Männer sind Schweine (2008)13K
Männer sind Schweine: Directed by Howard Deutch. With Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs. Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.
“I went to this only because I couldnu0026#39;t get into the movie I came to the theater for. I donu0026#39;t know Dane Cooku0026#39;s stand-up and hated him in the overrated Dan In Real Life. But, we figured we could pass time for two hours so we went in.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt started routinely enough. Okay, the guy gets paid to be the date from heck so the girls goes crying back into her guyu0026#39;s arms. Okay concept, if executed well. Then we get Jason Biggs trying to clean up his act to impress Kate Hudson who likes him but is not wowed by him. Since Jason is Daneu0026#39;s roommate, he hires Dane to do his specialty. By this point, weu0026#39;re 20+ minutes into the movie and it made me laugh twice and is otherwise pretty lame. I looked at my watch. Then, Kateu0026#39;s roommate preps her for the date to sow some wild oats and the real fun begins.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe humor in My Best Friendu0026#39;s Girl is rude, crude, inappropriate, socially irredeemable — and made me laugh out loud – a lot! Cooku0026#39;s chemistry with Hudson was electric. The twist is she can give as good as she gets and vice versa. She gets under his skin, but he stays in denial, leading to his next assignment which to me was the high point of the movie. The girl is religious and he takes her to a restaurant in an old church called Jesus Crust – where pizza is a religious experience. i donu0026#39;t want to spoil the inspired gags in this sequence, but I was nearly rolling in the aisles. This victim actually winds up setting the stage for a few plot twists I didnu0026#39;t expect. The movie is raucous fun from then on until the end.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI thought Alec Baldwin was absurdly funny as the Womenu0026#39;s Studies professor who is Cooku0026#39;s father. His chemistry with Cook is also terrific. Cooku0026#39;s former client who is about to marry Kateu0026#39;s sister is also hilarious as is she and the woman playing Kateu0026#39;s mother. Then, the movie goes a bit soft,conventional, and derivative — but is still witty at the end, and the last two scenes play out nicely.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is not a piece of art, but if you ever went to frat parties and can remember having fun at them and want to spend some time laughing out loud, give My Best Friendu0026#39;s Girl a look. I work in Manhattan so I have to be careful to whom I say I liked this movie — thatu0026#39;s why I call it a guilty pleasure!”