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In his early 30s, the beer-bellied Dex has things figured out. He's widely read in philosophy, he's studied Steve McQueen the prototypical cool American hero, and he's distilled Buddhism and Taoism into three laws that make him a hit with women: don't express desire, do something heroic in front of her, then retreat. A part-time job with young children, beer, guys, Frisbee golf, pool, poker, his dog Astro, and sex: what could be missing? Then, at his ten-year college reunion, Dex meets Syd, and the "Tao of Steve" may not be enough to get him what he wants. Plus, Syd remembers something important that Dex has forgotten. Can a cool smart guy, 50 pounds overweight, find his bliss? Written by
Flat, listless, badly written and acted romantic comedy
After all the accolades, this film came as a real shock-- I was amazed at its mediocrity and flatness. Neither exploring the world of male-bonding (ala Swingers), or that of it's fairly interesting premise (intellectual posturing as a way to avoid intimacy), this film has no life outside its frames-- all I kept seeing was camera setups, unimaginative and amateurish performances and writing, and an atrocious pop score.
About 5 funny lines in the whole mess-- if I had chanced upon it without hearing the hoopla I would have easily dismissed it as another so-so indie.
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