Myles is divorced in L.A. He wants a love life and a film career. So he decides to go on 20 dates and find true love in front of a camera, making his first feature. His patient agent, Richard, finds a $60,000 investor, the shadowy Elie. Myles starts his search, sometimes telling his date she's being filmed, sometimes not. Elie wants sex and titillation, Myles wants it "real." Myles regularly talks with his old film teacher, Robert McKee, who wonders if love is possible in modern life. Half-way through the 20 dates, Myles meets Elisabeth; she's everything he desires and she likes him. Can he finish the 20 dates, satisfy Elie, and complete his film without losing Elisabeth? Written by
While amusing and occasionally close to touching 20 Dates suffers from being filmed as if it were a cheap TV show. As such there is really no reason to see it on screen. Even a low budget can sometimes allow for a sweeping, majestic, or engrossing picture. This film is flat and seems too small to fill a theater screen.
I suggest renting it but not on a date. Wait until you've been in the relationship for at least 6 months and use it to laugh at yourselves in the old days.
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