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(Review originally written at 30 August 2007)

Seems to me that the actors had no idea what they were filming and where it would end up in the movie, halve of the time. I'm not sure if even the director had a clue. It was like he shot the movie in just in parts and on the automatic pilot. A waste, since David Zucker was a real capable genre director once, with movies such as "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" on his résumé. Seems like the movie wasn't put together until it hit the editing room, who randomly just put sequences in order. This definitely shows in the movie, since it gets messy and disjointed to watch. It also makes the movie overlong and tiresome at times. You just want all these people to leave and get things over with. Seems the movie doesn't know when to end things and when things just seize to be funny. You're better off watching "The Party", starring Peter Sellers, which has a sort of similar concept as this movie.

Terence Stamp was really great in the movie and he is the reason that still most of the comedy works out. Here we have an actor who has had a great career- but no-one has really heard off. I know Ashton Kutcher has gotten a lot of crap over him but he's capable at what he's doing. I just like him as an actor. He's a good comedy actor and besides has got the right looks for his roles. The movie also has some well known actors in the supporting cast. The most surprising name was Michael Madsen. You don't too often get to see him in a comedy. Other are actors such as Jeffrey Tambor and Carmen Electra.

The movie love story between the Ashton Kutcher and Tara Reid characters, which forms the central core of the movie doesn't ever become realistic in the movie. I mean what is that draws these two people together? They have no chemistry and its a real mismatch.

But admittedly the movie is entertaining. Some sequences and moments make the movie worthwhile, although as a whole I wouldn't really recommend this movie to anybody.

5/10

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About Frank Veenstra

Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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