Lets start by establishing a bit of a foundation.Â I do not particularly like any of the main actors in this movie, and Kate Hudson is not a favorite either.Â So, needless to say, I went in with low expectations.Â For the most part, on an artistic level, the movie did not disappoint (my expectations that is).Â It was, in fact, a poor effort.Â The character development, and more importantly, the character consistency within the limited development was horrible.
The one logical conclusion that you come to from the character development, never comes to pass.Â Now, as anyone who has read my reviews knows, I’m not one for obvious endings.Â However, there are certain aspects of endings that you can see coming that should take place, just for character consistency, logical wrapup, etc.Â How tough would it have been to fit in a job working with kids for Dupree at the end of this movie.Â The “job” he winds up with is fine (good even)… but he really should be working with kids… it only makes sense based on the only real character development they did with him.
Despite all of that, however, if you are looking for a nice little movie, that is entertaining and will provide a few laughs along the way (and you are able to withstand both of the lead males propencity to overact and inject “smarm” in to sceens)… this is a decent rental (as hard as that is for me to say!!!).Â You will not turn it off and rush back to the video store pretending you do not have time to watch it and hoping to get a refund so as not to have paid for the two hours you lost… which is what I expected to do.Â Next time I’ll have a more open mind… and not leave the car running!!!
It gets a 3 on the 1 to 6 scale.