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Desperate But Not Serious (2000)

Lily is a twenty-something aspiring writer who receives an invitation to attend a wedding reception with Jonathan, a handsome entomologist who also happens to be the man of her dreams. The ... See full summary »

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Gigi
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Jonathan
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Todd
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Darby
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Steve
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Shauna
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Lily is a twenty-something aspiring writer who receives an invitation to attend a wedding reception with Jonathan, a handsome entomologist who also happens to be the man of her dreams. The only problem is that she's in San Francisco and the wedding is in L.A. Lily is therefore forced to enlist the aid of her friend Frances, an unrepentant party girl who has the L.A. nightclub scene wired. Their plans are completely derailed when they inadvertently lose the all important wedding invitation. This sets in motion an evening full of near misses with Jonathan, and thrusts Lily and Frances into a swarm of offbeat encounters with the underground Hollywood crowd. Off they go from club to club, from party to party and from boy to boy in an effort to find the wedding reception. Written by Anonymous

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Every man's dream

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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31 October 2000 (Australia)  »

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Having already had her earlobes pierced especially for her appearance in Black & White (1999), Claudia Schiffer also had her nose, belly button and the cartilage of both ears pierced especially for her part in this movie. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Sam Hollander and David Schommer
Performed by Duke Mushroom and The Warriors
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Should Have Been An Alan Smithee!
26 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The title is very appropriate. Anyone associated with this film had to be desperate and not at all serious.

I can't even begin to imagine why anyone would want his or her name attached to this project. Especially the writers! Who would admit to this? There's no wit or purpose to any of the dialogue. It's like watching bad improv.

And the Pink Dot jokes? I've lived in LA for a long time and they're STILL not funny.

This is bad, so bad. I'm upset that I wasted this much energy hating this movie. I can't believe I sat and watched it when somewhere in the world there was paint drying that I could have watched instead.


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