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A quality production, somewhat raunchy, not my taste
Grahpic artist Tracy is apparently starting out in the job market, or at least he has little experience. He gets one rejection after another on his answering machine (some are funny; most are at least polite). But one company, a dating web site, does want to hire him. Early in the movie he was being asked all these tough questions by this demanding boss and having to come up with creative answers on the spot. He did quite a good job, and apparently this was enough to satisfy "Mrs. Jones" (Was she ever actually married? We never do learn).
At least that's what we are led to believe. Later, we learn the real reason Tracy was hired. After all, he's getting promoted over these other more qualified people. He does not have the experience to handle such a tough job. He does his best, but of course there's one other qualification he has to meet outside of work hours, and this is the hardest one of all. Especially after he meets the cute Desiree.
The ending is amazing. Something I'm sure everyone who cares for Tracy will enjoy.
This movie has good acting and good writing, but it's not really the sort of thing I enjoy watching. But every once in awhile I need to be challenged by a movie outside my comfort zone. If it is a quality production, then it is worth it. That's the best thing I can say about this movie. It is a comedy at times, but not enough of a comedy to make me happy.
The actors playing potential dates do quite a good job. They come across as real, and their lines appear ad-libbed.
The actor I enjoyed the most was Michael X. Sommers as the token white guy. The rest of the employees act sophisticated, not stereotypical, but this guy is everything that makes black people look bad. He's more black that everyone else there with all his wazzupindahood datsdopeyall stereotypical behavior! A very funny guy.
The language had to be cleaned up a great deal for TV, and the dialogue and situations are definitely not for kids. One gay guy says things that would be considered very shocking, say, on network TV. But the writing and acting are quality in that scene.
If you are black (which I am not) and you want a good movie that has a little of everything, this may be for you.
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