Extreme Dating (2005)
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The story revolves around two young men in search of love--with different problems. Sawa's character is haunted by his past: he was left at the alter by his long time girlfriend and thereby has lost the ability to hit on girls. In contrast, Keegan's fatal flaw resides in the fact that women are only interested in sleeping with him--to which at one point he solemnly refers to himself as a "man-ho" (oh yeah, HUGE PROBLEM ha ha).
Moving on, while on a ski trip Sawa and Keegan witness their stereotype foreign colleague fall passionately in love in the midst of a ski accident. Desperate to find their own girlfriends, they set up a fake kidnapping that goes all wrong when the kidnappers they hire turn out to be EX-CONS!!! Anyway I've said enough about the plot, let me get into some of the characters. Keegan is obviously the star of the show and admirable acting skills are only brought down by Sawa's washed up, wish I could still be the star of the little giants, idle hand sucked-- ass. The chick from Saving Silverman really blows too, shes not funny and plays a tough girl that adds no comedic value to Keegan's omnipresent performance. However, there are actors that help fill this catastrophic void created by Sawa and Saving Silverman girl--and it comes in the form of Meat Loaf and the guy from Gymkata. Meat Loaf and Keegan's complimentary acting abilities are unprecedented. Meat Loaf fires off lines such as "Lindsay? I once knew a man named Lindsay" to keep this movie alive. Although I'm not sure which of the old guys in this movie was in gymkata it still makes the movie awesome. oh yeah and meadow soprano is fat and sucks in this movie--only brings Keegan down once again.
After four friends go on a skiing trip, and one of them ends up in a dire situation with a strange girl, and falling in love with her afterwards, the rest of the group decides to try 'Extreme dating'. Meaning, they find different scenarios or situations where they can get trapped, kidnapped or isolated with the people they are in love with or have crushes on.
The whole movie was pretty lame, and although there were a few funny moments, it's not all that enthralling. I will admit that I watched the movie all the way through, partly because I was bored and the other part was because I like Devon Sawa and wanted to give the film a chance. The girl in the movie, whose name escapes me, has been in a few other films, but she looks like she's gone on Mary-Kate Olsen's diet. She used to be very full-figured, and now she looks almost sick. But, aside from that aspect, she was very good, maybe at times a little over dramatic, but cute.
It was worth checking out, but all in all not the best teen - young adult movie you'll see. Stick with better Sawa films like, "Casper" and "Idol Hands".