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Apartment Hunting (2000)

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Ben Reddick is a writer for Boomer magazine in Toronto. His fledgling career gets a boost when his boss Victor gives him a cover story article to write. He has mixed feelings about it ... See full summary »

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Ben Reddick
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Sarah
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Mac McConnell
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Steve
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Dean
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Lola
John Evans ...
Victor Spoils
Mary Margaret O'Hara ...
Hellen
Valérie Jeanneret ...
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Realtor
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Thurston Peacock III
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
Poncho Woman
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Cabbage Woman
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Lecherous Man
Oscar Hsu ...
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Ben Reddick is a writer for Boomer magazine in Toronto. His fledgling career gets a boost when his boss Victor gives him a cover story article to write. He has mixed feelings about it because of the topic: telephone dating. Victor gave him the assignment if only because the job wouldn't threaten his stable marriage to his wife Sarah, despite Victor stipulating that Ben is not to meet any of the female date seekers face-to-face. Beyond the daunting task of finding a larger apartment for themselves, Ben does state that his and Sarah's marriage is perfect, so much so that they are thinking about starting a family, complete with a dog. However, their marriage truly is based primarily on sexual attraction - as all his past relationships have been - and not a true emotional connectedness. Ben's personal and profession lives get intertwined when his apartment hunting duties start to overlap with his telephone dates. But they overlap in a more meaningful way when he truly does make an ... Written by Huggo

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Barely watchable blandness
26 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

The thing about romantic comedies, especially ones dealing with yuppies, is that they stand of fall on the charms of the cast. Unfortunately here the casting director dropped the ball. The lead is an unappealing sub-Baldwin clone, his buddy a bland shlepp, his wife a cold fish (they're supposed to be hot for each other, so yeah it's a problem), his ubiquitious gay helper looks lost. Only the french girl used as a romantic foil has any appeal, but even this rests on her constant pouting and doe-eyedness. The plot is paper thin, and the amount of coincidences and conveniences the writer has taken just cause weariness. The direction is all telegraphed and you don't usually see this many lighting mistakes (shadows, unmatched lighting sources, etc.) in a film shown by HBO. There's also this annoying singer used, I suppose, as a po-mo commenting device. Unfortunately the singing and the singer as bland and boring as the rest of the cast. You don't have to cast ALL your friends in the movie no matter how low a budget you have.

Oh and the film is called "Apartment Hunting" but they drop this idea 10 minutes into the movie and move onto phone dating instead. Lame.

A slightly better film which feels and looks similar is "Breaking Up" with Selma Hayek & Russell Crowe. So you might want to check that out instead.


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