I saw this at Best Buy today and I decided to pick it up, I have never seen or heard of "Jake" before, nor played the game obviously. Jake is the ultimate player, and fantasy for many guys. Jake is supremely confident with lots game and most importantly well equipped to handle rejection. He plays the club scene a lot, and as you will see in the flick, he gets rejected plenty of times, but plays "the law of averages". If he was playing baseball he would be "batting .450". I mean if he approaches 10 women and gets rejected 6 times, that means there were FOUR times where he scored right? So goes his player thinking. You can't argue with his results. This animated film has plenty of moments that will at least a bring a smile to your face, and a few laughs too. It's not laugh out loud funny or engrossing, but it will keep you fairly entertained. Plus it's always cool watching animated people have sex.
The film does feel slightly dated, and I sensed this as I watched it. So it's no surprise coming here and finding out it's from 2003 and not '07 or '08. It's certainly not super dated like it's from 1985 or even 1995, it still feels relatively modern. But you can pick up a real 2000 or '01 feel to this movie. Like it came from the 1998-'03 era, where people still said "booty call" and "da bomb" with the total intent of sounding hip and cool with those phrases. Today old ladies walk around saying "booty call", so it's sorta lost it's cool power as it entered into the mainstream vocabulary. And Jake called one of his friends his "wing man", that's a Top Gun reference from 1986 that older teenagers and 20 somethings would have found hilarious in the early 2000s, but would probably go over the head of the current young party crowd in 2008. Thus is the fickle nature of American pop culture.
Anyways this movie is definitely worth taking a look into.
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