurd nature of the movie.
What happens when the ho doesn't give up all the cash?
[Swings his hands]
[Turns illustration card over to a picture of a man slapping a woman]
That's right Little Jack! Keep your pimp hand strong!
[Picks up another card]
What happens when the dime bag is a little light?
[Pinches his fingers]
[Turns the card over to a picture of a drug dealer]
Right! The dealer pinched!
[Picks up a third card]
What happens when someone rats us out to the cops?
[Makes a stabbing motion]
[Turns the card over to a picture of a man being stabbed]
Shiv 'em in the kidney.
A Complete Waste Of Time
The previews looked very promising- another funny looking parody film
on the 'date movies' we've seen over the past few years. But this was
anything but funny. I saw an advanced screening this evening with an
entirely full theater and as the scenes trudged along, practically
everyone was sitting in stunned silence. The gags are predictable, the
jokes are drawn out to ridiculous lengths and the usually comedic cast
are, quite frankly, wasted in this mess. This makes the Scary Movie
series look like The Godfather collection in comparison. And I happened
to enjoy the Scary Movie series. Perhaps if you've never actually seen
a satire before you will get a few chuckles out of this, but for
everyone else this is just a tired & recycled complete waste of time.
The only good thing about Date Movie is its short running time so you
won't have to be tortured for more than 80 minutes.