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He might seem too good to be true. And if he's in a thriller, you should probably just bet that Mr. Right is a Mr. Wrong beneath his charming façade. That's the premise behind the three-hander The Perfect Guy, which stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. With this torrid tale set to hit theaters, we thought we'd look back at some the best bad movie boyfriends that we’ve fallen for. Mark Wahlberg, Fear (1996) David and...
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New comedy network Laff is beefing up its programming assets ahead of its April 15 launch, setting film licensing deals with Sony Pictures TV, The Walt Disney Studios and Miramax, Titles from Sony Pictures TV include Jerry Maguire, Sleepless In Seattle, Punchline, Nothing In Common, Stir Crazy and Steel Magnolias among others. Disney titles include Splash, Mr. Wrong, Honey I Shrunk The Kids and its sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid. Miramax titles include Clerks; Flirting Wi… »
The Duff dutifully hits almost every entry in the lexicon of modern high-school comedies: Here’s the scene where our narrator playfully lays out the social structure of her school; here’s the boy our heroine likes, who eventually turns out to be Mr. Wrong; here’s the trying-on-different-clothes montage; here’s the neglectful parent, and the clueless principal, and the goofy teacher; here’s the homecoming dance, where previously ironclad social roles get upended. So why is it so wonderful? Because wit and charm matter, and The Duff has a good deal of both. The cast will be stars, the gags will be immortal, and you’ll still be watching this movie years from now.That said, the premise of the story itself is a nasty bit of business. Our heroine, Bianca (Mae Whitman), part of a trio of longtime best friends, discovers one day that she might be »
- Bilge Ebiri
3 items from 2015
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